Hey everyone, I was chosen as one of the top 4 designs, along with slipperyskip and jj_sky5000, to compete in Lenovo's Mod Contest! Here is my concept/idea:
The Lenovo Sensei is an A700 IdeaCentre with a built-in HD projector underneath, creating an indispensable teaching aid that could replace the age-old dusty chalkboard. Having both components integrated together would enable the teacher to instruct his or her class more dynamically. Assignments could be projected onto a large screen or wall in front of the class. The teacher could run education software, play videos & DVDs, and keep track of all the students' progress, all in one compact unit. Think of it as the chalkboard of the future! Features include:
* 23" widescreen LCD monitor with Touch Screen capability
* Slot load blu ray drive
* Integrated DLP projector 1280 x 800 Resolution
* Hybrid laser/led technology, 3 low wattage power modes
* HDMI connection between A700 and projector
* Well-ventilated housing to keep system cool
* Cabling kept to a minimum, with only power cords emerging out of unit
* Buttons on projector relocated as well as other I/O ports to maintain functionality
With everything that the all-in-one Lenovo A700 offers, paired with the detailed display capabilities of the DLP projector, the teaching possibilities are virtually endless!
Here is the A700 set up on my desk. Came with wireless keyboard, mouse, and an air remote control.
Removing the back panel, you can see the slot load blu ray drive and the computer cover.
Taking the computer cover off reveals the hard drive enclosure and the motherboard. I was surprised to see a full-size drive and not an SSD.
Here is the DLP projector I'll be integrating. It's a Casio A240. I chose it for it's low profile and energy efficient lighting system. It has 3 power modes: 270W (Eco Off) / 190W(Eco On Level 1) / 130W(Eco On Level 2)
Rough placement of the projector, centering the lens with the A700.
I'll take some measurements from here, and construct a cardboard template of the new base that will house both components. I've been doing some design mockups in Sketchup, so once I finalize that, I'll post up some preview pics.
Thanks for looking, and good luck to the other modders!