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Planning What to do with a PICO itx board - Ideas on a post card!

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Mojo, 7 Dec 2011.

  1. Mojo

    Mojo Multimodder

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    Hello guys,
    Have a surplus px1000g pico itx board - given the option what would you do with it!?!?!

    I also have a spare 60gb SSD drive and a pico psu too.

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    Specifications:
    Model: VIA EPIA PX10000G
    Processor: VIA C7 1.0 GHz - Socket NanoBGA2
    Chipset: VIA VX700 Unified Digital Media IGP
    System Memory: 1 DDR2 533 SODIMM socket (up to 1 GB)
    VGA: VIA UniChrome Pro II 3D/2D with MPEG-2/4 and WMV9 decoder support
    Onboard IDE: 1 UltraDMA 133/100/66 (2.0mm 44-pin header)
    Onboard SATA: 1 SATA connector
    Onboard LAN: 1 VIA VT6106S 10/100Mbps Ethernet controller with power management
    Onboard Audio: VIA VT1708A high definition audio codec

    Internal I/O Connectors:

    4 USB pin headers for 4 USB 2.0 ports
    1 COM
    1 PS2 pin header for keyboard and mouse
    1 LVDS/DVI
    1 Multimedia connector to support external TV-out interface, video capture port interface and low pin count interface
    1 audio connector for line-out, line-in, mic-in, S/PDIF-in and 7.1 channels audio output
    1 pin header for CPU fan
    1 Pico-iTX power connector

    External I/O Connectors:

    1 RJ-45 LAN
    1 VGA

    BIOS:

    Award BIOS
    4/8Mbit Flash Memory

    Management:

    Watch Dog Timer (Manufacturing Option)
    Keyboard-Power-On, Timer-Power-On
    Wake-on-LAN
    System Power Management
    AC Power Failure Recovery

    Operating Temperature: 0°C ~ 50°C
    Operating Humidity: 0% ~ 95% (rel. humidity)
    Form Factor: Pico-ITX 10 cm x 7.2 cm
     
  2. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    A small music server ? Linux server ? Very compact devel computer for stuff like arduino, etc.

    Mainly I'd put a Linux on it. This could be a very nice toy :D ... me drooling to have something like that :hehe:
     
  3. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    give it to me?

    as GuilleAcoustic said, a small linux file server would be my choice, the C7 isn't up to anything strenuous...
     
  4. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    If I had one, I'd run a Linux server on it (my current server runs on a 1GHz EPIA CPU with no problems running Samba, postfix & Apache). Add a largish hard drive and you'd be well away.

    Of course, if you can't think of a use, send it to me and I'll put it to work :D
     
  5. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    If I had one of those, I would put it inside a keyboard.
     
  6. Mojo

    Mojo Multimodder

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    I simply cant find a use for it.. i have a htpc, a fileserver, a gaming machine and a car computer too. May have to wait until i am allowed access to the for sale area and sell it. Or ask for swaps and trades!

    Was thinking could have a go at making a GPU computer
    (a computer which would fit inside a gpu :)
     
  7. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Oh yes ..... inside a keyboard ..... Amiga lover inside ! :lol: .... Damn car that sucked up all my hardly saved money :hehe:.
     
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  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I'd build a spherical casing out of multicolored plexiglas scraps on the fun side.
    A practical idea for me would be to sneak it into my cavernous CNC controller box.
     
  9. disturbed13

    disturbed13 What's a Dremel?

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    you should put it inside a computer to act as a monitor of liquid cooling temps, fan speeds, and if the pump is still running or not
    you should also give it controll and the ability to shut down the main system if the pump fails or if it gets too hot
    just my idea
     
  10. Mojo

    Mojo Multimodder

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    Thats a wicked idea... but i dont have the know how for that!
    Would fit into my current project perfectly as well :duh:
     
  11. Mojo

    Mojo Multimodder

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    Okay.. to put a different spin on this.. as what disturbed has said has given me a nice idea!
    Anyone know of a program which will run on windows which will act as a monitor for liquid cooling?
    Coupled with the ability to control leds based on the temperature of say the watercooling loop?
     
  12. Reiep

    Reiep What's a Dremel?

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    That's exactly why I want an even smaller and cheaper Raspberry Pi :idea:

    I would use the Pico ITX as an emulator box, hidden behind the TV with wireless controllers.
     
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  13. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    I do not know the Rhaspberry Pi. Something is telling that I should urgently read about it :D.

    For the watercooling monitoring, a femptoduino would be enough and a hundred times smaller.

    Edit: that raspberry pi is a killer ! Now I can have a mobile development studio anytime anywhere. Hope it's coming soon
     
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  14. Mojo

    Mojo Multimodder

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    Maybe i will sell it after all then.. was just looking at arduino sets :)
     
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    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Hmm i think i can see some work here for someone.. ill start another thread!!
     
  17. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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  18. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Unrepentant Savage

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    I could use it as the arbitrator between the two PCs I'm putting in my next system, and as an added bonus I'd watercool it into the bargain.
     
  19. Mojo

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    I would make it the Radio Beacon from BF3 or Motion Sensor ball from BFBC2 - complete with motion sensors and an armored case.
     

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