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Triple-Screen Laptop DONE RIGHT!
- Published on Mar 27, 2023 veröffentlicht
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Loving the incorporation of 3Dprinting into your arsenal, Matt. And the brass legs give it that classic DIY Perks touch. Your creativity is inspiring!
Bro it's so damn cool seeing you here
lets make the frame out of wood and make it really high end, right? ;D
Haha, when I saw the 3D-printed case I was like "Aww, where's the brass?" but then I saw the legs and the world felt normal again.
Let me give you an idea for your next project.
Using raspberry pi or jetson board to make a 6.8 inch phone . With very small bulk size. You can add the fan to it only if your going to over clock it to the extreme. Running Android. Let's see what you will build. From West Africa
I love how much work is put into this
Then filming the entire thing
Maybe I missed more
Damn , never gonna be this productive in my life ever
dont forget the hours of editing!
Every time this guy publishes a new video I tell myself , there is no way he can do better than what he did.THIS GUY STILL AMAZES ME EVERYTIME.
i love how even when he doesn't actually use as much brass as normal, he still adds that signature brass look somehow.
I haven't even finished this video yet, and I am blown away. This formfactor is EXACTLY what I need for school. I need a lot of screen real estate for the level of reading and research that I perform. Waiting for a computer that is capable of just this...I'm all over it!
This has to be the opening for the long overdue DIY Perks and Linus Tech Tips cross-over collab.
Matt making the project open sourced and even using Framework-components (of which Linus is an investor) it almost couldn't be more of an obvious opportunity :-).
@bobyoo not even. It's like comparing a concept of a pear to real oranges.
@Eden K Literally nothing like Unbox Therapy. Not even close lol
@Eden K Are you seriously comparing Unbox Therapy with LTT? Even though both are tech channels, it's like comparing pears to oranges. Point me to a video of Unbox Therapy where they provided graph and in-depth review of different techs?
@Eden K Motorola had the first mover advantage when it came to mobile phones… look at where they are today. Linus’ success is undeniably through skill and hardwork, even more so the fact he’s maintained it this long.
@Eden K LTT does employee several dozen full time engineers and software developers. I wouldn't say they lack skill as shown by their occasional in-depth videos but rather they focus on quantity to support it's 100+ employees. The company produces over a dozen videos a week across all of it's channels. I think once their new lab extension is complete, they will definitely start producing technical content on a consistent basis, perhaps even a new lab channel and website.
This is the sort of stuff I was excited to see when I first heard about Framework. Yes there laptops look nice, but because all the parts can be purchase individually and they don't do any lockdown shenanigans, it makes projects like this way easier and importantly, consistent if other people want to do it (rather than gutting an old laptop).
@Yiğit Anıl Genç ahh yes, Apple. Hates consumer repairability, and all products made in a factory with suicidal workers.
Who wouldn't want to support that?
Qualcomm is making desktop ARM based CPUs soon. I'd rather wait for that, than buy something that makes Tim Cooke that little bit richer...
The finish in 9:41 is mad
@Alex C The entire laptop is still together by nothing but screws, and the motherboard can actually be used as a separate standalone computer. Most computers don't let you do that. Almost every single component that could break is replaceable. Hinge brakes? Replaceable. Keyboard? When placeable. Screen? Replaceable. All with a screwdriver and a little time, with no need to take it to a repair shop. And unlike every other laptop in the world, it's actually upgradeable. It started with an 11th gen processor, now you can replace it with a 12th gen. Linus fell in love with this concept so much that not only did he actually buy the computer as his new daily driver, but after the first video he made on it he invested $250,000. It sounds like a small investment, and that's because they weren't actually looking for big investments by the time he finally asked. He's also made it clear that should the company eventually betray its users, he will publicly denounce them and end his investment.
I wish i could have...but u r far away...Thanks From Bangladesh
Sir I've been watching you for almost a decade now and I consistently re watch your videos more than anyone on this platform. You have helped me articulate myself better through electronic repairs and such, I just wanted to say thank you for staying on Clip-Share and keeping the same yet fresh and original content!
This is absolutely amazing!
Not only a new design, but a new way of using a computer. That's a whole new thing right there! Your engineering is truly breathtaking, the way you are able to see BEYOND what already exists.
What you've created there mate is a modern take on an old school luggable. Awesome work!
From DIY glowing mushrooms (which I never managed to get done right) all the way to custom laptop build. You've come a long way, dude. Many people cannot understand the degree of craftsmanship that such builds require👏
Love to see the framework parts used this way! This enables such a new way of DIY projects!
