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Scraptop Frankencomputer Project

Postby ZanySauce » Thu May 25, 2017 12:17 pm

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What I have been working on the last several days. Trying to get these scrap computer parts into a full working machine. It's going good so far! :D

P.S. Made this post with this machine!
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Re: Soon....

Postby JesusIsLord713 » Thu May 25, 2017 12:20 pm

Awesome job! :D Can't wait to see it finished!
I love playing Mario games! :D :D :D :D :D They are so awesome!!!

1.12 is here!

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Re: Soon....

Postby J.K. Riki » Thu May 25, 2017 2:37 pm

They sell these things now, they're like boxes made of plastic and metal and they keep all the parts of a computer secure in one place!

It's pretty cool, you should check it out. :wink:

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Re: Soon....

Postby Sstavix » Fri May 26, 2017 11:57 am

It's a deconstructed computer.

At least in this form you shouldn't have to worry too much about cooling issues....

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I got it one piece at a time, and it didn't cost me a dime!

Postby ZanySauce » Mon May 29, 2017 7:44 pm

Here is an update on that project

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You eyes do not deceive you, the computer is sitting on baby blocks. I needed a quick fix, and this is what I found. I did this quite hastefully with the cheapest materials around, and so far I have not needed to buy anything for this project. :D

I still need to paint the thing and manage the spaghetti cables, also the extra heat sink that piggybacks off of the heat pipe is not properly attached.

The SSD has Linux Mint on it, but I am considering doing a fresh install. I have had good luck with Mint so far. I am surprised this SSD still works after so many years.

I wish I had a solution better than using zip ties in the place of screws, but I suppose it'll do. My measurements were quite off some things will never be flushed. If I were to do this project over again I would use much less haste.

Also this project kinda reminds me of this Johnny Cash song;

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Re: Scraptop Frankencomputer Project

Postby evered » Mon May 29, 2017 9:32 pm

wow! that is so cool! it shows what you can do when your bored!

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Re: Scraptop Frankencomputer Project

Postby ccgr » Mon May 29, 2017 9:58 pm

Nice work!


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