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2TB Buffalo NAS rehomed inside a classic Sony tape deck. The NAS leds are wired to the VU meters, and are also visible as blue glints underneath the lovely fat switches. Tape deck is non-functional, but all the buttons and switches still clunk around pleasingly.
3rd Jul 2012, 22:47   | tags:,

Sweet!

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3rd Jul 2012, 23:02

mat says:

I consider this project a prototype for the kickass Pi case/NAS down the line.

The led--VU setup was pretty easy, in the end. Some hella fiddly soldering to get flying leads onto the surface mount leds, then some juggling of resistors to drop the voltage enough to stop the meter maxing out (21K, in the end). Then it just worked. The meters fade down to zero on power-off in a most satisfying fashion.

I think I can make the Pi-meter more than just on/off like this one is though - controlling voltage by turning on and off different GPIO pins should enable a pseudo-analogue display. Using some input to change between network/system/disk load monitoring would be the icing on the cake.

3rd Jul 2012, 23:41

WhoseShoes says:

ooooooh very nice.

4th Jul 2012, 11:41