Lapdock Laptop

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Lapdock Laptop

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So, I have seen all these AWESOME projects, that use a Raspi in combination with a Motorola Lapdock to build a cool 'open' ARM laptop!

This is of course AMAZINGLY AWESOME, so I want to do the same.

Mini Blog

FYI, Cubieboard on the Lapdock running on 'performance' governor, so 1Ghz all the time, LCD on, Wifi running gives about 6 hours of batterylife :D Nice!

--buZz (talk) 11:07, 9 January 2013 (CET)

OK, long time no update, but!!!! I have now replaced the Raspi with a Cubieboard, which is a lot faster, has more ram and has actual SATA!!
Also, all the cables and adapters etc are here and in use :D And I have put a small USB battery between the powersupply but it seems the cubieboard is draining it harder than the lapdock can charge it :(


Cubielapdock1.jpg Cubielapdock2.jpg

--buZz (talk) 02:22, 22 December 2012 (CET)

Sweet, that was easy! The microHDMI converter i bought apparently has the right ground pins connected!

Lapdock xbmcinfo.JPG Lapdock raspi-testmount.JPG

--buZz (talk) 16:52, 3 December 2012 (CET)

The Lapdock arrived!!! w00000t
Now I just need to wait for all these endless adapters :D


Oh, there also came a HDMI to microHDMI converter last week :P

--buZz (talk) 10:17, 3 December 2012 (CET)

The first adapter arrives :D


--buZz (talk) 10:51, 26 November 2012 (CET)

Today I finally decided to go forward and do this project. So, ordered all the shopping list stuff today, more later ;)

--buZz (talk) 02:01, 15 November 2012 (CET)

Other People's Efforts

We should _always_ recycle effort!

added 2019 ;

Even Slashdot says its a good idea!

Connections on the lapdock

  • Female USB 2.0 A
  • Male Micro USB 2.0 B
  • Male Micro HDMI D
  • Charging (the lapdock comes with a charger)

No idea about sound ... I know it has speakers (connected to device over HDMI, no usbaudio ...) but no clue about microphone or headphone plug(s) ..

Shopping List

We need some weird adapters;

A Motorola Lapdock

So there are 3 different models, and it seems that the 'lapdock 500' is _not_ hackerfriendly, but the 2 others are. There might be friendly-maker tricks to apply to this model though ...

Watch out for german lapdocks, as they aren't QWERTY ;)

Micro HDMI D female to HDMI male

I already have a Micro HDMI male to HDMI male cable, which I think i will use in the beginning, but is waaaaay too long.

Come to think of it, let me hunt for a ~20-30cm one ;)

But I don't know if the above solution will have all the right ground cables connected ...

Micro USB 2.0 B female to USB 2.0 male A


This will end up being just a ~27cm cable together :)


One thing that would be really awesome, and a good Recyclable Effort item that I would like to be able to offer to other people doing this, is a 3D printable case for the RasPi that actually docks onto the laptop.