Repurposing a machine...without a real purpose.
February 3, 2009 9:16 PM Subscribe
Repurpose my old server...but for nothing useful!
posted by chrisfromthelc to Technology (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've got a "server" (a decent desktop-grade mobo in a 1U rackmount case) that I used temporarily for a project, but is now sitting dormant. I'd like to repurpose it in a interesting way.
Of course, there is always the normal file, web, email, media center, etc., options, but, I've got a rack full of perfectly good machines. I'd really like to do something off the wall (a purpose-built appliance of some sort might be fun...though, I've already done Asterisk), or niche.
Let me hear your ideas. Like I said, it's a decently powered machine with 2GB of RAM and enough drive space for most anything. No onboard audio, but there is a serial port, PS2 ports, VGA, and USB.