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VCR PC with tape idea!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am currently moving house, And  i found an old VCR and had a pretty cool idea! Take all the parts out of it EXCEPT the tape loader build a pc into it... And then to turn the PC on you put in a VHS tape and thats the power button good idea or not? Would love opinions!

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The tape mechanism takes about 70-80% of the internal space so you could maybe fit a Raspberry Pi there.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Zagna said:

The tape mechanism takes about 70-80% of the internal space so you could maybe fit a Raspberry Pi there.

Oh really keep in mind i have a big VCR its the size of a dual recording one but without the recording bit

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5 minutes ago, DiamondFire said:

Oh really keep in mind i have a big VCR its the size of a dual recording one but without the recording bit

If you have the skills for it, I say go for it, could be an amusing build


So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Radium_Angel said:

If you have the skills for it, I say go for it, could be an amusing build

Real question is where would i put the fans

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1 hour ago, DiamondFire said:

I am currently moving house, And  i found an old VCR and had a pretty cool idea! Take all the parts out of it EXCEPT the tape loader build a pc into it... And then to turn the PC on you put in a VHS tape and thats the power button good idea or not? Would love opinions!

Sounds possible as said given enough space. You could probably put in some raised feet and cut fan holes out the bottom and back of the unit. 

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1 hour ago, DiamondFire said:

Real question is where would i put the fans

Post a pic of thing thing, let's see what you/we have to work with


So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

Post a pic of thing thing, let's see what you/we have to work with

I shall in a day or 2 

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