I have been thinking about making a CnC machine for some time now. Having recently seen that a kit exists to mod the mill we have at home to CnC, i have been putting ideas together and looking for parts to build said machine's controller.
earlier this week i went to check out my university's Ewaste depot and to my surprise i found not 1 but 2 Sun micro servers from around 2001 just sitting there. i immediately took them home as i thought here is some AWESOME material for a custom case mod
Ewaste the home of awesome free stuff (sometimes)
This is the server i found a SunFire v880 with 1 of 4 CPU and ram clusters installed.
Russian Bear for scale
another pic with the other server a Sun Micro E450
Since few of us ever get to see such things, i thought i would do a teardown of the machine, before i retrofit it, so you guys can check out some high end server kit from the early 2000's
you know you have a serious machine where they provide a key to turn it on.
here is a view of the CPU stacking slot side
here is a view of the expansion slot side pannel