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Puppy II - the hardware
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Lobster
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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jan 2006, 10:50    Post subject:  Puppy II - the hardware  

With something like this:
http://www.pcengines.ch/cflash.htm
instead of a HD we have a hardware based component for those Puppys who have no USB booting (but will of course have IDE support in their BIOS)

Now we need a magic paper monitor - a low power CPU (no overheating)

Puppy II Hardware - ideas? Thoughts?

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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jan 2006, 11:37    Post subject:  

You did read this? :
http://www.mini-box.com/s.nl/sc.8/category.13/it.A/id.417/.f
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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jan 2006, 12:06    Post subject:  

I did read about that - but was not aware they were in production and for sale. Smile

What else do we need?

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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jan 2006, 22:02    Post subject: MP3 PC project of mine  

I've had an interest in using one of the 64 meg CF cards with an IDE to CF adaptor for a PC I'm building. I can find both 64 meg cf cards and IDE to CF adaptors on ebay pretty cheap and pretty abundant. I'm having a problem finding a 3.5" to 2.5" mount for the IDE to CF adaptor. The 3.5 to 2.5 mounts are usually to place a laptop HD in a regular PC. I should say I'm having a problem finding a 3.5 to 2.5 mount where the screws would go in the bottom of a laptop HD vs. the sides of a laptop HD. Anybody know where to find one?

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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jan 2006, 01:00    Post subject:  

CPC.co.uk of Preston has them - really cheap. Double check you connect them the correct way round as there's no index mark and this mistake would be very, very expensive since the live voltage is on the pins at one end.
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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jan 2006, 06:38    Post subject:  

Robert,

If you are still stuck, try here for a 2.5" to 3.5" IDE cable convertor. Look under 'Clearance items'. This is a UK based company.

http://www.trcomputers.com/

Good luck!
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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jan 2006, 12:46    Post subject:  

robert,

Don't quite understand your need -- I've played a lot with this kind of stuff, and formal/official hardware mounting is usually rather superfluous -- what is your situation, that duct tape etc is not good enough?

Once you have dealt with thermal concerns, just prevent shorts and keep things from rattling around...
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Jan 2006, 00:34    Post subject:  

Gents thanks for the responses.

kethd
Look at it from this point of view. One can find a metal adaptor to mount a 3.5 floppy drive in a 5.25 bay.

One this example the screws would go into the sides on the 3.5 floppy drive.
http://www.xoxide.com/lian-li-mf-515-drive-adapter-silver.html

This is a better example
http://www.bixnet.com/35to525drivm.html

This is an example of an adaptor where the screws go in the bottom of the floppy. This isn't a good picture. You have to look close to see where the screws would go in the bottom of the floppy.
http://www.pccasegear.com/prod2113.htm

I'm looking for a metal adaptor to mount a 2.5 "CF to IDE adaptor in a 3.5" bay. Here's an example. the one at the top of the page.
http://www.psism.com/adcf.htm

Another way of looking at this would be a 2.5 to 3.5 metal adaptor to put a 2.5" laptop hard drive in a 3.5" bay. This adaptor would have to allow me to put the screws in from the bottom of the laptop hard drive.

I've looked around ebay and pricewatch with no luck. Any hlep would be appreciated.

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PostPosted: Mon 16 Jan 2006, 04:17    Post subject:  

Piece of aluminium sheet and a hand drill! Then an adapter from CPC. Are you American?!
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Jan 2006, 06:16    Post subject:  

A couple of dabs of silicon sealant is also a simple way of mounting.
Just need to hold it in place until the sealant sets.
Advatange: easy to rip out afterwards.
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Jan 2006, 07:12    Post subject:  

No Nails also works. But I prefer well-engineeered solutions.....
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Jan 2006, 21:08    Post subject:  

doesn't compact flash fail after so many data writes? or was that something else?
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PostPosted: Tue 17 Jan 2006, 14:40    Post subject: Would this work...  

although offering a little more functionality than you need, would this work...

http://www.ameri-rack.com/APA-HD25B2m.htm
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PostPosted: Tue 17 Jan 2006, 14:50    Post subject: oops...found another possibility..  

Would this work...

http://www.logicsupply.com/product_info.php/cPath/47_67/products_id/337
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