Project DM

Status: v.1 Complete

This project was completed in just two weeks using off the shelf components from a variety of manufacturers. The goal was to create what a HTPC should be, something that was extremely easy to use with a 10-foot UI. This means NO mouse or full-size keyboard.

The device can be turned on/off and controlled using an iPhone or an iPod Touch. It currently runs a custom build of Windows Embedded Standard 7. Future versions will drop Windows and I will focus on custom builds of Linux. The purpose of this project is to create an easy to use 10-foot UI but is also customizable for technical users such as myself. I also plan to design and build an enclosure made entirely out of aluminum through CNC machine processes.

HTPC Media Streamer Storage
Project DM device Monthly energy costs for 24/7 operation @ 10.7¢ per kWh: $1.93 Custom cooling solution utilizing all three vent holes Stainless Steel illuminated power button Total Cost ~ $220 Custom hard drive mounting to minimized noise and vibration Running XBMC with Aeon skin. XBMC running on Windows Embedded Standard 7
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Project DM device
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  • Dual Core Atom 330 overclocked to 2GHz, 4GB RAM, 1.2TB Storage
  • 24/7/365 Media Server with a power requirement of only 25 watts!
  • Fully networked (WiFi/Wired) and controlled from any remote location.
  • Play any video and audio format: MKV, MP4, FLAC, AVI, XVID, VC1, x264, H.264/AVC, etc.
  • Full 1080P HDMI video output.
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