Tablets are all the rage these days, with the Apple iPad leading the pack and selling like hotcakes in stores throughout the country. Some of the more cynical Maximum PC readers may snort and say that part of the iPad's appeal is its simplicity; I've heard people comment that even a monkey could find his way around iOS. At least one monkey lover disagrees. Ken Schweller, chairman of the Great Ape Trust in Des Moines, Iowa, wants to slap modified non-Apple tablets in the hands of his hyper-intelligent primate pals to spur communication development. And he needs your help!
We often preach how easy it is to roll your own rig, once you know how. And even if you don't, it's not hard to take that next step -- all it requires is a little bit of research, some careful planning, and the right parts.
One of the best ways to learn how to piece together your own system is to build up experience by upgrading your existing PC. If you think about it, a full system install is really just one big upgrade, and some of the steps are so easy even a chimpanzee can do it. Literally. Don't believe it? Check out Mushkin's new video showing a chimp installing a kit of RAM, and then celebrating (which is perfectly acceptable after completing your first build/upgrade).