I’ve seen thy cyberdeck post on twitter. This is another great idea how old mainboards might get re-used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOWc25fLlEo
I don’t think motherboard re-use should be a big part of the frame.work effort in the beginning. The magic is long term planning. You can actually make a line of laptops have an extra large motherboard in the initial models and then fill it in as more space is required. This is a method for out competing Apple/China when they’re cutting all corners to get them tiny. Tiny - clearly - always as the effect of over sacrificing - at least for frame.work customers.
I’m not sure how the marketplace is going to work but some nice 3D printed VESA mounts sold by the community would be awesome.
Or some nice machined aluminum cases by Akasa. I have my NUC in the Akasa Turing at it looks and performs so much better than the NUC case. If they could get other companies to put out some cases it could really broaden their market!
As with any new startup, there should be a laser like focus on making a delightful product. Splitting up attention and work force is a bad idea for now. Sure, these are great options for the future but for now, that seems really awful. We are talking about a startup with how many employees? 10? give them a break, folks xD
I understand your concern @siedentm but we already know they are planning a marketplace for the community to resell parts. If community members are also able to sell parts they have created on their own, such as 3d printed cases, then I don’t see how that puts any more burden on Framework. Maybe I have a miss-understanding about how the marketplace is going to work?