DIY’ers building Cyberdecks is something I first noticed, a few years ago. It looks to have evolved from a one-off homage, to a trend, and now the beginnings of a proper hobby.
This seems to be a confluence of many things. Single board computers, PCB design in the mechanical keyboard hobby, 3D printing and laser-cutting, and the proliferation of cheap lipo batteries and OLED screens. I see many parallels in this pursuit to Modular (Teletype speaks to me in this language) Even on an ideological level I think it expresses a growing discontent with authority and trying to make Gibson’s cyberspace anarchic promises real.
I’m curious to see where this goes! I see it growing beyond a nod to cyberpunk. And I wonder how this can be used for music! Maybe the macbook concert won’t be a staple in the future? SBC get more powerful with every generation.