A question to @Framework team. Can we modify the original hinge to accommodate a thicker body kit? My calculations show that the switch from aluminium to plastic-based materials will increase the height of the body to about 25mm. This in turn will require the hinge to have a longer arm.
Since I want to make a body kit that is fully compatible with all parts I can modify the original hinge to extend its arm but is that going to be ok with you? If not how can I approach this?
Has Framework ever told anyone that they can’t create a mod? It seems they have done absolutely everything possible to make every last thing they can open for everyone.
As long as you don’t violate their copyright by writing “Framework” on it, as if it is made by them, or say something like “endorsed by Framework”, I think you should have no problem.
To be clear, just note that I am not part of the Framework team.
To clarify further I want to create a modded version of the hinges with longer arm that fits a custom thicker chassis. I think only Framework can answer that since the design is not open source and I have no idea about the license either. For my single unit it’s not a problem of course but if this experiment goes well and those DIY body kits are commercially produced later it can be an issue.
The idea is to be included in the FW marketplace eventually as a DIY body kit rather than to build a single custom version for myself so it has to be all original FW components and custom bottom, input and display covers only. My question is if a modded hinge can be included in the marketplace as part of the body kit but if FW doesn’t intend to open source it I will have to somehow stick to the original height of the chassis I guess.
@nrp would you consider including a body kit in the marketplace?
If so do you mind sharing the conditions publicly?
I can make them if FW allows me to make them and agrees to sell them on their marketplace. They will be FW only and compatible with the DIY body kit I am in the process of making. Essentially they will be part of the body kit in that case.
A body kit is very specific to brand and model and not a general component. Take a look at display bezels in the Customization section. They are made for Framework 13 only and will not work as expected with any other laptop. Let alone hinges, and case covers.