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Convert a PC Drive Bay to a Docking Station 63

Anonymous Coward writes "The Screen Savers are featuring a case mod worth looking at. This article describes how to create a docking station for your PDA out of a PC drive bay. The instructions are little hard to follow but looks feasible and the finished product is pretty slick."
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Convert a PC Drive Bay to a Docking Station

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  • by flonker ( 526111 ) on Sunday August 04, 2002 @09:03AM (#4007557)
    • ISA - sound card, NIC, tape backup card.
    • PCI - Two video cards, modem, TV card, USB card, & spare IDE controller
    • Internal bays - three HDDs, of course.
    • 3 1/2" bay - floppy, of course
    • External bays - Swappable IDE drive bay, DVD-ROM, CD-RW, tape backup, and a bay cooler to keep the whole mess from overheating.
  • Re:Use that display (Score:3, Informative)

    by Brento ( 26177 ) <brento@[ ]ntozar.com ['bre' in gap]> on Sunday August 04, 2002 @09:10AM (#4007578) Homepage
    Similar to this [massworks.com] product, a PDA attached to a desktop machine (and a charger) could and should extend the usefulness of both. Maybe a game controller like that linked product, maybe a desktop clock, maybe weather updates, stock tickers, an mp3 playlist interface, etc etc.

    There's plenty of apps like that out there. If you'd like an MP3 remote control for Windows there's Jukebox [luminosity.co.uk], or for Linux try GiantDisc [giantdisc.com]. There's several others, but those are the best two - I've been doing a lot of research lately, since I'm building a in-car computer that uses my Kyocera 6035 combo Palm & phone as its remote control & main display.

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