MNT Reform

Open Source DIY Laptop for Hacking, Customization, and Privacy

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Modern laptops have secret schematics, glued-in batteries, and mystery components all over. But Reform is the opposite – it invites both curious makers and privacy aware users to take a look under the hood, customize the documented electronics, and 3D-print their own parts.

  • A free and open source modular laptop that respects your rights
  • Customize and repair it yourself with 3D printed and standard parts
  • Reclaim your privacy and security: No microphone, camera or management engine
  • Interchangeable and customizable motherboard, slim mechanical keyboard and trackball, each with open firmware
  • Safe LiFePO4 battery technology
  • Run a binary-blob-free Linux desktop with open Etnaviv GPU drivers
  • 4x 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9, 4 GB DDR3 memory, mPCIe, mSATA, WWAN

board render

We are currently finishing the limited beta shipment of Reforms to collect feedback from early adopters that will feed into the final design for the campaign model.

Motherboard and Keyboard PCBs are finalized for the coming batch (PCB versions 0.4). The first 7 of 10 boards that will be shipped to early beta testers are assembled. Batteries, fans, screens, keyswitches, and cables are stocked.

The case manufacturing involves experimentation: most of the 8 case parts will be PU (Polyurethane) moulded using silicone moulds that we’re creating from 3D printed and polished master parts. We’re currently in the middle of this process.

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