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jdbugman

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lunchbox computer case
« on: January 26, 2013, 12:58:38 AM »
i have been looking for one of these for a long time and i just realized that i have not asked you guys and gals if anyone had a line on one.

It is one of the rugged computer cases that have a monitor built into the case and the keyboard folds up to guard the screen so you can take it anywhere.

if anyone has or knows of someone that has one. please let me know.

thanks

tomlong74

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Re: lunchbox computer case
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013, 09:18:21 PM »
Haven't seen those in 13 years.  :o

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Re: lunchbox computer case
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2013, 07:37:32 AM »
We have the technology. We can build one.  ;D  But seriously, it sounds doable. I think you may be looking at something more the size of a briefcase, unless you have a pretty big lunchbox...
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Re: lunchbox computer case
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2013, 07:49:24 AM »
I remember them as lugables. Most looked like an o-scope cause the had a five inch tube screen in them.


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Re: lunchbox computer case
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2013, 01:01:21 PM »
I bought one of those metal tool boxes and I think I am going to mount a computer and screen inside it.

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Re: lunchbox computer case
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2013, 04:12:46 PM »
DO IT! I wanna see!!
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Re: lunchbox computer case
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2014, 04:42:57 PM »
Sounds like something that could be done with a Pi, a HDMI monitor, a power supply, keyboard, and case.  If you wanted to make a Pi version?

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Re: lunchbox computer case
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2014, 10:37:39 PM »
I have a commodore Executive 64... But i think modding it would make you burn in hell or something..


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Re: lunchbox computer case
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2014, 06:49:48 AM »
I once brought an 80s compaq luggable to the space, it had booted the last time I used it, but then we got a big flash of light and some smoke when we powered it up at the lab. If it is still there (with retro computers?) - you are welcome to it.