instead of a cyberdeck I want a solardeck. Like an e-paper, daylight readable, low energy, solar powered, modular, wooden, solarpunk cyberdeck.
@teslas_moustache I'm not sure how well cyberdecks work as primary machines either so I think there are always going to be compromises.
that said e-paper displays are getting a lot better!
The bigger issue is that higher speeds shorten the lifetime of the display. I don't think that's a solved problem, or a well researched one either.
Honestly even video is mostly fine in the right mode, it's just mouse cursor movements that are harder to track because it's a very small thing moving quickly across a static background.
The real problem is e-paper at larger sizes is hella expensive.
@Trav Yes! Thinking a lot about wooden CNC milled enclosures for electronics lately. It used to be a thing with older radios but it seems nowadays plastic stuff is built to be trashed in a year anyways. I would participate in such a project immediately.
Regarding wood... Did you saw https://shop.keyboard.io/ model M100? :)
@Trav eink has issues with too much sun light, but what about real-life solar-powered minecraft piston displays?
@Trav I've been thinking of something like this for ages but haven't had the time for it. I do have the 13" e-paper monitor for it, now, though.
Long term goals of being a small forth based machine with just the things I need. One day, when there's less landscaping to do and kids to play with...
Very similar: Prose, a dream of a low energy, local 1st, distraction free, paper screen portable computer:
@Trav In the hope that someone else will build it first, and I only have to follow in the steps:
Kindle Paperwhites have on-board serial ports which allow access to an unlocked boot loader, the SoC can downclock to 50Mhz and is even willing to suspend DRAM refresh if you are so inclined. And there is plenty of them available in "used" condition for cheap. And they come with linux preinstalled, so there should be a lot of re-usable code as well.
@Trav i'm actually gonna be tinkering with an e-ink display for a project i'm working on -- looking to make a dooblydoo for my home automation stuffs
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