The idea of a portable Xbox 360 isn't entirely new — master hacker Ben Heck's version comes to mind — but the team at Techjango wants to make it easy for anyone to build or purchase a laptop version of Microsoft's console with its Darkmatter project on Kickstarter. Currently half way to its goal of $25,000, Darkmatter is an Xbox 360 laptop that makes use of pre-programmed Xduino360 board, custom-designed 3D-printed and lasercut casing, and a 15.6-inch 720p display to create a fully functional portable console.
Spotted via Mashable, the open-source project allows anyone with the proper know-how to customize Darkmatter however they please, or you can purchase the entire kit as a whole for some instant gratification. The unit provides access to all the ports found on the Xbox 360, including an HDMI-out port for a traditional home console experience. At the moment, power is still supplied by an external brick, but the team hopes to eventually make Darkmatter a truly portable experience.
Since modders and hackers are typically a forward-thinking group of people, Techjango is confident that it can adapt the project to the work with the recently announced Xbox One, although the team won't know for sure until they get their hands on the console.
There are a number of Kickstarter backer levels for Darkmatter, which will determine if you'll receive just instructions on how to build an Xbox laptop or if you'll get the actual components to build your own. If your DIY skills aren't up to par, or if you'd rather have Techjango assemble it for you, a completely-built and functional Darkmatter laptop will be provided for those who donate $999 or more to the project, should the goal be reached.
Source : ign[dot]com