After seeing some posts here and on reddit, I figured why not?
Not a ton of progress to report yet, other than documentation/ research.
I know that at the end of this experiment, the BOM at the end will be more than DIY or pre-built. But I view it as a contribution to a company I’m more than happy to support, and the experience in building something up from parts alone is more than worth it to me.
I’m going with 80% new parts: I’m providing of my own is storage, and wifi, to increase my chances of success!
Needless to say, I’m really excited/ nervous for build day! I know I’m going to be itching to assemble things as soon as I have the hinges and top cover, but I’m going to wait as there doesn’t seem to be a comprehensive top/ bottom cover replacement guide.
I welcome feedback of any nature