Where is the Wall-PC now?

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The Man Cave

The Wall-PC no longer lives in my office, as I have found it better suited for other tasks in our new house. I run a network of software Squeezeboxes (home music servers) in my house and the Wall-PC made a perfect wifi Squeezeplayer in our new finished basement. The Wall-PC displays the current album art, title, etc. that’s playing via Pandora or my MP3 library while also having the ability to control the playback and volume in the basement and throughout the house. The Wall-PC is also frequently used to display live sports scores and Fantasy Football scoreboards during a game of 9 ball or cut-throat.

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I cut out a small square hole out of the drywall and ran the power ¬†and composite audio cables up the wall and across the ceiling to my audio receiver’s inputs. I had to use a wire hanger and a bit of patience to run the cables due to the fiberglass insulation behind the drywall. The power brick is now hidden flush inside the back of the frame. This was possible due to the extremely thin Sony Vaio AC adapter. The Wall-PC is controlled via a ATI Remote Wonder RF remote and a Logitech MX Revolution wireless mouse.

Although it can be a bit buggy at times, I highly recommend the Logitech Squeezebox software and hardware. It is compatible with almost every online music provider as well as your own libraries and allows you to sync your music throughout your entire house. It is also actively updated and continually supported, in fact there was just a major update that overhauled the whole UI on the software player, server and remote which made it even better! I will post additional details on my home wifi music setup in future posts.

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4 Comments

  1. Posted December 22, 2009 at 3:57 am | Permalink

    Hey Justin,

    Just poking around to see how the site is doing. I saw your wall PC made lifehackers top twenty five list. Hope all is well at So Fla Web and I will send you over some pictures of my rig when I get the chance. Hope all is well man and have a happy Holidays.

    –Toni

  2. Matt
    Posted December 31, 2009 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    Planing on doing the Wallpc this weekend. Hope everything goes as well as yours did.

  3. Posted January 21, 2010 at 6:44 am | Permalink

    Great recommendation for wall PC here…thinking of getting one…

  4. Ivan
    Posted March 3, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    Hey,

    Just wanted to say good job on the W-PC!

    Keep up the good work!

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