So I'll be sure to picture this thread up good and proper soon.
But for now, I need some advice :)
I found an old Gen2 i3 laptop, with an AMD onboard GPU, brilliant.
For two reasons.
1. Its powerful enough to Emulate N64 (poor raspberry Pi 3)
2. Being AMD, it should be A-OK in Linux.
I'll either run Windows or Batocera Linux.
Anyway I stripped this badboy down to a motherboard.
Unlike the HP and Dell I tried before it, this is a TOSHIBA, and it's TOTALLY happy to run (and output to HDMI) as a bare motherboard (+CPU +Ram), and a custom power button.
So, now comes my dilemma.
What the hell do I case this thing in?
It's approximately the size of an A4 piece of paper, if you cut it square (so smaller than A4), and being a motherboard only with some heatpipes, it'd be kinda cool to keep it thin.
So I was thinking maybe 2 sheet metal plates (with a layer of Vinyl\Rubber to stop shorting, but we won't see that from outside), with a spacer between them?
Perhaps an alloy tube cut up?
I was considering using a broken N64 case, but finding a broken N64 seems harder than it should be :P
Anyone have any ideas for cool case designs?
Edited by Master_Scythe, 22 February 2018 - 03:57 PM.