In the backstage of Gdium Liberty manufacturing

by Sari Shafiei March 03, 2009 - 20:44

Have you ever visited a factory manufacturing ultraportable computers ? Today we take you along in the backstage of Gdium Liberty manufacturing, with an exclusive photo report direct live from Dongguan, China.

You'll follow the production of a Gdium step by step, from implementation of the LED lights to the placement of WiFi antenna and card, and to the test of the boot sequence on G-Key. You'll also see other finishing details such as the placement of the colour stripes around the casing and the screen protection sticker, printed to the colours of our G-Linux.

Last step is packing the box, which we have designed as a re-usable archive box that our users can keep after unpacking and use to protect and file their documents. A simple (and smart!) idea to avoid throwing away the packaging.

A special thanks to Thierry Garot, technical consultant on the Gdium Liberty hardware platform, who has taken these photos and who probably spent more time in China than at home during the last eight months!

See the complete Flickr set of manufacturing photos, or have a look and the below selection:

Mise en place des antennes WiFi
Placing the WiFi antennas

Installation du TouchPad
Installing TouchPad

Emballage boîte d'archive
Packing the Gdium box

thank you so much, this is

thank you so much, this is great for curious people like me! :-)

by Alejandro Mery March 03, 2009 - 20:59

Good usage of copyrighted

Good usage of copyrighted photo of the gdium's flicker album


by Anonyme (not verified) March 03, 2009 - 21:47

Dear Anonyme, thanx for

Dear Anonyme, thanx for noticing, because this is the default setting and I'll review that to mention appropriate rights. Meanwhile, if you want to use some, just drop me a line either in Flickr or in to specify.

by Sari Shafiei March 04, 2009 - 00:18

copyrighted photo to us:

copyrighted photo to us: Thierry took them... not sure I got the point.

by Fred Muller March 04, 2009 - 02:14

@ Fred : the photos on Flickr

@ Fred : the photos on Flickr were by default set to "all rights reserved"

I have changed those that actually were taken by Gdium team members and authorized by the people appearing on them into creative commons license. For details, check each picture.

by Sari Shafiei March 04, 2009 - 11:19

Interesting to see how such

Interesting to see how such production works in detail, so now if my wifi don't work because the antenna plug get loose i even know who did it :-P

Thanks for posting that pictures :-)

by Daniel Koch March 07, 2009 - 14:19

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