Touchscreen netbook mods aren’t new, but until the Heath Robinson spirit they channel ceases to entertain us, we’ll keep featuring them. Latest to get the finger-friendly fettling is HP’s Mini 1000, with owner timm.mccoy of the MyHPMini forums slapping in a 10.2-inch resistive touchscreen panel to turn his Atom-based netbook into a dinky tablet PC.
Video demo after the cut
As with other such modifications, the process is relatively straightforward. The touchscreen panel itself squeezes in-between the LCD and the display bezel, and outputs to a USB connection. That gets hooked up to an internal USB port – usually that of the netbook’s webcam – and offers another few USB connections for whatever was unplugged and perhaps a sneaky Bluetooth addition while you’ve got the lid off.
Check out the video below for all the details. The touchscreen used here is the Hoda 10.2-inch kit, bought from MyDigitalDiscount for $84.99. It comes with controller board, software and the like, and is also available in different sizes for other models of netbook.