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// dont really need to read this, but if your wondering why I need this then..
Since i'm back from uni for 3 weeks my parents have ordered new furniture for my sisters bedroom, however the desk is completely open (images of desk and the room attached) and there will be no room for the computer, so I plan on moving to computer to the other side of the room and put it in underneath the wardrobe where it will be near imposable to see, or access, so i want to run the power, reset switch leads around the room to the desk, as well as usbs for mouse,keyboard,dvd-rw and audio and (vga/dvi/hdmi).
So in short i need


I neat small box that can sit on the desk and look like a mini pc, so it will have a place to hold the dvd drive some usb ports and the power/reset switch. (all the wires will run out the back and to the computer.)

sort of like a mini mac style thing.

Is there anything like that on the market or do i need to go to B&Q and screwfix, and spend a few days in the garage swearing.


Edited by andrewmchugh - 12/29/10 at 9:00am
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There are VGA/DVI and USB extensions available, but these can get to be pricey if you need long ones; and IIRC, the limit on extending a USB cable is 25 ft. There are no commercially available power/reset extensions, but you can easily get the connector housings an crimp pins that would be required to make them. There are also devices for KVM (sometimes also audio and/or USB) over ethernet cable, but this is also expensive.

IMHO, your best bet would not be to make such an extension, but rather to build a mini-ITX based rig (no bigger than a shoebox) that you can more easily accommodate at the desk.
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thanks,

the power reset will be fine, i cut the out of a old pc and extend it,

ive got 10m of dvi and vga (somewhere),

will the keyboard/mouse and maybe a usb memory stick be ok on a single 24" usb lead.
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will the keyboard/mouse and maybe a usb memory stick be ok on a single 24" usb lead.
yeah; single cable with a USB hub at the end will be fine
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radodrill you work is amazing, if i send to a sketup drawing can, can i pay you to make it,
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radodrill you work is amazing, if i send to a sketup drawing can, can i pay you to make it,
Thanks, but unfortunately right now I do not have the time; I am currently wrapping up 2 masters degrees and have plans to do a Ph.D. after that.

BTW, I don't use SketchUp (too hard/cumbersome), I prefer professional CAD packages like Pro-E.
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