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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:03 pm    Post subject: New motherboard as an add-on card in cube Reply with quote

Thought I would start sharing some picks of a project I've been working on. Today I got the hardware to fit:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2vjxkwvp5jfa3fo/IMG_0404.JPG

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gm4felhfubgw2uo/IMG_0406.jpg

More details to come.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You MUST paint that bulkhead black.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pentium wrote:
You MUST paint that bulkhead black.


Agreed.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:21 pm    Post subject: Re: New motherboard as an add-on card in cube Reply with quote

barcher174 wrote:
Thought I would start sharing some picks of a project I've been working on. Today I got the hardware to fit:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2vjxkwvp5jfa3fo/IMG_0404.JPG

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gm4felhfubgw2uo/IMG_0406.jpg

More details to come.

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Brian


What exactly is this add-on card and what does it do? Does it work in a NeXTcube under NeXTSTEP 3.3?

Just curious what it is we are looking at.

TJ
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like an Intel Atom board that's been mounted to a blanking plate. It doesn't draw power or interface at all with the bus. It's just an independent computer occupying a slot.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a dual core celeron system that will work independently with a couple of tricks. First there will be a uC monitoring the power up/ down of the cube and start up and shutdown the ATX board accordingly. I had originally wanted to use the cube internal power entirely, but this board has an external power brick, which is probably safer. The celeron board will also provide wifi forwarding to the cube as well as x-window forwarding. The goal is to use the celeron as a slave to the cube and do heavy lifting for things like web browsing.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

barcher174 wrote:
It's a dual core celeron system that will work independently with a couple of tricks. First there will be a uC monitoring the power up/ down of the cube and start up and shutdown the ATX board accordingly. I had originally wanted to use the cube internal power entirely, but this board has an external power brick, which is probably safer. The celeron board will also provide wifi forwarding to the cube as well as x-window forwarding. The goal is to use the celeron as a slave to the cube and do heavy lifting for things like web browsing.

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Very cool ! So do you network it to the cube motherboard via rj45 best regards Rob
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barcher174



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rob,

Right now it's going through a router, but my plan is to use a crossover cable between both boards. Hopefully I'll have time again soon to complete this project. Life is not kind to my hobby projects.

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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blasphemy.
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