A little while ago I finally made the decision that I would like to have a server at home and I was at first fascinated by the SheevaPlug, but many people complained that the powersupply of it would diewithin weeks, so I needed an alternative but I still didn’t want to use a regular computer because of several disadvantages;
It would be to loud
It would consume too much energy
It would be overkill for my purposes
The hardware is relatively expensive
But when I had a look on Ebay, I stumbled upon a Thin-Client, which is essentially a small, low power computer, that is used in companies as something like a next-generation terminal. Since it did only cost 50€ I thought I would just give it a try.
I recently build a little USB-SNES-Gamepad for my Android Tablet, because I didn’t like using the on screen controls of the emulators. It just wasn’t fun playing the games of my childhood without the original controller in my hands. Luckily my Tablet has a standard USB port with host capability and supports thumbdrives, keyboards and mice out-of-the-box. So I figuered I could easily put the controllerboard of a usb keyboard inside the spare original SNES gamepad i had liying around.