"a PC in a matchbox"
Hopefully this is an original idea. I got the idea of "matchboxPC" when I saw a PC in overclockers.com PCDB. The PC was called "matchbox" and used the same components as this project.
If anyone is interested, the high res scan I used for the box (2.35 MB).
A few comments i've recieved (taken from atomicmpc forums):
"oh very nice.... pure originality here, overall nice construction even though it is cardboard, meh"
"Very Andy Warhol, which may be your thing or not, for me it's not. It's a cardboard box with pictures, so points for originality but none for implementation"
"Very nice idea, but I would worry about static discharge from the cardboard."
"very nice idea and well done, but too simple for my taste ..."
Overclockers Australia Forums:
"Very well done. Looks like a normal sized matchbox."
"What an amazing PC! That has to be one of the best PC's in the PCDB in my opinion. Such an original idea."
"I saw your matchboxPC linked from Make. Very nice job. It reminded me that the old Sun Microsystems workstations were referred to as "pizza boxes" because they were flat - about 12" square and 3" high. That could be another theme for a custom PC."
"I read about and *saw* your matchbox PC mod. That is, hands down, one of the BEST mods I have ever seen. Absolutely what modding is about! Nice work."
UPDATE September 23, 2006:
Since submitting this page to neatorama's Ultimate Case Mod List this page I have received a lot more views and linking.
Questions? Contact me.
Originally updated May 10, 2004