Awesome! Just like all your creations.
Now you have me yearning to see a Bakelite computer. Such grandeur that would have.
Thanks! Homemade Bakelite might be a problem though. LOL
I like it, simply elegant and neat.
Where houses the optical drive and front panel I/O? Or does it use remote start
Thank you. I left the design open because I wasn't sure what equipment, if any, was going inside. I was relying on sponsor support to finish this project but that prospect looks grim now that it has been published (Engadget, Gizmodo, Boing Boing) in an unfinished state. I'm pretty pissed off about it actually.
I love it!
Nice elegant design
I just wonder, was the simplicity in style of the 50's and early 60's in USA inspired by the post war austerity designs (like the Utility designs of the immediate post-war period here in the UK and Europe) ? The designs always look cheap to build (like most Ikea stuff today
Anyway I like it
But, I'd open up the bottom and top of both box and inner case, and make the thing fan-less (see http://www.silentpcreview.com/article682-page1.html
Thanks Bill! I think the "bringing tthe outside in" architectural ideas that lead to giant glass walls supported by thin framing influenced the furniture that went into these houses. That combined with raw material shortages prompted engineers/designers to create minimalistic consumer products. They suddenly realized that it didn't take 200 pounds of wood to hold your ass off the floor.
Designs from that era look really flimsy including my own creation here. The reality is that they are very strong assuming they are done right.
I have a passive vent in the top of the case. You can see some of its frame in the photos. It is actually a floor vent made out of solid red oak. I'll post better photos later. As a general note, I like to design the vent system to whatever equipment actually ends up inside the box.