Archive for the ‘Modding’ Category

Acer netbook gets 1080p HD upgrade with Broadcom BCM70012 mod

“Netbooks generally fall flat when it comes to high-definition video playback, with Intel’s GMA 950 graphics chipset struggling even with 720p clips.  Broadcom’s BCM70012 video accelerator changes all that, though; a mini PCI-e card, it can handle up to 1080p video with minimal CPU strain on the host system.  So far it’s tough finding a […]

aaSNES1 – Acer Aspire One/SNES PC/console mod

“Take one of the greatest games consoles ever made, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Then gut it to place a fully working PC inside of it.” Words spoken from the brains of a true modder. This is the Acer Aspire SNES 1. It’s an 8.9-inch Acer Aspire One A150 / Super Nintendo Entertainment System (UK) […]

Blinged Up Acer Aspire One

If you are feeling flush despite the rest of the world reporting nothing but doom and gloom concerning the economic situation, here’s something to capture your attention – Japanese gadget artist UFO Hayashi’s blinged out Acer Aspire One which retails for a whopping $3,000 (and above, depending on the final bid) on eBay. Not surprisingly […]

Modding the Acer Aspire One – eSATA

Want to put a sata connection on your Aspire One – here is how to do it ! “There are two basic versions of the original Aspire One – both use the same motherboard, and both support a PATA interface and a SATA interface. The SDD version features the same ZIF connector found on 1.8? […]

Acer Aspire One on wheels !!

Now for something completley different. Lets put the Acer Aspire One on remote control wheels 🙂 “This idea and had thought for several months, since it figured it would be a practical way to make a robot. And yes it was. Not what he had done so because it first wanted to do with my […]

Ten tweaks for a new Acer Aspire One

Hands on Acer’s Aspire One is ready to go out of the box, but if you’ve opted for the Linux version and you’re new to the OS, you may be wondering how to started. Here are ten things to try. Before we start, a warning. Later tips involve working with Linux configuration files, which do […]

How to add RAM to the Acer Aspire One netbook

The Acer Aspire One netbook. It’s inexpensive, it’s tiny, and the base-level version only comes with 512MB of RAM. I cracked open the case, voided the warranty, and added an extra gigabyte. Watch the above video to see how. More details after the jump.   Tools Needed Small Philips screwdriver Two small flathead screwdrivers (or […]

Modding the Acer Aspire One – Bluetooth

Basically, I connected a micro USB Bluetooth module (Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR) to a 5V trace (off in standby), a nearby ground trace, and the USB signals (pins 36 & 38) available on the mini PCIe card slot occupied by the WiFi card. The Bluetooth module was stripped, wrapped in Kapton tape and installed under […]