|Project by Jim||posted 08-12-2015 05:59 PM||1774 views||8 times favorited||9 comments|
Mixing my Geek & Woodworker selves:
I requested (and received) a Raspberry Pi 2 for my birthday this year from my sister-in-law. She had no idea what it was so I just sent a link from Amazon. I’ve been wanting to build a new Home Theater PC (htpc) and the R-Pi2 works perfectly. If you’re not familiar with the R-Pi, it’s a very small computer (about 1” x 2” x 4”) and uses very little power and generates very little heat. But, it’ll still display full 1080p video via hdmi to your TV.
So, the wood parts: I decided I didn’t what a tech look and more of a jewelry box style. The box is birdseye maple veneer with walnut legs and top (and walnut burl veneer panel). I added a small slot in front to expose the IR keyboard/mouse usb receivers and a slot in the bottom to feed in network, power & hdmi cables. I stained the openings black with a sharpie. I also added one small round opening in the bottom and attached a very small 3.5v fan to move a little hot air out while the htpc is operating. The R-Pi & fan make almost no sound. With the TV on low volume, you can’t hear a thing.
-- Jim, Now in Nashville, TN