I have a CarveWright, version B, which I intend to use to carve the custom wooden case for this tablet. If I can win either a 3D printer, or a ShopBot, I will almost definitely be using one of those superior machines to fabricate the case.
I had started to write a build log for the design phase of this project. For now I will be posting that, with each step as an entry in the log. As I actually move beyond design and into practice, I will update this with as many photos and as much documentation as I can.
The first image in this 'ible is a model I made in 123D, and can be found in their gallery here.
The second image on this step is the latest version of the rough drawings I made for the external layout of the tablet.
The front view shows the screen in the center which will be 12" by 24" x 2.5" overall, incorporating an 18.5" LCD with touchscreen, a pair of Harman Kardon stereo speakers to either side of that with a brass/gold grill accent, a partially disassembled but still functional pocketwatch as a timepiece (lower left), a power button (top left), mute button and volume scroll wheel (top right), and four directional buttons (lower right) to manually rotate the screen. The directional buttons may be unnecessary, if so that area will be open for something else (or just left as plain wood).
The side view shows (from top to bottom) four USB ports, audio in/out (headphone/mic), HMDI out, universal card reader, and AC in ports.
I labeled the image itself, but having seen so many 'ibles with the labels misplaced or nonfunctioning, I thought it best to add this redundancy.
I have three entries to the build log so far, I'll post them as steps 1 -3 for now. Much more to come, soon!
Oh yeah, *PLEASE* vote for me in either or both the contests; Make It Real Challenge and/or ShopBot Challenge!!!