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art exhibition

I have prepared a few laptops for exhibition in the newly cleared art space at the Hacker space.

the will be ready for public viewingThursday 19/1/2017 evening from 7pm

if you have a laptop you would like modified please feel free to bring it along thursday evening 7-9pm and I will modify it.

I will also have a theremin based video piece on display

mame console

Today I powered up the Mame console.
DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS
The wiring is dodgy and there is an exposed crt monitor in there with loose electronics.

Currently its using a pentium III

I am looking into upgrading it to a Pi and LCD.

Michael Sharman has done a great job wiring a keyboard controller to all the buttons and installing a menu driven by joystick, so I hope to copy that software and use on the pi.

laptop DVD to HDD swap

swapping the internal DVD writer for a Hard disk, using a caddy bought from china.

My laptop is pretty zoomy with dual SSD in raid array, but lacks large storage capacity, but one the advertised features was the ability to swap the optical drive for a hard drive ! I bought it with a view to doing exactly that.

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