Build a Kitchen PC

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Introduction: Build a Kitchen PC

After listening to my wife tell how hard it is to keep track of recipes I decided to build a under the counter PC as a Kitchen PC. But I put some restrictions on the build.


-Keep Build cost to minimum
-Use Parts from around house when possible
-Keep Counters clear of Clutter

Step 1: Monitor

 Use LCD monitor. Cost $0

Step 2:

 Mini Computer and Case. Cost $0

Step 3: Mounting LCD

 Under cabinet LCD monitor mount. Cost on eBay $20.50

Step 4: Monitor Mounted

 Mounted

Step 5: Wireless Is Best!

If you don't mind the batteries then use a Wireless Keyboard and mouse to connect to your computer. Wireless internet adapters are also great! 

Step 6: Connect It All Together.

I suggest testing it all before drilling the holes for the cables. The computer was set ontop but I sill need to run the cables. This LCD mount can be adjusted to turn any direction.  

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    If don't mind using Linux, might try using a touch screen with Raspberry Pi 3 (has wireless built in) on a VESA mount. Then using gourmet for your recipes. Bonus project, adding a bar scanner to scan in and out products as you buy and use them.

    If don't mind using Linux, might try using a touch screen with Raspberry Pi 3 (has wireless built in) on a VESA mount. Then using gourmet for your recipes. Bonus project, adding a bar scanner to scan in and out products as you buy and use them.

    If don't mind using Linux, might try using a touch screen with Raspberry Pi 3 (has wireless built in) on a VESA mount. Then using gourmet for your recipes. Bonus project, adding a bar scanner to scan in and out products as you buy and use them.

    I own one of these. They are no fun to use.

    Alot has changed since I posted this. I would just use a cheap tablet now.

    Hi Mr Green Guy, Very valid point.
    No offense meant.
    :P

    Try instead a Playstation 3 Keypad for around $40.  They are basically the same thing as the Dinovo, use bluetooth, and have a touchpad mouse built in with the press of a button.  I'm using one for my media center pc currently and it works great!  The only downside that could easily be fixed with a dremel and a few minutes would be the connector at the bottom that holds onto a controller.

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    How about this keyboard? http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Multimedia-Remote-with-Keyboard/dp/B0036VO67I