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Project Apollo

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by halo21, 18 Dec 2004.

  1. halo21

    halo21 What's a Dremel?

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    Name: Apollo - named after the Roman god of music
    Function: In room music server.
    Capibilities: Play music using iTunes, download music via internet/network using bit torrent, AIM, FTP etc. , rip and burn CDs, play music through my home theater 5.1 surround reciever. Controlled via VNC from other computer in room. NOT used for DVDs, movies or video. This is an AUDIO only functioning PC.
    Starting Hardware Specs:
    • P3 455mhz
    • 64 meg ram MINIMAL
    • 10 gig HDD - for OS and the FEW programs I will use. Had it laying around.
    • 200 gig WD HDD
    • CD Burner
    • USB 2.0 PCI card
    • SoundBlaster external USB soundcard
    Apearence: Its going into a broken reciever and then placed into my home theater cabinet. No monitor keyboard or mouse needed. MAYBE a Matrix Orbital LCD to display where there is the stock LCD. Want to make it look like it fits in with rest of the equipment.
    Plans for Expansion: ATLEAST a terrabyte of HDD JUST for music.


    Will be getting parts in the next few weeks so pictures wont be for a bit but I thought I would put it out there to talk a bit first.
     
  2. kobaj

    kobaj Banned

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    Sounds cool, but hate to be a negative nelly but http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=46310 did you read it the 2nd rule states no pictures no project log it will be moved to the modding section when it has some work done on it it will be moved back...*looks for mod to back me up :worried:.* But when it is started I hope it goes far and wide.
     
  3. scotty6435

    scotty6435 What's a Dremel?

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    A terrabyte!? Wow, you must have a lot of *cough!* CDs.... :D
     
  4. halo21

    halo21 What's a Dremel?

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    Well in actuality, I DO own alot of CDs and music. I own an BOATLOAD of records (those vinyl disks) that I am legally allowed to download copies of for I own the rights to those songs. ANYWAYS, I am a huge Deadhead to boot and those concerts are shared - legally - on the net and that takes up massive room as well.

    And I like other digital music.....
     
  5. Isuo

    Isuo What's a Dremel?

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    You still have vinyls? Oh' boy o' boy. One thing about vinyl records: Never transfer them digitally to pc, cause you will loose the original sound and the music will sound too plain. Anyways a TB is much, so how are you going to do it? 1x LaCie BigDisk or are you going to buy few 250GB HDD's?
     
  6. halo21

    halo21 What's a Dremel?

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    Its going to be add a 250 when I can/need to.
     
  7. RiPz

    RiPz What's a Dremel?

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    interesting, got a photo of the reciever case ?.. i'd like to know how you're gooing to fit a terrabyte of hard drives in one.. it'll be a squeeze :p
     

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