Nice work...can't wait to see the finished project! H'bout more pics or video of your entire process...?
A true techie!!! Of course we already knew that! Question though, I was just wondering why you used wood instead of plastic? A sheet of plastic for like $8 could work as well, since it will be painted anyway. Clear would look good too (see the innards...cool). Unless you had spare wood around (I know I always do).
Next version will be acrylic. I'm still researching how to fabricate it. Understand that I've only recently learned how to barely work with wood.
I was just curious. Personally I have lots of wood around, because I build cr@p often enough. But my little bro could barely use a screwdriver or hammer -- lol. My other little bro can almost build a house. I am somewhere in between. Everyone has their skillsets. It will look awesome when done with acrylic. Word of advice with it though. It cracks easily when cutting if not done properly. If you don't have the right tools, have it cut when you buy it (some places will do this, some will not).
Both my MacBook and my partner's XP lappie visit the kitchen regularly. Our grocery list is based on a database and frontend that he wrote ages ago and being able to go through cabinets and refrigerator to compile a list is a valuable tool for us. I like what you have done to compress the unit to a small enough size to sit on the dining table. I can see why your kids find it attractive! Nice one, George!
Putting up my space saving sub-$400 all-in-one dual-core LCD PC on my kitchen table has gotten my kids to eat dinner at the kitchen table for the first time in a long time.
you have not setup shop, I would not mind buying one of those babies (Small, Convenient and Portable)- don't know about the prices though? The computer tower I built is about four times bigger than that and I am not even using liquid cooling-yet, on an over-clocked rig. That is pretty good engineering-how long did it take you to build that?
This is the second time which took 5 hours labor, but I'm getting faster every time. First time took 12 hours because it was more learning than working. I'm going to try using acrylic next time and glue the sides together. The prices quoted are "loss leaders" purchased on sale. If you can't find the special sales, then it might be up to $100 more which is STILL a very good price..
Question when your making custom cases like this. The regular PC case is factored in to the ground. Do you run anything extra to connect everything to make sure their is a good ground to everything? This is along the lines of something I have wanted to do for a while now, which is to just mount all the parts on a wall, almost like a piece of functional art. It rocks that you were able to build a system like that so affordably.