Add a touchscreen to your netbook

Fidohub has your answer and it will cost you $96. They have a solderless “easy and fun” touchscreen kit for your netbook. It is a resistave touchscreen (not capacitive like...

Fidohub has your answer and it will cost you $96. They have a solderless “easy and fun” touchscreen kit for your netbook. It is a resistave touchscreen (not capacitive like the iphone) but nontheless is pretty cool.

It supports Mac, Windows, and Linux so anyone can use it, and another interesting feature is it has 3 extra usb 2.0 ports on the screen. They say these are for “future upgrades” but no word yet as to what these will be. I’m sure some hackers will come up with a use for them before too long.

Their kit include the following:

  • Touch Screen Panel
  • Touch-Hub Controller Board by EETI
  • Multi-Function Stylus
  • HUB Harness x 1
  • Camera Harness x 1
  • USB Harness x 2
  • Shock Absorber Rubber x 4
  • Rubber Insulation adhesive x 1
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Driver CD

Surprisingly enough it doesn’t look too complicated and shouldn’t take over an hour to complete. You just take the computer apart and swap the screens, that’s it. And then load some drivers, of course.

Their manual is straight forward and should be real easy to follow, it’s available here for download.