Tired of waiting for the mythical Apple tablet or Michael Arrington’s CrunchPad to hit the streets? MyHPMini forum member timm.mcc has another option: just rip the display off an HP Mini 1000, add a touch panel, tuck the guts underneath, and you’ve got yourself a cheap Intel Atom-based tablet.
Right now, the project is still a work in progress. He doesn’t actually have the touchscreen in hand yet, and all he’s done is demonstrated that the screen still works after the keyboard is removed and the display is flipped around.
This is hardly the first netbook-to-tablet hack I’ve seen. But it is one of the first I’m aware of involving the HP Mini 1000.
You can check out a video of the project so far after the break.
via Tablets for the Net