I'd also suggest that sufficiently interesting stories about why you couldn't manage to do this would also be interesting. ("I couldn't ever get the adaptor"... probably not interesting. "So I had to 3D print it, which was harder than I expected."... interesting. "I tried for weeks to get the RPi working and it almost sorta worked but it was only in monochrome and I couldn't figure out why."... interesting, and probably enough to trigger other people to want to help!)
The author only briefly talked about the LCD driver board but didn't even mention which one he bought let alone share any experiences how it worked out. A "look the screen shows the output of the pi now, thats how I did it" or "I tried … and the screen is still black, not that easy as thought" would have been a better start for submitting such an article series to a wider audience.
"Get the 15" laptop, throw all the electronics away, leave just screen and keyboard.
Put Raspberry Pi and three AA batteries inside. Voila - you are able to show TSA staff that this is really laptop, which executes some code, and have a lot of space inside to put in explosives.
Moreover, you have powerful processor and lots of program-controled pins to implement timer initiator."
To some extent avoiding TSA scrutiny might be a goal behind the apparently meaningless quest for thin laptops at apple. No removable parts means you can't rip parts out and insert a baggie of whatever in the case. Also the laptop being lightweight means whatever you're sneaking in can't be too heavy, if a laptop is lighter than a derringer even if it physically fits its going to be weird explaining why your laptop weighs twice as much as a normal laptop.
Also I'm sure this looks fascinating on the xray machine.
Indeed. And a decade or more before the movie's purported date of 2025, we realized that Johnny Mnemonic would be better served smuggling data by swallowing a toy balloon with micro SD cards in it. Today he could get away with just three or four cards.
I also imagine the software can automatically detect things that looks like contraband, explosives, etc. If not then we'd be seeing a lot more terrorist success using these methods.
There must be a lot of pressure on the devs who make the software that run these things. Whatever computer vision processing it does needs to be pretty good or else.
 http://bit.ly/2ob7YaG Not the actual url, because chrome's history ate that.
There are also a couple of build kits like  for people who don't want to mess with old laptops and weird connectors. I don't have one, but I saw it in Ben Heck's youtube channel and thought it's pretty cool.
I guess there are XF86 standards and stuff for the keyboard but I still find it hard to think that it will behave exactly like the original.
Further, I would like to see more info on if the LCD gets working with the RPi because it seems like a great project.
Still, good luck with how the conversion works in the end!
[EDIT] See below, seems that the laptop is already broken.
Eventually you'll have a better/faster computer than the Intel Centrino, with potentially much better battery life, modern hardware (USB3+, better radio connectivity), better software support (for instance, mainstream Linux distros are now deprecating support for non-PAE CPUs).
I've been giving this some thought: I have a gutted MacBook Pro I plan to perform the same surgery on. Someone spilled soda on it, so the mainboard was already fried... therefore it's not even a downgrade. It's an upgrade from a brick.
I'd also love to stick a pi in an old keyboard computer like an Atari ST or Amiga.
I was thinking about doing something like this myself a while back, and my oldest laptop, a Dell Latitude CPx with a PIII 500MHz CPU, would be ideal since I could reuse the power supply and batteries (it has two battery bays) with a simple charge controller/voltage converter. But, the laptop is in nearly mint condition and runs so well I can't bear to destroy it. It's easily as fast as the newest Pi, and it runs OpenBSD very well, which will likely never be ported to the Pi.
There are other small SoC/Maker boards would fit the bill:
And people are working on Pi support, after all:
Don't get me wrong, I will gladly welcome OpenBSD on the Pi if it ever happens; one of my favorite OSes on one of my favorite platforms. But I'm not holding my breath.
As for other SoCs/boards; there simply is no other board with the combination of support, community, power, cost efficiency, and versatility that the Pi enjoys. Pretty much any other SBC is lacking in one or more areas critical to making such an endeavor worthwhile. The only thing that comes close is the Nvidia Jetson TX2, and it's cost prohibitive for this kind of project when you can get a mainstream AMD64 ultrabook for half the price of that board alone.
AFAIK Linux distribution for the RPi still use the closed-source bootloader, which is some commercial RTOS that needs to sit on a FAT partition and runs on the VideoCore chip (!). There is work on a Free Software bootloader: https://github.com/christinaa/rpi-open-firmware
Ah, I missed that part and mistook "everything seems to be in order" to mean that this is a working laptop. My apologies.