I've been tooling around with this idea for a few weeks. When I go to trade Bitcoins with someone I've never met, I'm a little uneasy about bringing a laptop.
Basically its just a mini usb wifi and jump drive crammed into an ultra small usb hub.
I got the hub at http://www.usbfever.com/index_eproduct_view.php?products_id=398
it's 10.99 plus shipping.
The wifi adapter I got off ebay for about $6, I had the micro usb adapter and card. A micro jump drive shouldn't go for that much.
You'll need an exacro knife, pliers, flat head screw driver, wire(IDE cabling works great.), soldering iron and Multipurpose Repair Putty.
The bottom part comes off rater easily, the top part is a little harder. The circuit board is glued to the case, after you gently remove the top half use the flat
heat to push the board out. Use the pliers and soldering iron to remove the outside metal of the 3 bottom usbs and the power connecter. Take a knife and
pop the connecters out.(I forgot to take a picture.)
Bend it 90 degrees and slowly pull the plastic off. Use the exacto knife to take off the casing on the wifi adapter and the jump drive.
Solder the wifi adapter to the middle usb put some tape on it so it won't short(don't cover the antenna.)
De-solder the 4 usb metal connecters, then solder wiring to it and to the jump drive. Plug the hub in your computer, to make sure it got soldered correctly.
Get a piece of paper and put the bottom cap on it. Mix up some putty and fill in the gaps. Don't fill it all the way up, you'll need some room for
the jump drive to fit.
Sand and paint it, I haven't drilled a hole in it for a key ring yet.
Load up Linux and install the drivers for the wifi card. Take it with you when yourout to buy or sell something. It's a bit easier and safer
to carry this around than a 10 or 15 inch laptop with you. Before you take off to trade, load some coins in the wallet on the drive.
Plug it into any computer boot from the jump drive and trade. I know there's a program that can force most computers
that have a cd drive to boot from a jump drive. You could even load up Linuxcoin and hook it up to a computer at work.
I'd be willing to pay a Linux coder to make a boot-able image. Unfortunately with current prices it wouldn't be much.
The requirements are that it be small, boot up fast, bitcoin(obliviously), the Realtek wifi usb drivers(from what I can tell most of the micro wifi's
are made by them), web browser, calculator, stick notes would be nice but a txt editor will do, a gui wifi interface and ask each time when it's
shutting down to save what you've done. If your interested send me a PM with how many coins you'll work for.
Writing was never my strong suit, but I hope I've done a decent job explaining how to make it. If you want to throw a few fractions of a coin my way
I'd appreciate it, but please don't feel obligated to. 12RJz2PrRfbG52LuUtt4ST6ULU9UqAzHRL