DIYPad_badge.jpgAdmittedly, this isn’t the most practical solution for getting your hands on a tablet computer, but it’s impressive to watch this timelapse video wherein Liu Xinying builds his own iPad clone from computer parts. Here’s part 2, where he shows the finished build. It appears as though the tablet is running Windows XP, skinned to look like Mac OS X. Liu demos the tablet with web browsing, Google Earth, and a iBooks-like application. It’s a slick build, but I think I have a lot to learn before I could possibly attempt an endeavor like this. [via Dale]


Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.

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