Kiosk Computer Setup

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Kris donated an old computer Kiosk machine that has a touch screen in it. Currently the CPU fan is dead and its working condition is not entirely known.

People involved with this project

  • Paul
  • Kris
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Goal of the Project

The goal of this project is to restore the machine to fully operational condition and install it in the space as an internet connected terminal with information about the space.

What needs to be done

  • The CPU fan is currently dead.
    • PlayerTwo has a replacement 40mm fan, however the fan is much thicker than the old fan to the point that it touches the outer part of the case. A hole will need to be cut to allow it to pull in outside air, or we need to find a thinner fan.
    • A method for attaching the new CPU fan to the CPU heatsink needs to be devised.
  • Clean OS needs to be installed on it.
  • Drivers found for the touchscreen.

Currently on the ToDo List

  • Bring 1-5/8 Hole saw into the Hive and its mandrill bit.
  • Find some material to put over hole after it is cut to prevent fingers // dust // etc.. from poking into the fan.
    • Screen window material?
      • Its easy to find, and should be relatively easy to attach with epoxy or somesuch.

Work Log

This is a living log of work that has been completed on the machine.

Bought a hole saw

Because I like purchasing new toys, I bought a 1-5/8 inch hole saw at Home Depot. This should be the right size to cut an air vent over where the CPU fan is going to be.

The hole saw requires a mandrill bit for it to work, I believe I have the correct sized one at my house, but will need to double check to be sure.

I still need to find some kind of material to put over the hole after it is cut, I am thinking that maybe some screen window material will work. Which then leads to the question of how am I going to secure the screen window material material to the inside of the case door?

- Updated added by Paul