X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Lunchbox Linux Firewall Keeps Network, Bologna Secure

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

The other day, I came across this Cold war-era Geiger Counter PC casemod, and passed along the erroneous notion that it was created by some Russian modder. In fact, it was built by a guy named Andy over at widefault, right here in the good old US of A. While I was over checking out the build log for Andy’s Fallout Meter PC, I happened upon another one of his creations and thought it was worthy of a mention.

Lunchbox Firewall Casemod by Widefault

Widefault happens to spend his days working near a Goodwill thrift store, and happened upon this plastic lunchbox when he was trolling the aisles one day. He thought to himself – what better use for this thing than to house a firewall for his network? With a little X-Acto knife work, Widefault transformed the lunchbox into a quick-and-easy computer.

Lunchbox Firewall Inside

Since it didn’t need to be all that powerful to run the GNU/Linux-based Smoothwall firewall app, the lunchbox packs a compact Via C3 motherboard, along with a low-voltage power supply and an inexpensive 4GB Compact Flash memory card for storage. All told, the entire project cost under $100 bucks.

Lunchbox Firewall Ports

While a 2007 Hot Wheels lunchbox isn’t exactly a rare retro artifact, it certainly could have carried some kid’s PB & J and Juicy Juice for at least one semester before meeting its maker.

[Read Complete Worklog]

Hot Deals in the Technabob Shop:



Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Comments (1):

  1. Dan says:

    That is fantastic … I love finding out about these mods. I’ve made one myself using smoothwall and some random parts and stuck it in an old card game tin – check out the blog for details :)

More from Awesomer Media...

My Car Plays Light Jazz

My Car Plays Light Jazz

What if Everyone Lived in One City?

What if Everyone Lived in One City?

2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Heads to Paris

2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Heads to Paris

Fastest Holden HSV Ever to be Called the GTS-R W1

Fastest Holden HSV Ever to be Called the GTS-R W1

The Best Part of Waking up Is a Gorn Fight on Your Cup

The Best Part of Waking up Is a Gorn Fight on Your Cup

Artist Pits Batman vs. Boba Fett

Artist Pits Batman vs. Boba Fett

Advertisement