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    Not me personally, but Greg Fretwell was known for making (Redwood?) wooden cases and re-installing PS/2 internals into them.
    Check comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware for his contact details, although that's a public newsgroup anyway.

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    Just image-google "Wood PC Case". There are some remarkable examples.

    I'd prefer any of those to the plexiglass-and-blue-LED contraptions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    Just image-google "Wood PC Case". There are some remarkable examples.

    I'd prefer any of those to the plexiglass-and-blue-LED contraptions.
    I know! Some people's taste? Yeuchh!

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    Guilty as charged - I have to admit my last case for a computer was made mostly out of clear plastic

    I'm mostly on the side of the woodworkers on average. This time I just happened to have some scrap 10mm polycarbonate that taps for PCB standoffs quite nicely, and it was a Pi for my kid, where showing off the internals was part of the point ("you can see there are no hidden parts").

    I'd never voluntarily use a blue LED though!

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    The acrylic Arduino Mega enclosure is pretty inexpensive, lesser than $3, so I have designed a Z80 CP/M homebrew specifically for that enclosure. This is what it looks like. I use a disk-on-module for hard disk because it is more compact than CF disk which sticks out too far.
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    I thought this was a S100 project case? Did I miss something?

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    Oops, you are right. Moderator please delete my post, #45.
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    Looks a bit small to be an S100 case. Or am I missing the point? (Likely!)

    I quite like the design - where can I find out more about it?

    [Edit: never mind I found it: https://www.retrobrewcomputers.org/d...azz:lasmo:zuno ]
    Last edited by JonB; April 11th, 2020 at 01:40 AM.

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    No, it is not S100. I read the recent discussion about acrylic enclosure, so I jumped in with my 2 cents, but forgot it was in the context of S100 enclosures.
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    Maybe this one can be modified for S-100 or at least give you some ideas on how to make your own design using some of the ideas offered there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8hLXJUQFoc
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