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The "Tortoise Beetle"
By Ran Diyer, Hong Kong
Posted on Dec 6th, 2006
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Introduction

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This is my "Tortoise Beetle" torrent server. I used a VIA EPIA 5000 board with 512MB SDRAM and a 30GB Notebook drive to save files, and run my active partition on a CF card. Inside is a SATA PCI card to attach an external hard disk, though I mainly transfer files by Ethernet.

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Construction

My tortoise found a shoe box. This gave me the idea.

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First of all, I created my design in CorelDraw.

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Then I built up a model using chipboard.

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I started to make a box to go inside the tortoise beetle. The R symbol will go on the top of the internal structure.

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Painting the plastic black.

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Cutting the back panel with a fretsaw.

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