MNT Reform DIY Laptop

— A free and open source modular computing platform

Project Status

2018-07-02: Reform Beta 3 Assembly Phase

The Reform Motherboard and Keyboard PCBs designs are finished and tested (PCB Versions 0.4). The first 3 boards that will be shipped to customers are assembled, the rest follows this week. All parts like batteries, fans, screens, keyswitches and cables are in stock.

The case manufacturing process is delayed because it involves some experimentation and manual labor: most of the 8 case parts will be Polyurethane moulded using silicone moulds that we're creating from 3D printed and polished master parts. All masters are done, but the moulding itself will take 3-6 weeks.

Our shipping target is August 15th September 15th, 2018. All beta units are sold out. Thank you for your support and patience. Please bookmark/subscribe to the status updates links above.

2018-03-28: Reform Beta 3 Preorder

We are offering a limited number of hand-built Reform Beta 3 units for early supporters and enthusiasts. If you want to help us push the project forward by testing and hacking on the device as early as possible, this is your ticket. VOIPAC kindly supported us by offering 5x 1.2GHz i.MX6 and 10x 1.0GHz i.MX6 modules for a reduced price so that the development systems' cost can be reasonable.

→ Preorder 1.2GHz Version (Limited to 5) (Sold out)

→ Preorder 1.0GHz Version (Limited to 5) (Sold out)

2018-03-28: Reform Beta 2 and first user test completed.

The user test demonstrated that we have a complete, workable computer system which now needs detail optimizations to make it more comfortable.

2017-10-19: Reform Beta 1 completed, original article posted.



How to Support Reform

Reform Handbook

The Handbook will be an interactive manual explaining all circuits and parts of the Reform from the electrical and mechanical up to the software level. We are currently seeking funding for the development of this book.

Source Code