This new one is a 'New' used computer that was given to me by a friend. It's a Via C7-D 1.5ghz which interests me due to is low power consumption. I am wanting to build out a low power PC that can be used as a web browser, Skype & security system in the garage. I also want to hook up and arduino or three to control the solar hot air fan. Long term, I want to run this machine on solar panels.
I have a 8GB microSD card that my wife's cell phone hates. I tried to get things running off of that, but it seems too far gone. Next, was a CDROM drive which also worked poorly.
Last I tried my 8GB Cruzer thumb drive, which appears to be a success.
I am wanting to play with it some more, but it's late and the NyQuil is dragging me down.
I was working on some of my hand forged Settlers of Catan pieces on my UNiMAT mini lathe tonight. I mainly wanted to flatten the bottom of the pieces so they would sit flat on the board. I also tried to machine the roof of one just to see if I could do it.
I will be machining all the bottoms it looks like. I think I will leave the roofs alone. More work than it's worth. It takes longer to machine the bottoms than to forge the pieces – never mind machining the roof!