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The "Restomod TV"
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Building an XBMC 12 Home Theatre PC
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The "Deco Box"
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The "C1541 Disk Drive ITX"
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The "Quiet Cubid"
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The "Moo Cow Moo"
July 02, 2004
The "Mini Mesh Box"
Full alphabetical archive on right hand side of page...
How to submit a Project to Mini-ITX.com
Posted on August 19, 2003
We've collected a large number of Mini-ITX Projects over the
past year, each taking a unique shape and approach - Robots, Toasters, Cuddly
Toys, Memorabilia, the list goes on. Anyone who submits a project is fully
credited, and goes on to internet fame and fortune. Probably.
But there's plenty more things left for everyone to
create and mutilate!
Here at Mini-ITX, we'll pretty much post anything - as long
as it's Mini-ITX based, and it's written up nicely in English. In fact we have
many projects waiting to go up right now, some in more completed states than
others. Each one can take several hours to put together - though in the right
format, they can take minutes. Our selection criteria is a combination
of several factors...
How to get your project to the front of the queue:
1. Send something new. Have we
got something like your project already? If we have, your version might need
something spicy to make it interesting! We do try to post
original projects. If your project is already posted
elsewhere (personal pages excluded), we may not post it (though we may link
to it from our news page if it is very interesting).
Other sites are of course welcome to link to your project page on our site.
If you are contacted by a magazine for inclusion (quite possible), please ask them to mention that this and other projects are online at www.mini-itx.com!
2. Take decent photos. Take a little
time to setup some lights around your project, or use daylight. Beg, borrow
a decent digital camera. Try to take several shots of the completed project
from its best side, to use on the front page. We prefer uncropped, unedited
photos in landscape format - ideally straight from the camera and at least
3. Document the construction process. Try
to take photos of the entire construction process. If you already built your
take the top off and show us how it was put together.
4. Write up
your project. There
is no "standard" format for a write-up, and we don't want to impose
any creative restrictions by giving one. Take a look around the site for examples
of what other people have done. Having said that, an introduction is always useful.
And you should have at least a sentence of text describing or referring to each picture in the project. If you have extra pictures of note, we can always make a gallery at the end of your project. If you want to write lots of text - go ahead! Use a spell checker. Try to write in sentences.
Be humourous. Other sections you could
have: a parts list; a software list; diagrams of any clever circuitry; a
conclusion. If you don't speak English (how are you reading this?) - ask somebody
to translate your project. Take your time on
the write-up - the less editing we need to do, the more likely your project
go up quickly.
5. Send your project to us in a friendly
should be a single directory containing the project images and an HTML/text
file of the write-up, zipped up and attached to a nice email. Don't worry
if the filesizes are large - we can
down, but we can't blow up small ones. Number each picture consecutively as you want it them
to appear in the project. Start at 01, e.g. pic01.jpg, pic02.jpg
... pic10.jpg - this helps us a lot! If you know HTML, create a single page (without any formatting)
picture in order, then add your text for each one, and include the remainder
of the write-up. Alternatively, create a simple text file for your write-up,
and put the filename of each image where you want it to appear. We will cut
and paste from these into our templates, so the easier the better.
Don't use MicroFudge Word!
6. Think of a nice name for your project.
We have limited space on the right hand side, so if you have a long name,
we'll make up a short version
to put there. Anything you like, as long as it isn't rude...
7. Send your details. Put your email address in your
write-up, along with the name of your project, your name, and where you come
from. People will be able to contact you through our feedback form. Email-collecting robots won't - you can use your real email address if you like.
8. Send Money. (This is method is GUARANTEED...)
Send your final project to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't be disheartened if we don't reply immediately. Our mailbox
gets full very quickly, we get distracted by shiny objects easily, and we can
several days to reply. Sometimes we forget completely! But if a project arrives
and we're not doing
often start work on it right away...