Not only does Framework try to make the consumer electronics industry better, they also empower amazing projects like this!
And the DIY side can get you a decent wide gamut OLED panel which they don't offer on the laptops
I would likely not utilize them on my own (my HP laptop will become dust before I purchase another laptop), but I want to say the largest possible THANK YOU for making the 3D printing files open-source and allowing, nay encouraging, other people to modify them on their own. I'm sure it takes a lot of work to create this, and ending your (presumably) days and weeks of hard working and engineering with a desire for other people to share in your amazing creation is truly, well, amazing! Thank you, good job on the excellent video, and have a nice day!
I love watching your projects and can only imagine the effort that goes into developing the product and also the great video production. Thank you. I watch each one thinking "that is such a cool idea" and then in the back of my mind a voice is saying "but you will never try to make this" :-D
i have a suggestion. you should make the stand adjustable like those tripod stands because depending on your location you dont want the screen to be so high up
Awesome project! How do the 3d printed parts cope with the heat generated by the screens and other components?
There's not much heat from a screen but the processor might be a concern.
This youtube channel has been providing massive amount of inspiration over the years for me that I never put in use.
Matt puts in so much time and effort into these projects, not to mention the process and video itself, and then just gives it all away to us. What a dude!
@Nurolight I don't think he would get many new subs doing this. It's interesting to watch, but usage scenarios are limited
@Jacob Nelson grow up
@Jacob Nelson while true altruism is impossible to achieve, it is possible to be less greedy. Matt could milk this project for every penny. However, he decided that the ad/sponsorship revenue was enough for him. And that he didn’t need to sell the project as well. I will never fault someone for trying to get the last dime out of their hard work. Money is something we all need. But when there is more money to be made, yet you forgo it to help others… well I would consider that commendable and kind.
@Jacob Nelson he could have chosen to lock the project behind a paywall, but he makes it freely available for everyone, how's that not altruistic?
@pavulon5000 Making the project open source rather than gating it behind a patreon paywall.
This is my favorite project of yours so far! The stunning design, how small it gets when closed, and the 2 iPad screens on the sides are amazing features. This really is a triple-screen laptop done right.
Matt, I've been watching you build beautiful and exceptionally well-engineered creations for years now and THIS is the project that I want to create the most. I can't wait to give it a go! Thank you.
I am absolutely speechless. This is amazing. I can't even imagine what ideas are flying around in this guys head.
Matt is my technology and wood shop instructor wrapped in 1. I love how he’s super passionate too about what he does and he ALWAYS deliver. He’s super smart and is always artistic with his designs too. I still cannot get over the DIY PS5s. Keep it up buddy!
Now finally, a laptop with proper ergonomics that can help me get me more work done on train travels.😁
Seriously, I'm a big fan of this design. I day-dreamed of having folding vertical side panels to my laptop when I was gone studying far off from home. So satisfying to finally see it built, in probably the best possible way. That also goes for all the content on your channel. You always put loads of thoughts in every projects, and come up with something that is both pleasing and functional.
This is why we wait a month or two for a video from Matt. He always delivers a banger
This time it was 3 months!
Major props for making the project fully open source. It's got its detractions but for the right person, this is an amazing idea. Thanks for the interesting video as always!
The contrasting colors you chose are so beautiful. For me, it looks like an ancient royalty design which makes it more premium.
I would love to see somebody take this idea, and make a all in one pc, using desktop parts, with a built in vesa mount. I love the idea of a all in one, with the ability to be upgraded.
It's unbelievable to see , whenever I see your work , engineering at it's peak 🔥🔥🔥
I spent way too long not liking the aesthetics of the design before reminding myself of the practicality of the design. I'll be very interested to see what people come up with. Love your work and hearing/seeing your thought process.
Loving the idea that Framework not only provides repairable laptops but makes it possible to buy parts and make your own DIY laptop.
@J E One generational upgrade isn't anything special, even in the laptop world. But how they go from here will prove if they can deliver on their claims.
@Zero I really hope framework decides to provide a touch screen. As an IT guy, we have far too many users that demand having a touch screen for me to be able to continue purchasing more framework laptops in our environment. I'd love to see framework keep doing what they're doing but continue to provide more options.
Make my laptop diy? Wow awesome
No offense to existing cyberdecks, but this is worlds better
This is a really cool build. I've had triple screen setups for ages, and I've always wondered why laptops couldn't use a screen configuration like yours. Never had thought about the terrible ergonomics of not having the screens up at eye level, but it looks like it's very much as bad as it seems.
