I chanced upon a forum posting over at EeeUser.com in which a member, Johnx, apparently modded Bluetooth functionality, as well as 16 GB of flash storage onto his Eee PC.
He basically soldered the wires for two USB ports onto the existing I/O controller on the motherboard. Not such an impossible task given that the specifications for them are generally well-documented and readily available upon request. Still, it's just awesome.
The parts used:
- 30 AWG Wire
- Lots of patience
- 2 x Surface mount USB ports
- Microsoft Bluetooth Adapter
- Healthy fear of turning your Eee into steaming pile of burnt PCB
- Corsair Flash Voyager 16 GB
Hope on over to take a look at some photos of the mod. One thing's for sure, he just voided his FCC certification.
Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.