Steam Deck Laptop: Awesome DIY!


You know now that the Steam Deck is formidable gaming device, but since it’s designed to be open, it can be turned into a regular PC as well, with the desktop mode and the fact that you can add flatpaks for pretty much any kind of application. Of course, a 800p screen is going to be of very limited use, but should be on the go and need something to do some ssh into a remote machine, or typing some kind of document or piece of code, the Steam Deck could fit the bill… as long as you have a proper keyboard attached to it.

As seen on Reddit, this is exactly what this setup could look like. A bluetooth keyboard made for holding a tablet like an iPad can prove to be the ideal kind of keyboard to hold the Steam Deck in position, as long as you have some extra plastic support attached on the Deck.

This is the typical use case for the Logitech K480 keyboard:

And this is what you can with the Steam Deck and a bit of 3D printing.

Pretty neat, huh?

The reddit user stevenpaulr has almost made the 3d model for the plastic support available so that anyone with a Deck can use their design, or iterate on it.

Well done. Looking forward to more mods and physical experiments around the Deck.