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Had a hard time naming this thread but laptop adapter is basically what it is. I've been eyeballing an acer aspire one for a while but not quite willing to lash out the money and lose a lot of functionality vs the N800. I thought about it and one of the things i wanted was a norwegian keyboard and the ability to use it on my lap without getting burned. Thanks to qwerty12 the norwegian keyboard thign wasnt hard to do, enter the second part.

I got a logitech ultra flat keyboard at a local electronics store as a base. I cut off most of the cable and added a miniUSB plug hacked to automatically put the N800 into host mode. I then found an old flash trigger and got the little screw-connector thingy from that, drilled a hole in the bottom of the keyboard and put it in there. I then took a cheap small tripod I had lying around, cut off two of the legs, and glued it to the back of a windshield mount that fit the N800.

The result I now got is a keyboard that works very well being just flat, but also has a tripod mount on the udnerside. With this I can screw on a holder for the N800 which holds it up and let it sit in place. By having the keyboard on my lap i now got my wish from the AA1 eyeballing with the device I already got, so I'm rather happyface



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Very cool. I'd love to do something similar with my little BT keyboard!
 
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very cool.
thanks for sharing!
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For those who want to make one themselves (its quite useful and cheap) you need a logitech ultra flat keyboard, this camera tripod and this windshield mount. The screw hole on the bottom of the keybaord actually fit the tripod screw without putting in a metal one like i did, but i wanted a detachable solution and i doubt the plastic will hold fo rlong if you screw it in and out of the screw hole.
 

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Could you post a picture of the back of the N800 on the mount? I'm wondering how you dealt with the N800's fold out stand.
 
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All I'm going to say is: patent and sell.
 

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