Also, I never knew such a thing as a modular kit-style laptop existed! Thanks for the tip. My next laptop might just end up being a little less conventional :D
DIY perks is so creative. This guy should start a tech company
This is insane. Going above and beyond, not going to lie, i think this is the first actually easily feasible for me build as a student (with a 3d printer) that lives in an apartment and doesn't have any power tools. It's really in tune with framework's solutions for you to make it open source. Really appreciated!
Thank you for pushing or using screens at the proper angle.
It's crazy that poor laptops are not trying to do something like this.
Terrific! The only downside of the portability is having to carry a keyboard and mouse. Even the smallest takes a bit of space in the backpack. Maybe one of those folding keyboards? Or maybe one of those really thin ones, witha 3d bracket on the main unit to hold it?
There should be a compilation of Matt being so happy about using brass in his projects because it seems like it appears very time! 😆
@Ricardo Gobin and a leather handle of course
😄 it wouldn't be complete without a bit of brass
DIY Brass Projects. 😂
Besides the ingenious way of mixing together everything to something new with great design, I was waiting for the signature elements of this creator... brass and leather 😁
I'm totally blown away! Brilliant idea, executed perfectly. The only improvement that comes to mind might be telescopic legs. Btw, thanks so much for choosing to open source the project!
Imagine something like a foldable phone, as a laptop, so you could just fold out both sides and then have a seamless huge widescreen :X That would be so awesome for a mobile studio or video editing pc.... Thanks for showing us your awesome as always idea!!
Great project once again Matt, just not sure about the brass legs they do look a little spindly and prone to expensive accidents. Thanks for sharing.
This was beautiful! Loved it, plus the 3D printing added flavors to it.
DIY Perks always sets the bar so high each time that I think it's impossible to beat. Yet he beats it at every single video. That's an incredible task.
Hes a kingsman theres nothing less to expect. You cant make brains like this anymore
indeed, thoes leags r a litte bit to high, but it can be fix anyway, about touchscreen....indeed, it will be super hard to use, about mouse and keyboard, well....in the market, it have a plenty of slim mouse and keyboard to chosse so that maybe not become a problem
It's not very compact, but still it should barely fit into a compact backpack. The problem is navigation.
Touchscreen on all three displays?
Would be neat, but those legs and hinges would be wobbly.
Keyboard and Trackpad?
There's none. You won't be able to fit it into your bag, unless you get something hilariously small and un-ergonomic. Or you hope wherever you go there's a spare unit to borrow. Or you just don't use one and have no interactability.
10:35 that mechanism along would have taken me a full days of trial and errors with half a dozen test prints. He made it looks easier than it is
I really like this and it’s great to challenge what’s required from a “laptop”. If you always have a desk to work on then there’s no reason this form factor shouldn’t exist. I did think the taking the iPad screens out, using display port cables and a driver board was perhaps unnecessary when you could use a USB-C cable direct into the iPad and use Duet although then you have a couple of redundant batteries and limitations from using Duet, it might only support one display. Lastly, having a display above a traditional laptop makes the ergonomics better and I think that would be a better commercial product.
Very interesting and impressive. Open source too! Good on you mate. Setting a great example
I love this. Thank you for sharing and making iy. Hope companies catch on to this design.
really love the dedication of engineering in this video big RESPECT
Hey Matt, u could have made the joining line of the separate panels at different locations and increased the structural rigidity
I was somewhat lamenting the lack of brass seeing the project was being 3D printed.
Foldable legs in brass!
Now, THAT's a proper DIY Perks feel!
Beautiful and clever as usual 👍🏼
Kinda like a technological reboot of Steampunk in a sense, where lots of Brass and Copper are used in just about every contraption wherever possible. Except the contraption here is a triple screen laptop lol
Yup Needs More Brass!!
Maybe a brass bezel for even more ridged build?
Don't forget the leather handle! Lol
yeah i wouldn't have minded a tiny little bit more copper and/or brass...still though - a great project as per usual.
I love how much work is put into this
This is an incredible idea. I would love to build one. Need to invest in a 3D printer!
this idea is just wonderful. well impressed, thank you for sharing and making this happen
Mat you are one of purest and most creative guy that im following. i followed your channel grew from almost begining, and im soooo glad that you made it. Best of luck from Bosnia :)
Everything this guy does is premium. Nice work!
Love your projects, even tried/been inspired by a few. Especially especially especially love that you champion open source, so valuable and important. Thank you so much for all your hard work in showing us your creative projects! Top tier stuff!
@Adam S. im all for piracy too, dont worry!
