Figure 1: Story of Geek Scooter
This story comes from a software designer who got an amazing opportunty to try his 20th level geek skills to create a very high density mobile computing platform over a scooter for some promotional purposes. The final product that came up was a rolling system that was capable of GPS navigation, long distance war driving, an internet hot spot, TV program recorder, a low power pir8 radio station, Skype calls over road and so much more. You can easily drive this scooter to India Gate or Kanyakumari plug in your mic and start performing live on web instantly. The prime focus of the maker was on space, he needed to place everything as carefully as possible while keeping the airflow constant.
The most rational solution he came up was mounting a vertical system made up of mounted plates along with all main components stripped right out of their plastic shells. He also used a few extra motherboard mounting posts for screwing the components over the frame. This helped him in creation of a highly modular system leaving space for addition of several other features in the available space. The first light test went off without any problems as they had only connected the prime components and didn’t include the antennas to it.
Figure 2: Geek Scooter with WIFI, GPS, Webcam, TV
Above you can see the promo flyer that accompanied this scooter at some trade shows. You can easily spot the features it displays. With respect to tools, he warns other makers to try on their own risk. Also, he suggests to go through the complete documentation that comes with all kinds of tools. The tools used by him include pliers drill, razor, hammer, hear shrin gun, and screwdrivers.
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