I'm interested in building a custom laptop computer with the hope of being able to sell it and make a profit. The only problem is I have no idea where to start. I have an idea for a laptop chassis which is very different than what you're used to seeing. I'm looking to design it in a CAD program. I will also need to be able to design the keyboard, which will also be of an unusual shape, the monitor, and the rest of the hardware. I will need to be able to manufacture it, or find somebody who can take my designs and build it for me.
How do I go about getting started? Any suggestions? I need suggestions for:
- Possible manufactures
- CAD software
- How to do computer engineering using off the shelf components
I'm a software engineer by profession, so all this hardware stuff is alien to me. Thanks!