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BBC B mini-ITX case mod

By Chris Williams. Published: 1st Jun 2005, 15:17:39 | Permalink | Printable

Now that's elite

BBC B photoAs it seems to be case hacking season again, we've been alerted to an interesting case modding project involving an old Acorn BBC microcomputer and a mini-ITX motherboard. Graham Thompson on the mini-itx.com website has impressively stuffed a PC into a Beeb, keeping the original casing and keyboard intact - running what appears to be Linux and a Beeb emulator on the machine for old time's sake.

A work colleague initially pointed out to Graham a case mod involving a mini-ITX motherboard and an Commodore machine.

"Of course, being an Acorn user in the past, I knew I had to retaliate," muses Graham in his article.

"Ideally the project had to be based on the BBC model B, which every one remembers from school, and look as much like the original as possible. Could a Mini ITX board, hard drive and power supply fit into the case of a Beeb leaving all the external connectors?"

The article is full of photos and a step by step guide for anyone else who fancies 'upgrading' their old Acorn dinosaurs.



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With an A9 that would be no contest :o). The only question would be: what /else/ would you put in the case as well as the A9???

 is a RISC OS Usermd0u80c9 on 1/6/05 4:12PM
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I bet everyone is going to regret giving away their old beebs now especially as this is a perfect mod for the a9home :-)

 is a RISC OS UserFuzzy on 1/6/05 4:14PM
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In reply to md0u80c9:

How about a 2nd a9home :-P

 is a RISC OS UserFuzzy on 1/6/05 4:16PM
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2 A9homes? That's rapidly heading towards the A9HousingEstate isn't it?

 is a RISC OS Usermd0u80c9 on 1/6/05 5:00PM
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Hey, lets build an A9home cluster into a beeb case! ;-)

 is a RISC OS UserJGZimmerle on 2/6/05 2:54AM
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If I could blatantly plug my own website here:



 is a RISC OS Userkrisa on 2/6/05 9:31AM
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