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Modular Thin Client Notebook - Modulus is a sustainable notebook. Its modular design facilitates the repair and replacement of individual components, rather than having to replace the entire machine. The thin client set-up provides a low cost and more technologically durable system. This, alongside the ability to make any repairs locally, makes the notebook ideal for environments such as schools, libraries and offices.

This project can be seen in The Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park, Nottingham from 30/5 - 2/6
Prop-open Stand - 1. With the notebook open, the back of the machine is lifted, providing a more ergonomic keyboard incline. It also allows air flow under the notebook. The front edge of the keyboard features palm recesses enabling comfortable and strain-free use.
2. The tongue and groove feature on the base and top casing makes the notebook stackable; suitable for workplace storage.

This project can be seen in The Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park, Nottingham from 30/5 - 2/6
Tool-less Disassembly - The notebook is easy to disassemble, allowing quick access to the internal components.
1. Fingernail recesses allow the snap fit connections to be released, lifting off the casing.
2. The end caps screw off by hand to dismantle the casing components.

This project can be seen in The Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park, Nottingham from 30/5 - 2/6
Easy Deconstruction - Removal of the end caps allows the complete dismantling of the notebook at end-of-life, enabling recycling and reuse of components.
1. Snap fittings mean that no tools are required in the disassembly process.
2. The end caps are available in a wide variety of colours to match the corporate identity of the workplace.

This project can be seen in The Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park, Nottingham from 30/5 - 2/6
Swing-open Access - The hinge feature allows the casing to lift up, giving access to the keyboard and internal components.
Keys, battery, screen and motherboard can then all be removed.
A map of components and instructions for the removal of parts enables replacement by any user.

This project can be seen in The Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park, Nottingham from 30/5 - 2/6
Post back, Reuse and Recycle - All replacement parts are sent in postage paid returnable packaging so that broken or unwanted parts (WEEE) can be sent back to the manufacturer for recycling or reuse.
Replacing the new component can then be done instantly by the user, so that the notebook is back in use as soon as possible.
This project can be seen in The Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park, Nottingham from 30/5 - 2/6

Thin Client Workplace Community - Thin client computers have little processing; most processing is done on a central server.
This offers many benefits: Smaller processors can be used, allowing for a cheaper, thinner machine with lower power consumption.
It also means the notebook is less exposed to technological advances, has no moving parts (fan or hard drive), lower heat emission, and no risk of data loss.

This project can be seen in The Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park, Nottingham from 30/5 - 2/6
Flexible Working Environment - The low cost and dependance on a central server makes the notebook less prone to theft, facilitating an open working environment.
Students or employees could take a loaned computer wherever they wanted, to work wirelessy.

This project can be seen in The Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park, Nottingham from 30/5 - 2/6
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Modulus - Sustainable Notebook Computer
Comments (2)
  • fabulous shape !~

    11 years ago

  • i really dig the hand rest form but when its closed that area is wide open, would that cause problem both structurally and functionally?

    12 years ago

  • i really dig the hand rest form but when its closed that area is wide open, would that cause problem both structurally and functionally?

    12 years ago

  • fabulous shape !~

    11 years ago

Ed Boaden
London, United Kingdom