29 Feb '16, 12am

Hackaday Links: Leap Eve, 2016

The current Mac Pro is a masterpiece of design that looks like a trash can. We’ve been waiting for someone to take one of these computers and stuff a MiniITX board in there, but seeing as how the Mac Pro costs $3000, that probably won’t happen anytime soon. Here’s the solution . It’s a trash can computer case that is also too expensive for what it is. Now all we need is someone to put a big fan inside one and turn this computer into a wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man . [Mike Harrison] recently got his hands on a $20,000 SPARC CPU module . This is an enormously thick board that must be dozens of layers thick. How many layers was an open question until he put the board in a CNC milling machine . The setup is pretty much what you would expect with a few lines of g-code repeated over and over. The real trick comes from using one of the outputs for lubricant to tri...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2016/02/28/hackaday-links-leap-eve-2016/

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