My latest creation
Forum: Cool Things
Topic: My latest creation
started by: doobit
Posted by doobit on Mar. 04 2006,05:26I'm really starting to get into this mod thing. Take a look at my minihog itx box
< http://www.louddata.com/minihog.html >
Posted by pr0f3550r on Mar. 04 2006,13:04Doobit, I appreciate your creations, they take me back to the late '70's home computers clubs.
It'd be nice if DSL run on the PPC , so we could build our micro-custom laptop on the EFIKA board:
< http://www.pegasosppc.com/efika.php >
Posted by dtf on Mar. 04 2006,15:00Cool!!! It would be a nice touch if you could add some details about the hardware you used and how you are booting. Do you use the USB drive to boot?
Posted by doobit on Mar. 04 2006,17:35Yes, I should probably link back to the blue lunchbox because this one is basically the same.
< http://www.louddata.com/mini-itxbox.html >
Posted by torp on Mar. 06 2006,02:45doobit, once again you are off the chart! great job! i love that little monitor. is it a POS monitor?
Posted by Taino on Mar. 06 2006,13:01
Did you see the purchase requirement and price on those things? Click the "buy now" button.... yipes!
(Minimum order quantity is 50 units.)
EFIKA 5K2 (50 units) $14,950.00
It would break down as $299.00 per board or so, and you "have to" get 50 units.
Posted by doobit on Mar. 06 2006,14:14
That's a VGA TFT monitor designed for 12v for in-car use, mostly for GPS, I think. It also has an AV input and TV tuner, but I have not been able to get the TV tuner to actually pick up any stations. The next step with this will be to take the 12v power that I'm not using for a floppy drive and put a connector on it for the monitor. That will eliminate the need for the separate long wires going to the monitor. I will probably also put a 2.5 inch hard drive in it, or a CF-IDE adapter to eliminate the pen drive, although the pen drive works great with DSL on it.
Posted by doobit on Mar. 07 2006,21:12
I have a finished product at that price. I guess they have to pay for development somehow. VIA is supposed to be releasing their 64 bit mini-itx board soon. I hope it's cheaper than that.
Posted by pr0f3550r on Mar. 08 2006,18:34
I was not definitely thinking on doing any development now. Some other folks are doing that, see:
< http://projects.ppczone.org/projects.php?program=EFIKA >
Posted by doobit on Mar. 08 2006,19:08Wow, it looks like some pretty weak proposals got approved too! Maybe I could get approved for a lunchbox EFIKA that also doubles as an actual lunch box!
Posted by pr0f3550r on Mar. 09 2006,13:49Doobit, go for it, you are our frontrunner.
One day hpefully the Efika will be commoditized and we might buy it for a few dollars each.
You might also want to check this:
< http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS6173441864.html >