BBC B mini-ITX case modBy Chris Williams. Published: 1st Jun 2005, 15:17:39 | Permalink | Printable
Now that's eliteAs 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.
"BBC ITX B"
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