Carry-on Suitcase PC

rolling carry-on suitcase with wires out one pocket

A suitcase with a few wires sticking out?

Computer inside!

A computer :) I wonder what airport security will think...

Stats: VIA M1000 C3 1GHz ITX integrated board/processor (19cm x 19cm), 1GB RAM, 13GB hard drive (going to get a 250 for it), 350 watt power supply

Integrated 32MB video, sound, lan, tv out, usb, firewire (connection on motherboard but not plugged in right now)

Out of the lower pocket comes a USB hub, power cable, ethernet cable, video cable extension, and i'm going to add a speaker input extension & one for microphone. It also needs a proper momentary switch I can install for on/off. I made a hole for a switch near the handle.

The motherboard is screwed to a breadboard, and there are straps to hold my projector in place for travelling. Everything else is held together with nylon wire ties.

Just added a fan & grill on the back. It's surprisingly cool and quiet.

The power switch sticks outside now. I still need to widen the hole to mount it properly.

I installed a cdrw drive in the pocket and added an audio extension cable. I was originally going to just have ethernet cable stick out through the pocket, but a coupler jack would come in handy, in case I want to plug into a cable that already plugs into somewhere hard to reach.

Soon I'll order a 120 watt fanless power supply.