𝙲𝚘𝚍𝚎𝚗𝚊𝚖𝚎: 𝙲𝙲 𝟶𝟸
a wearable Lattepanda computer, perpetually in development.
i've increasingly become disillusioned with anti-consumer software, popular but anti-privacy services, and touchscreen jack-of-all-trades devices for getting certain types of work done. constant social connectivity and hardware’s yearly upgrade model tills a fertile bed of distraction and procrastination; as a human, self-discipline only gets me so far. i sought a focused, tactile device to assist in focusing on writing, design and learning how to code. while an ebook or similar small, used laptop could work, i decided to build something from the ground up — in this case, essentially a shell around an enclosed single-board computer.
that's a long way of saying i was building a cyberdeck — or a loose interpretation of william gibson's version of a portable, wearable computer that doesn’t fit in your pocket.
it should accomplish the following:
1) fully, actually usable as a portable computer; operate independently of wall power (w/ eventual solar cell)
2) act as springboard & testbed for python-based GPIO projects.
3a) looks of a particular post-earth/post-human/future-space-age aesthetic
3b) remain physically expandable and composed of off-the-shelf components; nothing 3d printed or fabricated to order (unless i kludge it together myself)
4) carry no decoration; every element has a function or use
this new design, 𝙲𝚘𝚍𝚎𝚗𝚊𝚖𝚎 𝙲𝙲𝟶𝟸, is lighter, more modular and more robust. built from two aluminum camera frames, compared the the original design’s extruded plastic shell, it now aligns with the ISO tripod/camera mounting standard of (1/4-20) (3/8-16), making sourcing hardware simple for future extensions.