My 3-year-old wanted a computer, so this weekend we built a laptop. Now they keep sending emails to their grandmother.

A carboard laptop, with a hand drawn qwerty keyboard and a bunch of stickers. A carboard laptop seen from the back, which is decorated by a few big stickers. The screen is held vertical by a metal coffee mug.

@ice Wouh. I'd love that one for work. Looks fast!

@jayrope Yeah, and the battery lasts forever :)

@ice @jayrope nice and thin too

@nihilazo @jayrope Haha, I still have to find a way to make it properly "closable", and also a way to keep the screen vaguely vertical on its own.

@ice @nihilazo Thi should work, us two of them, stick/glue either ends into cardboard rims. Done ;)

@ice @nihilazo This should work. Use two of those, stick/glue either ends into cardboard rims. Done ;)

@ice Glad to see the webcam covered up. Never too early to learn about online safety and privacy.

@shahaan Haha yeah, it seemed appropriate :)

the stickers really sell it ;)

@ice blobcat_aww​That's so sweet!

@FiXato These are some actual laptop stickers that came with an Asus notebook, I've finally found a use for them, haha :)

I made sth like this around 1990 for myself while in primary school after short access to a C64. Two years before my family bought their first PC.

Yours looks really great and I would have loved if my parents could have helped me and given hints and hidden gimmicks like that! 🥰

@jayrope @nihilazo Great idea, thanks!

@ice I love it!

@ice I bet it has maxed out specs. Nice

@ice Maybe also add a list of paper on the screen with a clip.

You can have different pages (windows) for different apps :)

@ice That's one hot piece of hardware.

@bookwar The keyboard took ages to draw, so I had no time to think about the screen (but my kid was adamant about not putting stickers on it because it would hide it lol) Nice idea, I might try this :)

@peter Haha yeah, the wildest specs you can dream of :)

@rostiger It's thinner than a MacBook Air I think. Easy, no ports at all :)

@RobinSohn Thanks :) It still lacks a few things, maybe various stuff to display on the screen with some sheets of paper as someone suggested, a way to close it properly, something to keep the screen vertical when it's open... It was fun to make (though the keyboard was a pain to draw, haha)

woah very cool! I think our youngest would love one like that.. looking for cardboard as we speak 🤗

@ice aaaahhhhhhhh, I had one of those as a kid as well! 😊

@woozong Haha, have fun :)

The keyboard even has a numpad, you don't see that often in laptops. Quite a high end device you got there! 😄

@normandc Yeah, I wanted to include one because I thought it could help my kid to understand numbers. Not sure it’s very readable though :)

@ice I need these stickers !? 😱 😍👍

The most energy efficient laptop, ever!

@danslerush They came with an actual Asus laptop, a Vivobook.

@ice Oh the ones with the characters ("True", etc.) ? 😯

@danslerush Yeah, all of them, the characters and the black and yellow ones all come from the same set.

@danslerush Yeah, that's the ones (though I guess there are several sets, I don't have the skating fish for example)

@lohang @ice no glare, recyclable, does everything you need, value for money, the list of features is endless. install a drawing program with 'paper', remove to save and share with friends.

@rosano Yeah, and you can even draw out of the screen if your resolution isn't high enough :)


Hell yeah, it is repairable too 😃

@jayrope @nihilazo

@ice awww that's cute

@ice Yes, perfect. I love that message "it's a real laptop iff it has stickers on the lid"... ;-)

Are you going to make it modular?

Built-in e-ink display is fantastic

@horhik I guess I could make a jigsaw puzzle version :)