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Theme fund: NGI0 Entrust
Start: 2022-12
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Open hardware laptop

Balthazar is a project that aims to create an advanced, open-hardware laptop that is affordable and accessible to everyone, while also being well-designed and ergonomic. The laptop will feature a range of hardware and software features designed to protect users' data and prevent third-party intrusion. It will also include physical safety features such as a hot-swappable CPU and hard-wired switches, as well as the ability for users to add external modules based on various instruction sets and systems on the module, as well as spare keyboards. The project's goals include empowering users to take control of their own data, making computing more sustainable through the use of modular components, and creating an educational platform and advanced computing device that is accessible to users of all income levels.

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This project was funded through the NGI0 Entrust Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 101069594.