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What to do if you like RC cars but also like (maybe even more) a nice PC? Well the answer is simple: built one into the other... I know this is not the first project of this kind but every one is unique and I believe so is mine.
It all started with a Kyosho 1/10 Mercedes CLK AMG shell. I made a chassis out of alu plate and started to fit all parts. As standard parts I used a Epia M9000 mother board (mini-ITX form) with 512MB PC-2700 RAM, a 90W PSU, a 40GB 2.5inch Toshiba HDD (tasks to Pierrot) and a Toshiba slimline DVD-rom (thanks again Pierrot).
When the PC is on the front and rear lights of the car are on also, when there's disk access the alu wheels are lighted by blue LEDs. The DVD-rom is fixed in the front and when you push the discretely placed button it comes out with the radiator grill. All connections from the motherboard are passed through to the back of the car (something which took a lot of soldering and patience).
This project took a lot more time then I originally planned but it was worth every second. Now that it's finished I will probably sell it and start another project very soon....
A normal RC car?
A Dimm as driver?
mmm, I like it ;-)
The DVD-rom coming out the front.
A view on the motherboard.
All connections in the back.