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Make your own Intel NUC Case Competition

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Combatus 15th June 2013, 16:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by Pranja
There is ony one thing that is not mentioned-how many designs can we submit?

Thanks Pranja - just added this to the rules - one design per person!
Zesti 15th June 2013, 16:29 Quote
I still kick myself for missing the Raspberry Pi competition.. I'll definitely take part to this one. :D
Cheapskate 15th June 2013, 16:38 Quote
Ah, poo. I will admit a one design limit would keep the spammers away...

@Slipperyskip - If you form a supergroup, it's required that you ask Max Bacon to sing.
slipperyskip 15th June 2013, 17:05 Quote
@Cheaps - David Lee Roth or Sammy Hagar? I've heard both are available.
Phame 15th June 2013, 17:16 Quote
Any chance of getting hold of one, to make a CAD model for everyone to use? ;)
stuartwood89 15th June 2013, 18:48 Quote
Yeah a CAD model would be really useful. Just been spending most of my time trying to get the board dimensions right. The documentation shows mounting points, but not connector spacing or heatsink mounting points.
Azariel 15th June 2013, 18:58 Quote
My first thought was "YAY! Another design contest!" (remembering how much fun I had with my PiQu build for the Raspberry Pi contest. My second thought was "Crap this is going to take a lot of time"

I'll have to think about it for a bit....
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Originally Posted by RedFlames


Plus the cynic in me thinks competitions like this are usually won by whoever throws the most money at it...

Although I didn't win, I did PiQu on a relatively limited budget although in the end all the small parts did add up to a somewhat bigger amount, but not more than a good medium sized off-the-shelf case I think.

anyway, will have to look a bit better at the NUC review but I just love small cases etc!

And for everybody doubting their technical skills: Don't! Everybody can do a decent casemod, as long as you take your time and put in the effort. Of course putting an oversized angle grinder on a sheet of plexi might speed up the process, but you will never get the same result as taking the time and doing it with a hand saw...
Zesti 15th June 2013, 19:21 Quote
With such a small case and 10 weeks of time, file is the only tool you really need. :D It's really the greatest thing about these new tiny form factors - scratch builds are easier and cheaper than ever. :)
Pranja 15th June 2013, 19:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by Combatus
Thanks Pranja - just added this to the rules - one design per person!

Thanks to you for answering. :)

Too bad that is only one design-I will need to have my own mini contest to decide. :D
Phame 15th June 2013, 21:19 Quote
I don't think it's a case of more money you throw at it makes it a winner.. I spent £45 on the Raspberry Pi contest, a pump and some pink coolant.. I had all the aluminium and blagged the gold plating..

I am really looking forward to this contest and would really like a CAD model to work with.. I will make a model for everyone to use if you send me a NUC Antony.. ;-)
Cheapskate 15th June 2013, 23:29 Quote
@Slipperyskip - OW! (I'm waiting on a part. Otherwise I'd be done.)
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Originally Posted by Azariel
...And for everybody doubting their technical skills: Don't!

Yes. The BitTech community will likely be there to field any questions or give advice too.:D

Plan to use what you can afford, or what you are comfortable working with. This isn't about materials or specs. It's about a cool final result. Making something special from nothing just adds to the cool factor sometimes.
-Paper mache, concrete, and plaster have all made their way into the MOTY competition.


...That having been said, I'm planning for plastic again. I've got too much of it.
Cheapskate 16th June 2013, 01:31 Quote
OK, I've got everything but the "back" drawn. There's always that one bit you can't do anything with.


What's the deadline again?
Waynio 16th June 2013, 15:19 Quote
Nice, I'll enjoy watching. :)
Combatus 16th June 2013, 17:08 Quote
Deadline is 14th July to submit your design. I'm just waiting for a digital calliper to arrive and I'll have a quick shoot round the sample I have here and post some measurements.
RedFlames 16th June 2013, 17:54 Quote
here are the product specs, the page linked to in the article is a bit lacking in detail... Page 46 has mounting hole measurements/spacing... but some pictures of the heatsink side of the board [with the heatsink on] wouldn't go amiss
confusis 16th June 2013, 22:29 Quote
Have submitted my entry :D
Gtek 17th June 2013, 00:29 Quote
Interesting thing this NUC, I think I'll give it a try :)
M_D_K 17th June 2013, 07:27 Quote
This looks like fun :) have a few ideas kicking around that would be perfect for this little board If I can find some time I'll throw in an entry :).
GuilleAcoustic 17th June 2013, 09:36 Quote
Too bad that you must have a previous mod already done to enter. I have a lot of ideas, but no previous work to show
Yaka 17th June 2013, 09:49 Quote
Ah rules me out then,

Also my nuc is on the blink. It's doing the 3 flashes that means men error. I knew I should have updated the bios which is meant to fix it
Combatus 17th June 2013, 10:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by GuilleAcoustic
Too bad that you must have a previous mod already done to enter. I have a lot of ideas, but no previous work to show

Unfortunately it's the best way to make sure people are able to make good on their designs and in the time scale we're looking at - we're essentially inviting proven modders to take part as Intel is clearly keen to see results . Not all competitions are like this though, our Raspberry Pi comp was open to everyone so we do try any cater for all modders! You know what to do though - get a project into your modding portfolio ;)
GuilleAcoustic 17th June 2013, 11:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by Combatus
Unfortunately it's the best way to make sure people are able to make good on their designs and in the time scale we're looking at - we're essentially inviting proven modders to take part as Intel is clearly keen to see results

Completly agree :)
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Originally Posted by Combatus
Not all competitions are like this though, our Raspberry Pi comp was open to everyone so we do try any cater for all modders!

Please do not remind me of this missed contest :D :(
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Originally Posted by Combatus
You know what to do though - get a project into your modding portfolio ;)

I did start an arcade stick 2 years ago ... http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=213065 ... and never finished it (even almost all of the pictures are no longer available)
M_D_K 17th June 2013, 11:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by Combatus
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Originally Posted by GuilleAcoustic
Too bad that you must have a previous mod already done to enter. I have a lot of ideas, but no previous work to show

Unfortunately it's the best way to make sure people are able to make good on their designs and in the time scale we're looking at - we're essentially inviting proven modders to take part as Intel is clearly keen to see results . Not all competitions are like this though, our Raspberry Pi comp was open to everyone so we do try any cater for all modders! You know what to do though - get a project into your modding portfolio ;)

My last complete mod was a fair while ago would this still quality me to enter?
Cheapskate 17th June 2013, 16:39 Quote
@Guille & Combatus -Could someone who really wants in crank out a nearly finished case instead of a sketch? (at the risk of building and not getting kit.)

-Seeing some promising names already.:D I'm bummed that Slipperyskip and Waynio have opted out, though.
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