Casemodding: Dustbuster meets Mini-PC - and not for cleaning!
"Igor, I think we've have created a … dustbuster-pc." In our forums, user Housemaister shows off his quite unsual casemod. He did not stuff the turkey, but a similarly shaped dustbuster by german company Miele. Inside, there's now a complete Atom-330-based mini-PC.
Housemaister's mission: cross-breeding of a regular mini-PC and his old dustbuster (which we recon he did not like to use that much). The ingredients of this frankensteinian experiment were as follows:
• one Miele-S5980-dustbuster
• a generic PSU (rated 350 watts)
• a Zotax-ION motherboard, fitted with an Atom 330 dualcore-cpu
• 2 Gig of DDR2-800 RAM
• a 500 gig HDD (Samsung Spinpoint
• a generic casefan
• two tube lights (red)
Housemaister's goal was to keep the dustbusters integrated powercord intact and usable as well as hiding the display connector. His creation was supposed to keep as much as possible of the look of the original dustbuster.
He intetrated the usual interfaces such as display connector, ethernet and USB ports into the dustbusters' casing. The original power switch of the Miele retained it's function powering up and down the mini-PC. The PSU required quite a bit of work, as he had to reroute some of the wiring and adjust the PSU-casing.
Read all about it in the forums of the german version of PCGH - and beware of the monster, that is the german language: Do not come unarmed without your online translator of choice! Meanwhile, you can take a look at the little beast by means of our image gallery.
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