Homemade low power PotatoP laptop computer has a battery life of 2 years

If you’ve ever thought about building your own laptop, you might be interested in a new lowpower system created by developer Andreas Eriksen called PotatoP. The unique DIY portable computer is equipped with a low power consumption system that provides a twoyear battery life. The system is based on a 4.4inch memory LCD built by Sharp with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels in black and white.

PotatoP DIY laptop is equipped with SparkFun RedBoard Artemis ATP with ARM Cortexm4F microprocessor up to 96MHz supported by 384KB RAM and 1MB flash. Watch the video below to learn more about the project and visit the website for full details.

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“It annoyed me that my personal laptop was constantly running out of power when I wanted to work on my small software projects, so I’m building myself a laptop form factor device. Currently, the estimated battery life is up to 2 years depending on ambient light (with 12000 mAh lithium polymer battery), but I hope it will eventually be powered by ambient light only. I have created a small LISP text editor for my home computer. Here you can see me adding a tiny function to it – using the “end” key to jump to the bottom of the file. “

“It needs to have a good keyboard and a decent programming environment—compatibility with existing software isn’t a priority, and powerful hardware is just the bare minimum needed for a LISP environment. Writing a minimal editor, word processor, spreadsheet application, or whatever else I want will be part of the fun! My current working prototype is based on the Sparkfun Artemis module that runs uLisp; and the use of a monochrome 4.4inch Sharp Memory Display.”

Source: Liliputing

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