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MAKE pal Mark writes in -

This weekend I finished a project concerning one of my all time favourite machines. The SGI Indy and I made a diskless network MP3 player out of it. This marvelous little machine still has life left in it! *^_^* Can you believe these now 15 year old machines have a digital out? The sound quality is truly amazing and the machine itself is now (after some modifications, also in the link) dead quiet.

Now this is a project I wanted to do for a long time, I’m not sure how many people are going to try this though. Netbooting a machine from a BSD fileserver including a root filesystem on NFS isn’t everyone’s idea of a fun weekend project I guess :-)

I think it still is an enjoyable read even for people not having an Indy lying around, it’s also about having a second look at old stuff going to the garbage and such.

HOW TO – Use an Indy as a diskless network MP3 player – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.

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