@Bullet Punch No, it's not piracy. Digital content requires no cost to be duplicated and if it has been published, then creator has been already remunerated. So no. It's not piracy. Even if it's not digital, there can't be piracy - how do you see paying Rembrandt for a copy of his painting? Who got robbed - because that's what piracy is - by copying his artwork (not even counterfeit)?
Though I understand people publish their work in anticipation of FUTURE income - which is fair expectation, I admit - it doesn't mean they lost anything from what they gained already.
If anything, one should absolutely punish unauthorized re-use (i.e. someone downloads someone's content and monetizing it further). This will take care of actual pirates.
@Robotron Sage yay for piracy!
Also free market principles indicate that any product with an infinite supply (any type of digital data that can be infinitely copied and distributed) should effectively have 0 price in terms of market value.
Also the DMCA is an absolute joke and we should work on getting rid of it tbh. Everything was so much better when nobody took that sort of thing seriously. We would laugh at media companies for trying to ''curate'' their data into monetary exploits. The funny thing is, there are huge antitrust concerns with monetizable data, given you can infinitely copy and produce digital data at essentially ZERO cost, and you can't do that with other industries, so it should be unironically illegal to force monetization on digital (i.e, highly exploitable) data.
Great project, super creative, highly practical. Overall its a win.
This is beautiful work. Glad you made it open source, but I almost wish you would make some to sell and you became very financially successful with this concept. Thank you for your hard work on this very creative form factor.
the colored filament makes it look like a cheap plastic toy so maybe glueing an aluminium foil over it would make it look better but other than that its a really great idea.
Well done! Nice idea! could see companies selling this form factor in the future
love the idea , I am currently running an iPad as a secondary display and I can confirm that it is an amazing addition to my system
I would love to see a vesa mount on that which will be more reliable and universal
All of your ideas are incredibly unique. But this has to take the cake for one of the weirdest yet coolest builds you've ever done. The use of ipad screens was genius
@Martinz Watcher Well, the fact that the resolution syncs up with his main display and that the size and shape are right really help, too.
it's not iPad screens that makes this genius because any tablet screen will do - what makes this genius is brass leg design. It's distinct and lightweight.
That is a great project, well done! What was the final weight of the full setup?
Your creative is impressive. You mention the nuances of dealing with a standard laptop and you're right about all the nuances. Having the laptop elevated at eye level eliminate neck fatigue. This setup does highlight a good prospect of a useful laptop system for productivity.
the fact you made everything open source shocks me. Such talented man doing stuff for free is honorable, I watch your videos not because I'm going to build the project I enjoy the whole process and the ideas you come up with that are incredible handy. Thanks for bringing us this content!
Maybe, but giving away the IP creates an ecosystem not competition. I'm sure he would be thrilled if someone starts selling a version of this at $2k a throw which would be cheap at twice the price. He's had 1m views in a week. Anyone new to his channnel will certainly check out his other work. I've only seen one (his artificial sun). His skill and attention to detail blows me away.
No joke, I would pay for a kit to do this with injection mold parts (or aluminium ?) and a bit more thin, I love the idea !
I live in Japan and enjoy crafting in the same way. It just hasn't done anything as great as this video. But as I watched the video, I felt more and more motivated.
It will be a good stimulus. I want to keep learning.
I wouldn't be surprised if big tech is taking notes on this one. Your work is always impressive.
Surface Books hinge has a perfect little gap for this to fold into
And I’d be glad if they are - we need people bucking against the “established thing that sells and works” for real development to happen
I would love to see some post processing done on the 3d printed parts so they look a little less plasticky. Maybe some electroplating to get that true brass steampunk dyi perks look.
A modern version of the Compaq luggable. 😂😂😂 This is a great start, can’t wait to see who makes it thinner and adds active cooling along with a better stand.
Always astound by your diy creations ❤❤❤
First video if watched of this channel. Blown away by the idea, this has a crazy amount of potential - the nomad solution of the next ~laptop~ generation (needs a new name now)
I would really like to see a more sophisticated design version of this. With a bit more resource it can become very neat.
Great job, fascinating work as always! You make DIY look freaking easy.
You should make a collab with LTT, and make a gaming rig from this design. :D
(Just make it durable enough, Linus likes to drop things)
@V van Zeller from my understanding the framework laptop has thunderbolt 4 which means that the extra usb-c port could be used with an eGPU, hence making it into a gaming system
they have huge cnc machine so i imagine a case made from aluminium will make this 1000% better
@V van Zeller Hence the "make a gaming rig _from this design_" ;)
Very few cards can drive a 4k screen, let alone 2. The only thing you are gaming with this machine is minesweeper.
