Day 3 of Steampunking the Dell Mini 9

I used copper sheet on the corners of the lid, and around the keyboard and trackpad.  Started aging the copper using a combination of salt, tabasco sauce and atomized iron.  We’ll see how that looks tomorrow.

I mixed the salt, tabasco, and atomized iron into a paste and then left it on the copper parts over night.  Don’t rub with this solution since it will make the copper shinier instead!

Not really keen on the copper around the screen… might get rid of that.


oh, and I “glued a gear on it”… sue me!


 Go to post page

August 24th, 2011 by sephiroth

Day 2 of Steampunking the Dell Mini 9

Finished putting the “leather” on the lid and the bezel of the Mini 9 :) The lid came out quite nicely, but not too sure about the bezel. :/

 Go to post page

August 23rd, 2011 by sephiroth

Day 1 of Steampunking the Dell Mini 9

The leather-look sticky back vinyl arrived today.  Began adding it to the Dell Mini! :)



 Go to post page

August 22nd, 2011 by sephiroth

Touchscreen Now Works With Ubuntu!

Wooooo!  got the touchscreen working with Ubuntu!  Took a fair bit of effort but it works!

The drivers and instructions on Enac’s website worked great!

Can’t get the multitouch working but I’m happy enough to have Ubuntu with single touch.

Thank you Enac!!!

 Go to post page

August 1st, 2011 by sephiroth