A project log for Trackball PC

Building a computer into a rather sizable trackball...

StarhawkStarhawk 08/26/2019 at 04:402 Comments

* Well, maybe not quite.

Finished, assembled, and... wait, what?

You'd think I'd have my ducks in a row better than this. I finished it, including swivel-mounting the screen in a nifty way... and promptly discovered that I have no standard HDMI cables.

Oh, dear. Testing will have to wait!

In the meantime, here's the almost-final set of pix.


...outside, screen deployed...

...outside, transport mode...

I have errands tomorrow (technically later today) so I'll pick up a cable while I'm out. I think I have enough money to fit that in...

While I'm out I'll test it and see how it runs. This motherboard's integrated WiFi generally doesn't like Walmart for some reason -- it will connect but data won't transfer, it's weird -- but we'll see what happens. I'm looking forward to it ;)

Catch ya'll on the flip side, as they say 'round here...


Starhawk wrote 08/26/2019 at 18:19 point

The component side faces down dude.

Also, testing revealed - no shorts on the power rails, thank god, so the magic smoke stayed put -- but it won't turn on. Suspicion is a shorted mobo power button... that is a known cause of that symptom. I'm out at lunch tho, so I'll figure it out when I get back to the apartment.

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esot.eric wrote 08/26/2019 at 19:19 point

Glad to be of assistance

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