William Gibson coined the word cyberdeck in his 1984 novel Neuromancer to describe a kind of mobile device that one could use to connect to cyberspace. These days most of us just use phones or PCs… but there’s a thriving community of folks making their own cyberdecks by combining modern tech with retro-futuristic aesthetics.

One recent example is the Data Blaster, made from a Raspberry Pi 400, a widescreen display plus a detachable wearable display, and… 3D printed handles. It’s kind of pointless and kind of awesome, and I highly recommend checking out the full video to see how (and why) it was made.

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3 replies on “Lilbits: Cyberdecks, Chromebooks, Kindle jailbreaks, and Linux phones”

  1. Nice .. on a 3:2 display you wont have to scroll as much and ARM will ensure better compatibility with android apps ..

  2. My PW4 is running firmware version 5.13.4 so I can’t use the jailbreak.

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