IKEA Lack PC

PC-in-a-shelf

  • Stack: Mini-ITX, Debian, PHP, MySQL, Perl, Bash
  • Year: 2004

Mini-ITX was a small form factor (17x17cm) PC motherboard that I wrote an article about in the Datormagazin periodical. I soon got hooked and started embedding these in various random artifacts: IKEA furniture, an Indian cupboard, a broken PS2 casing etc. My first IKEA Lack PC was exhibited at the National Museum of Science and Technology, in an exhibition about modified computers, where it received the prize for the best item on display.

Similar to the IcqMP3 project, I installed a LAMP server setup on the Lack PC, letting other people decide which of my MP3 files I should listen to.