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08 January 2005 @ 04:07 pm
Rolling PC suitcase!  
Pictures:

http://anysize.org/~ashi/case/

Stats:

VIA M1000 C3 1GHz ITX integrated board/processor (19cm x 19cm), 1GB RAM, 13GB hard drive (going to get a 250 for it), 350 watt power supply

Integrated 32MB video, sound, lan, tv out, usb, firewire (connection on motherboard but not plugged in right now)

Out of the lower pocket comes a USB hub, power cable, ethernet cable, video cable extension, and i'm going to add a speaker input extension & one for microphone. It also needs a proper momentary switch I can install for on/off. I made a hole for a switch near the handle.

The motherboard is screwed to a breadboard, and there are straps to hold my projector in place for travelling. Everything else is held together with nylon wire ties.

Just added a fan & grill on the back. It's surprisingly cool and quiet.
 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
 
 
 
"D" is for Doridzayde on January 8th, 2005 10:24 am (UTC)
Can we make bets as to how fast they dub you a terrorist and take away your pc?
ashi: arrrr!ashi on January 8th, 2005 10:28 am (UTC)
Heehee. I don't know the next con I'm flying to yet... it'll be fun... though I should bring it to my masseuse next time I need a massage, since she works airport security as her day job...
Trust Me! O_Olokiz_mom on January 8th, 2005 09:28 pm (UTC)
here here...good thing you're driving and not flying!!!

be sure to let us know how it goes. we'll all be thinking of you while you're down there. 2 weeks from now, neh?
ashi: p-chanashi on January 9th, 2005 12:46 am (UTC)
Almost 3... Jan 28-30. Thanks :)
ashi: arrrr!ashi on January 9th, 2005 12:47 am (UTC)
I have a plastic envelope with 3 manga volumes and a hard drive. When are you going to be free? :)
Hein: flex brain!fub on January 8th, 2005 10:55 am (UTC)
Those VIA Epia mobo's are really a sweet piece of equipment. I'm using a M10000 in my HTPC-project as well. They're severely underpowered if you want to do any sort of heavy-duty work, but they're so silent and energy-efficient that you can use 'em for whatever you want.
350 watts is really overpowered. According to the EPIA Power Simulator over at EpiaCenter, your system uses less than 50 watts!
There are fanless power supplies -- the 60W versions aren't that expensive, and it would make your system a lot more silent and enery-efficient!
ashiashi on January 8th, 2005 11:18 am (UTC)
It's quite fast enough for playing compressed anime, so it's good enough for the situation.

A smaller fanless power supply would leave me more space too. Thanks! What do you think I'd want for powering that, a dvd-rw, and 2 hard drives?
Hein: Bishoujo squad!fub on January 18th, 2005 11:56 pm (UTC)
I don't know if you have a car -- but if you do and you want to build in a computer, this new powersupply seems the way to do it...
ashi: mayuashi on January 19th, 2005 11:41 am (UTC)
Nice. The one I got has an optional auto adaptor, but it's awkward for car use and so far no screen of its own beyond the projector. I do think more ITX projects may be in my future though...