2.0 would be a colab with LTT. Linus is such a fan of Framework, he's invested heavily in it, and this would only help spread awareness of the goals Framework is trying to achieve
Just imagine how much better it would look and feel if the case if aluminium or brass. Well done again sir
you could smear a banana all over the screens
This looks great. The only problem I have is that I think the USB ports would be hard to reach with USBs with weird sizes.
With foldable screens, I'd like to see a portable monitor that folds like this, then out into a curved ultrawide monitor.
Fantastic! This portable luxury pc is missing only one thing: a nice headphones amp. Of course, a small usb dac on one of the usb ports will work. As always, excellent!
I think making it VESA mountable would be a very neat idea
Contributions are always welcomed :)
Thanks for keeping it open source.
Wow, an all-in-one that's not crap and surprisingly portable. And it comes with three displays
I've been watching your projects for years and never commented you're a gifted genius Matt! Congrats!
I am pretty sure everybody at some point has wondered if there is a better way to design compact PCs with multiple monitors. But to actually act on it instead of ranting, and produce a device that is practical and yet so unique - you are someone that loves doing what you do and your passion shows.
Instead of brass legs, it would be cool to have lags that unscrew to extend, and screw back in to conceal. Definitely an awesome project
This might be his best project yet. I love how he doesn't shy away from picking up new things as needed, like 3d modelling, soldering, etc.
yes, not to sure about hinges, as a everyday luggable Item, like idea of the extendable legs, but as it meant to be used in the field as it where (office, hotel rooms etc.) where a really stable table are available that maybe the case, but where wobbly table is king, your going to have problems?
(like it he build laptop, from almost scratch, with research, tech,. and a design departments, million pound/dollar budgets
That was so cool. If I saw something like this on the market, I think I would buy it.
Great video!! This makes me want to own a 3d printer, next lets add a 4k camera to this with a sliding door for total privacy.
Amazing work as always! Impressive. I only see one drawback, we need to be carefully to not leave any window open or a gust of wind can be the end of it.
Awesome idea, and I like how the case turned out.
But I was hoping you would make a stand with adjustable height. It could be fixed to a more sturdy backpanel, with the stand legs sitting at the bottom.
Matt you're a f*kin genius! And amazing how you make it available for everyone, to at least feel like they can do it 😂
With the advent of flexible OLED i imagine we will see some extendable unrolling screens in future but this is really cool!
@nonchip just admit defeat bro it's embarrassing
What a delicious schadenfreude seeing someone being ratioed so hard like that.
@nonchip You know that the folding phones don't actually fold the displays flat either right?
@hnewc1919 decades? if you really only use your phone 4-5 times a day, more like half a century! 45.6 years to be precise :P
but i know plenty non-teens and non-girls and non-teen-girls that use their phone way more often, bringing the lifetime down into the "about as long as the battery" range (the shortest i've heard lately was like half a year, but that was because some sand got in between the hinge, which just sheared the screen in two).
also no idea if phone use relates to marital status, but congrats? :P
@nonchip We are done here. I can't continue to debate someone who doesn't accept the same version of reality.
Dear Matt thank you for this video. Got a question different to what has already been said. Have you considered building say a 46 centimetre computer screen that connects to a laptop and has a built in touch screen, along with a built in camera and projector. This is my dream to see this happen as I think it would do more for office work whilst at home at least. Thank you for reading my message in advance Kindest Regards Justin Ray.
from snail-free tomatoes to this DIY project! I always enjoy watching your content Matt.
This is an awesome project man. Great work.
Absolutely lovely the idea of tapping the display power from the display port adapter - great stuff as always!
Hi, just throwing idea. I've always thought that a laptop on which we could slide the screen on the side would allow it to be more centered between the keyboard an mouse. Allowing this portable setup to be more "video game playable" while approaching a desk setup positon for the user. Could you bring this to life ?!
Dammit Matt you've done it again and surprised me with another strange but "damn i wanna do that" project.
I found your channel pretty recently and I've been binging all your videos they're just SO GOOD!
Just came across your channel and I am really impressed by the effort you put into your projects. This one aswell as your PS5 slim project where especially impressive videos imo. Keep up the great work!
i actually would consider buying this off the shelf if it was made into a product
I won’t do it myself as I don’t have a 3D printer but I think it’s fantastic that you provide this as an open source project. Shows a lot of love for your viewers and community. Well done ❤
and some website may even be able to print full size without splitting parts.
You an also use online 3d printing services and get even higher quality
there are stores where you can pay to print it for you.