Introduction: Cardboard Computer
This is a cardboard computer. Although this doesn't seem extremely crazy and awesome, it is however a very accurate representation of a desktop computer with all of it's internals. This project was very fun to create because of the interest both of us have in technology. We also built this in our computer class, so we feel it fit in.
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Step 1: the Case
Take cardboard and cut 4 pieces the same length; 8 inches by 1 foot 2 inches. Then, glue them together making a square with an open through it
Step 2: Backside of the Case
Nowwe have to make the back of the case. Cut a cardboard piece then size of 1 foot 2 inches by 1 foot 2 inches. Glue it to the previous structure making a open looking container
Step 3: the Motherboard
The motherboard will be 10 inches by 11 inches. Now glue this piece to the case on the inside top left corner
Step 4: the RAM
The ram is the simple part. Make 2, 1 inch by 5 inches pieces of cardboard and glue them to the right side of the motherboard on its side
Step 5: CPU and Heatsink
The CPU and heat sink are very simple. Stack pieces of 3 inch by 3 inch pieces together and glue them to the top middle part of the motherboard
Step 6: Graphics Card
The graphics card is also one of the simple parts of this build. Take 4, 3 inch by 5 inch pieces of cardboard and glue them together. Then glue it to the motherboard on the bottom left horizontally.
Step 7: The Power Supply
To make the power supply, you will need to a box of 6, 1 inch by 1.5 inch pieces and glue them together
Step 8: Hard Drive Cage
The hard drive cage is just 1 foot 1 inch by 2 inches and is glues to the top and bottom to the inside of the case
Step 9: SSD (Storage)
The SSD is a flat 2 inch by 3 inch piece and is glued to the hard drive
Participated in the
Cardboard Contest 2016