Tiny Wood Computer Case

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Introduction: Tiny Wood Computer Case

In this instructable, i will show you how i built my own really small computer case made out of wood very easily.

The only things you will need:

-handsaw

-pen & ruler

-spare time

-dremel and drill

-an ATX power supply case (will be used for a metal panel)

You may need a soldering station if tall capacitors need to be repositioned on the motherboard to accommodate various parts .

Step 1: Choose the Parts and the Materials

For this build i have chosen the following parts:

-wood panels (recycled)

-Baby AT Socket 7 motherboard (with a Pentium MMX and 32MB of RAM)

-SFX power supply

-S3 Trio64V+ video card

-SB Live 5.1 sound card

-micro SD card with adapter (IDE- SD card)

Why an SD card ?

Because it is much faster, much smaller and much more reliable than an old hard drive. The adapter was bought from eBay for less than 10 $.

Step 2: Start Building

For the beginning, make a panel roughly the size of the motherboard and fix the motherboard with wood screws. Then make the walls of the case and fix them with wood screws.

For the power supply, cut a metal panel large enough to cover some of the backside of the case, then cut out holes for the power supply and fix the assembly to the case with more wood screws. I have made an built in adapter for a PS/2 keyboard in the metal panel, but you may just make a hole for the AT connector.This is up to you.

Finally, create a top cover and secure it with wood screws.

Step 3: Done

The case is now finished. All that's left to do is to set up the computer with software and you are good to go.

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    It is wonderful. I like this so much :)
    samsun nakliyat -http://www.samsun-nakliyat.com

    Looks great! Is there any particular reason for the number "80586" on the front?

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    This build was originally intended for a 386 system, but since then plans have changed and to preserve the front cover, i changed 3 into 5 . By the way, here is some more info : http://www.computermuseum.li/Testpage/Chip-Pentium-1993.htm