Wazzup, tek syndicate?! I was inspired by Qain's computer briefcase idea, I thought I should turn my PS3 slim into a portable system for a summer project. I don't plan on making it battery powered (yet), so it will have to be plugged in.
So far I have only put a lot of thinking and google searching, and have some questions ya'll might be able to answer.
1. I cant find a 16:9 monitor (either 720p or 1080p) that is under 20in and has a digital input. I don't know if hdmi to vga converters work with PS3 (the internet says no, but my friend got it to work with his).
Are there any cheaper ways to convert a laptop screen to hdmi?(I know Wendell and Logan did it with an iPad screen, but the converter pcb is $100). I don't want to spend more then $100 on the monitor, as I shouldn't have to.
2. I didn't find any good, simple briefcases I could use, so I've decided to make the case myself. I think plastic sheeting with angled aluminum to add rigidity and hold it together is my best option, but I have no idea what type of plastic would be best. Oviously, something strong and shock resistant. Would this work?: http://www.amazon.com/ABS-Sheet-Thick-Black-Nominal/dp/B00DCKGXKG
My plan is to have the Blu-ray drive go out the left side, the power and eject buttons on the top inside, and the usb and headphone jack on the right. I don't want to spend over $300 for the whole thing.
What do y'all think? I'm pretty excited to get this thing started, and I'll probably make a build log blog soon.