Discussion in 'Modding' started by craigbru, 6 Feb 2009.
Thanks mate! It's a huge step up for me. I mean really huge! The thing weighs well over 100 pounds. I don't ever need to worry about my bends again. The biggest plus for me, is the fact that I don't need to use clamps anymore. I just drop the bar on top, and bend.
Glad to have you aboard!
I really need to make an update here! The Viliv has arrived, and I'll be doing a video review of it shortly. In the meantime, I've been playing with other ideas. You see, with the addition of the UMPC for system monitoring, I needed a reliable way to relay information to it. I have been toying with bluetooth, but have a 2 device limit on networking them. So, wi-fi was the next obvious choice. That brought it's own set of issues. The pico must always be on and networked, the main system may not always be, and the Viliv must also always be networked. I also want to ensure the Viliv and pico always have internet access. Not that big of a deal, right? Well, Samurize needs static IP's for relaying information, and while that is great for home use, what about when I go to a LAN? The IP's are subject to change, and that would throw everything off.
So, what's the fix? How do I get static IP's? The easiest way is to use an access point, in this case, a wireless one. Everything is wireless capable anyway, so I can assign each adapter it's own IP, and they won't change regardless of where the system goes. That's where this comes in to play... It's the smallest AP available.
Okay, with that out of the way, I have 3 devices inside of OSIDIAS that need ethernet connections. The main system, the pico, and the access point. That leaves the need for a switch. This unit from Bytecc is the absolute smallest I could find. Everything must be internal!
Believe it or not, I've found room for both of those components inside the case without inhibiting airflow... When I get a chance I'll get some updated pics posted. Stay tuned!
... i'm speechless at this point...
Start the damn build!
Haha! I can't start yet... I think I've still got room in the case!
Holy hell that's impressive.
drop by TBCS and be sure to let us know there, as well!
Oh-and I finally started my new toy-so if you can, I'll be needing help stuffing 15 pounds in a 5 pound sack as well...
Thanks Kayin! Just finding room is only part of the equation. This thing will have wire management of epic proportions...
I updated my post there a little while ago.
I'd be happy to help you stuff parts. I seem to be getting pretty good at it. Maybe I should have called this Project: Tetris...
if you call it tetris
then you have to redo the design
it will have to look like a 3D tetris game in the works
i cant wait to see the build log on this one
I had a little time over the weekend, so I thought I'd make something special for everyone that has been following this project. This is a video walkthrough of OSIDIAS. It explains how some of the components fit together, and I cover some of the design basics. Although I've left out a few details, I think you'll understand the project a little better. Enjoy!
Ah... Finally Been waiting for ever for some more details on this project, and boy! The amount of detail is insane. Really can't wait to see some more actual work
i really hate working
or using work PCs to post
ill watch it when i get home
Looks really nice. It should look really good if you pull it off.
Thanks! This was really the best way I could think of to show the interior features.
I'm looking forward to hearing what you think!
Really enjoyed that video Craig. This project is so well planned you can skip the
Haha, for as long as I've been planning on it, it better be. I'm just hoping everything works out as well in the real world as it does in CAD.
what program is that?
oh and that vid
i think i just had an orgasm by myself watching it
as soon as i see the start of a build log
you can take that to the bank!!!!!!
I'm using ViaCAD Pro for all the drawing. It's an outstanding program for my needs, and has the ability to import SketchUp components.
Lol, it's nerd porn... I'm glad to have you along for the ride!
Heh, just watched that video, what a great idea to show off all the little plans inside! I see you ran into a lot of the same problems that i did, and even got to the same conclusions on some! one question though... how on earth are you going to connect the ATX 24-pin? It's just not going to be possible!
Thanks man! When it comes to SFF, your options for design become very limited, and not always obvious. With a little thinking, anything can be overcome though.
The 24 pin will be tricky, but not impossible. Luckily the PSU is modular, and there will be a cutout beneath the newly added ethernet hub and wireless AP.
Hey Craig, I watched your movie clip! Cool! You look great! )
The whole concept is great, I can't wait to see you starting this project. I love the design and colors. What kind of tubing are you going to use? I saw yellowish/orange one - would it be Feser tubing?
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