Want a navigation system for your bike, or want to help create maps for others to use? Why not mount a netbook to your handlebars? It won’t take up any more space than a basket used to carry groceries, and the project will give you a lot more geek cred than a silly old basket.
Instructables has a set of, well, instructions for creating a bike mount for an Asus Eee PC 701, one of the smaller netbooks around. You can often pick up a used or refurbish model for well under $200. Another nice feature of the Eee PC 701 is that it uses solid state storage, which means there are no moving parts to break if your computer happens to fall on the pavement. Of course, the screen and plastic case can still crack.
The project requires a bit of woodworking knowledge, but the end result is a sturdy, if not particularly attractive, netbook mount.
via Netbook News.de