Drawing inspiration for Ben Heck’s portable Xbox 360 gaming laptop, Austin, Texas-based startup Techjango has developed its Darkmatter Xbox Laptop, which can be bought in kit form or can be purchased as a fully assembled product. If you are one who likes building things and would want to try building a portable Xbox Laptop, then Techjango’s Darkmatter Xbox laptop kit can help you customize one for your gaming prowess. The entire casing of the Xbox laptop is 3D printed and laser cut, while 3mm black acrylic is used for the paneling. All interconnects and other parts on the laptop are also 3D printed on Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printers.
Techjango’s 3D printed Darkmatter Xbox laptop provides casing for the console, along with an attached 15.6″ HD ready 1366×768 display and a set of speakers. Compatible with Microsoft Kinect sensor (also Xbox One) and peripherals both wireless and wired, the laptop has no battery on board, so you’ll need an Xbox 360 power adapter all the time. However, it does features ethernet, HDMI and USB slots along with headphone jack and and Wi-Fi support. It has capacitive touch controls for power, volume, eject etc and has 4GB storage and DVD.
Techjango is currently raising money for the Darkmatter Xbox laptop on Kickstarter. They seek to raise $25,000 on the crowdfunding website, to be able to build a thin and easy to assemble Xbox laptop.
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