This page basically just shows photos and some info on items not covered on the Neon MP3 page.
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These 2 shot shows the TAPR compact flash card adapter connected to the IDE controller. The card holds a stripped down version of RedHat Linux. I did this as an experiment. Worked out well and booted fine in the 2 test machines I used. When I got it hooked up to the MES-N board it refused to boot off it. Letters to Asus went unanswered and it is currently booting of a floppy. Something I don't appreciate and to me kinda wrecked the project. Once the kernel gets loaded it flies and it's wierd cause there is no hard drive noise :)
Here you can see the bubble wrap I keep around the flashcard setup while its stuffed in the case. I usually tuck in in under the ethernet adapter for safe keeping.
Here's a few shots of the case opened up. Under the front section is were the hard drive holding the MP3's is located.
Something I'd like to point out is how I got power to the display unit since this motherboard has the serial ports right on the board, as most systems do now. What I used here was an X10 Firecraker module that had gone bad. Basically it's a small case with a male 9 pin on one side and a female on the other. I wired it so all the connections passed through except for the power. I ran that out a hole in the case and attached it to the outside only where the controller connects. worked good. There is also an insulated fuse holder inside the system.
Also you can see the output for the sound. I just plug in a stereo mini phono-2-stereo RCA adapter.