|Project by DickB||posted 08-29-2012 03:29 PM||4149 views||26 times favorited||21 comments|
This is my shop computer that I put together some time ago. The components consist of an HP Thin Client computer, an LCD display, a wireless keyboard, and a USB Wi-Fi. I got the computer and display off eBay for under $120 IIRC. It’s not super powerful, but works well in the shop for viewing instruction manuals or repair manuals, and playing mp3s. The location over the workbench works quite well.
To build it, I removed the display and computer from their cases and installed them into this simple box with a picture frame style front. Both the display and thin client computer use power bricks, which I mounted inside the box. This keeps everything together in the one box. The display had a row of buttons to control volume etc. I made wooden buttons for these, and added a power button for the computer itself. The intergalactic icons for the buttons were cut on a Silhouette SD vinyl cutter.
-- Dick, http://www.carveshop.com