Motherboard Coffee Table

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Motherboard Coffee Table

Post by Apoptosis » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:22 am

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Prompted by the Circuit Board Bench that we posted yesterday, commenter GuyInMilwaukee pointed us to his beautiful Computer Board Table. It's actually made of two tables, one on the inside to hold the computer boards, and one on the outside, that acts as the surface of the piece. Shadyman asked him how he chose the components to display, and it turns out that they are from his first computer:

It's mainly made up of boards/drives from old Intergraph 6000 series machines built in the late 80s early 90s. They had nice big boards.

It was a good way to keep around my first real computer after I could no longer find parts to keep it working, an Intergraph 6880 with Edge II graphics. I learned computer modeling, rendering and animation on it and think of it as a mentor. There are also old 2800 baud modem parts and other random parts collected over the years.

No real pattern other than just getting it all to fit together like a puzzle. The LED lights along the perimeter worked out better that I had hoped. I have it wired so it automatically goes on when it gets dark.
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Re: Motherboard Coffee Table

Post by DJ Tucker » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:24 am

wouldn't mind having that table!
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Re: Motherboard Coffee Table

Post by bubba » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:29 am

I'm diggin the table.
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Post by Kaos Kid » Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:26 pm

That is a labor of love for sure!
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Re: Motherboard Coffee Table

Post by camaroguy1998 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:00 pm

bubba wrote:I'm diggin the table.
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Re: Motherboard Coffee Table

Post by djpinc19 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:24 pm

OMG, one picture is giving me possibilities, ideas, etc.....!!!!

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Re: Motherboard Coffee Table

Post by eva2000 » Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:52 pm

haha that's awesome, now if they could get those boards working too - HTPC Coffee Table :)

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Re: Motherboard Coffee Table

Post by InspectahACE » Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:21 pm

This is the perfect reason to keep your feet off the table. Otherwise, it could cause a BSOD (if it worked of course)
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