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Scratch Build – In Progress Organic II - home linux server

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by awadon, 13 Jun 2011.

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Witch shape do you prefere:

Poll closed 23 Sep 2011.
  1. With the arm and "bud"

    7 vote(s)
    31.8%
  2. without it

    15 vote(s)
    68.2%
  1. awadon

    awadon New Member

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    Hello.

    After long reflection, I concluded that I will not once again integrate the server with my home computer. So it is time to make a small, home server once again.

    Short predictable specification.
    Processor - Centrino
    CD - ThinkPad R51, a colleague that one used in the Steam & Current project.
    Drives - minimum 2x320GB Array, because such I use now. It is possible that there will be more drives.

    Material:

    Wood - mirabelle plum (Prunus domestica) and cherry. It is possible that it will use the false acacia (Robinia pseudoacacia). Brass once again to. So as you can see it's a standard for me (I hope that soon this will change:)

    Here are pictures of sawn timber. I gave a different light to show colour and wood grain.

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    Yesterday I cut a rough outline of matrix attachment.

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    I've also cut a place to settle the keyboard.

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    It's all for today.
     
  2. Midlight

    Midlight New Member

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    Just wondering how your going to attach that keyboard to the computer. Don't think I've ever seen a laptop keyboard recycled in such a way as this.
     
  3. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    That's very cool! I love the idea, keep it up!
     
  4. awadon

    awadon New Member

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    I will try to add the changes as often as possible, even if they are small.

    For today:
    I've sanded keyboard.

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    And I'm still playing with a front.

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  5. awadon

    awadon New Member

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    Scratch Build Organic II - home linux server 21.06

    Little work progress. I've linked the future keyboard with the front. After testing several options for positioning the motherboard I decided to put it partially under the keyboard. The second part with the processor will be mounted into LCD panel case.

    As you can see at this stage, still nothing spectacular.

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  6. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    OMG this is sooooooooo cool!!! I love that design as its pure, no copy and unique!!! Mod on man cant wait to see more of this!!!! :)
     
  7. awadon

    awadon New Member

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    I'm just jealous of yours Synthetica :blush:
     
  8. Karrek

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    Very unique! I like the rough look that you are giving it so far. Will this be placed on a desk, hang from a wall, or stand on it's own? Keep modding!
     
  9. awadon

    awadon New Member

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    In the end it wont be so rough (at least I hope so). And you said hanging on the wall. Hmm.... It's worth considering. That's why I like working without any plans only with an idea in my head. I can change everything very rapidly.
     
  10. awadon

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    I've glued sidewalls and little sanded and cut. Unfortunately, my dremel just died. I'm waiting for a new one.

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  11. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    nice work:D Really diggin the keyboard holder!
     
  12. jamsand

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    I love the keyboard it reminds me of a tourist information place we have here, just obviously little less sleek lol.
     
  13. Jor1995dan

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    Wow, I like this pure, but great idea :D

    This has given me inspiration for my own server (having it in one self-contained unit

    Good luck, need any further ideas or help, just shout :)

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  14. Mosquito

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    I love the way this looks. I am really looking forward to watching this one progress!
     
  15. awadon

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    Thank you all guys ! I know it's hard to watch this thread from the beginning. No plans. No sketch. Only few pieces of wood. But this is part of my building process.

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    My new handy toy - an electric grinder.

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    And today's effects of grinding.

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  16. j0rd

    j0rd FLOSS folder

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    what distro, what serivices? hardware / software raid, etc. The build is mos def unique, almost kiosk like...following w/ interest.
     
  17. awadon

    awadon New Member

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    For years now I'm using Suse. Earlier it was redhat and debian. It's connected in my local network. Mostly it's a file server, downloader and www test server locally. Of course ftp, www, etc. from outside world.
    Hardware now - Pentium II 800 Compaq Armada m700, it will be centrino 1700 IBM Thinkpad R51.
    Raid - only software. I don't need speed. Only safety. And you know what happens, when Raid Card is broken, and you don't have a spare. Now I'm using 2x320gb samsung 2,5" disks.

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  18. j0rd

    j0rd FLOSS folder

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    lol, alot of foul language and a rapid shift to BSD and ZFS ;)


    Good to see such a unique build powered by FLOSS software. How does the hardware hold up against the OS and services loaded on it?

    I love the 'kiosk' shape and the unique style of your builds and using a laptop in such a way is great. Not many OS's are flexible enough to allow (such) old hardware to remain useful.
     
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  19. awadon

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    15 years ago I was using 386 as a file server ;). And it was doing just fine. Now of course I have many more services running. But even PII 800 is fine. I don't need to change it. But I want to use it as a part of "intelligent house" system. Then I will probably need more power.

    IMHO laptops are very good in role of a server.
    First - little power consumption. And they are working 24/7.
    Second - better motherboard design. For example there are almost no capacitors.
    Third - CPU is designed to work in harder temperature conditions.
    Fourth - all system with a screen is integrated in one piece.
     
  20. Nanosec

    Nanosec absit iniuria verbis

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    This is looking great, and extremely original. Can't wait to see how it all turns out.
     

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