I am trying to get into handheld gaming consoles (ex. steam deck) recently and thought what if I can make framework laptop into one of those.
My idea would be reusing the framework mainboard and battery (just fold the battery on top) and use a USB-C port to handle display and controller data. Quick dimension check results in a console that is around 250x120x20 which is oh-so-similar to the handheld console I am getting which is ayaneo pro 2021 at 255x106x20.
The more I think about this the more reasonable it sounds. So, I wonder if anyone have thought of and/or done it, and whether anyone is down to work for this project. (I would be available to work on this after September when I finally got back to US)
I’m also interested in making a handheld Framework console but that tablet @MJ1 linked to does have a working proof of concept of a build with the battery folded on top, which is great to know that it can work with no overheating problems.
I have a 7" 1200p screen that I’m trying to use for a build and a similar footprint size to a Steam Deck.