Step 3: Central bloc

Description of the central bloc,the heart of the VC.
<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.mini-box.com/s.nl/sc.8/category.13/it.A/id.417/.f">http://www.mini-box.com/s.nl/sc.8/category.13/it.A/id.417/.f</a><br/>a tiny(!) power supply to ride on the tiny motherboard.<br/>
Great find.
Very small. However, it's only 12V output (where most older gear uses a 5V feed as well) and only 120W which simply isn't going to be enough for a load of old hardware. Of course, 2 of them dioded onto a bus-bar, and a secondary step-down to 5V would be a good solution.
I am a tad confused. This is a small computer that could be made very cheaply? Could you explain differently? I would like to try and have a simple computer thats only purpose really is internet with wifi.
There's a bunch of new ultra mini computers out there now..the eee's and the acers. I know this comment is about a year olld but i thought i'd comment anyway. I'm writing this on an eee1000 btw :)
That problem question no longer applies to anything i need. Even now I'm on my new laptop. The Toshiba satellite.
could you adapt something like this <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.louddata.com/minihog.html">http://www.louddata.com/minihog.html</a><br/><br/>
Hi, I am thinking on some similar lines. My lab Minciu Sodas <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.ms.lt">http://www.ms.lt</a> organizes independent thinkers, including many in Africa. They can get USG flash drives, keyboards and the thought is to connect this with a display so the would have a flash drive editor, see: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.worknets.org/wiki.cgi?FlashDriveEditor">http://www.worknets.org/wiki.cgi?FlashDriveEditor</a> if you would like to join us we are at <a rel="nofollow" href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mendenyo/">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mendenyo/</a> Andrius Kulikauskas, ms@ms.lt<br/>

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