Hey folks! I was one of the folks lucky enough to get a Framework mainboard for a project. For this project, I will be creating a wheelchair PC. I’ve seen the wheelchair adapters for laptops, and I think it will be much cleaner to use the Framework mainboard as the heart of a more modular design that’s much more user-focused. What’s also nice is that, on a wheelchair, many of the weight limitations are neatly avoided, so you can do crazy things like have large batteries available.
I will need to build this thing out a bit. I’ve built a fair number of desktop PCs. I think the only things I’m not familiar with on this are the wifi card and battery.
For the WiFi, the card itself makes sense. The problem is the antenna, as the one in the framework store won’t be a good fit for my needs. Does anyone know what those laptop antenna connectors are called? I just want some loose wires of the appropriate length that I can design into a case, or maybe some router-like adjustable antennas.
Since the battery isn’t available on the Framework store, I was thinking of using a battery bank that might also double as a hub, like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Techsmarter-20100mAh-Technology-Compatible-Chromebook/dp/B07RYZVH7G
Depending on how the USB power works, I also wonder if it’d be possible to hot-swap batteries. I think that largely depends on how quickly the system would switch to a new power source when the initial one is disconnected.
Are there any things people have been dying to try out? I figure, with a freebie board, it may be worth trying out some wilder ideas.