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Mon, 26 Nov 2007
Dogs Toaster
Shrdlu brought in a really cool looking toaster - a classic chrome, dome top, two slice pop-up style. The toaster itself was not working but it was a beautiful case. Dog had a single board computer (SBC) that that was just begging to be mounted inside.

Once Dog started, the Lab turned into a dedicated construction facility. Tools, metal scraps, electronics parts and cables were everywhere. A Dremel was used to shape the metal brackets and he used a butane soldering iron to custom make cables and connectors.

The toaster was on display at Defcon 9 during the Coffee Wars event and was featured on TechTV.

The following are the specs for the toaster: P233MMX Mobil Pentium, 32Meg RAM, 2.5Gig HD, 1.44 floppy, 10bT Ethernet, SVGA, USB, PS2 Mouse, PS2 Keyboard, PC104 connector, Slackware 7.0 (2.2.13 Kernel) Linux

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Toaster Under Construction-1

Dog made a pretty good mess in the lab. Here are a bunch of scrap parts that he was using to build the case.

More of the mess. Cables and the butane soldering iron.


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Toaster Under Construction-2

A good look at the finished product. As you can see this case was just too nice not to do something with.

You can see the power cord here. The toaster gets its power from a drive connector from a normal PC power supply. Dog rigged up a spare ATX power supply such that the motherboard power button is ignored and power is controlled directly by the switch on the supply.


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Toaster Under Construction-3

The external connectors are mounted where the crumb tray was inserted. Accessible connectors include SVGA, PS2 Mouse, PS2 keyboard and Ethernet. The USB connectors are not accessible.

A great shot of the inside of the toaster and the SBC. Note the tiny fan that cools the processor. A larger fan circulates air for the whole system. The blue connectors are for HD, FD and the various external connectors.


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Toaster Under Construction-4

A side shot showing the large fan.

The other side. You can see the mounting bracket for the floppy and the hard drive. Dog built all the mounting brackets from various scraps of metal from other computer cases.


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