Modern laptops have quite a long battery life: a single charge can last for a whole day. But this was not enough for engineer Andreas Eriksen, so he created his own laptop called PotatoP.
What it is
PotatoP does not look like modern devices at all, but its autonomy, according to the developer, reaches 2 years. To do this, it is equipped with a 4.4-inch monochrome Sharp Memory screen, a Sparkfun Artemis board with a 96 MHz Arm Cortex-M4F microprocessor, 384 KB RAM, 1 MB storage, and a Happy Hacking Keyboard Lite 2 keyboard. The chip consumes less 6 mA.
Long autonomy is provided by a 12,000 mAh battery and a small solar panel. The author hopes that eventually the laptop will be powered only by ambient lighting.
The device was called PotatoP, which figuratively means “low-powered” or “poorly working” device. The developer set the goal of creating a stand-alone laptop, sacrificing performance for this, since he needed a minimum to work with text documents and tables.