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Teardown: Deconstructing Valve's Steam Machine

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12/27/2013  
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WB
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Re: Intelligent Power ...
WB   12/30/2013 11:34:14 AM
That board has 3 switches and 12 LEDs - I think a small micro is a reasonable approach to handling that...

 

I also noticed that whoever called out the colors on the connectors must be colorblind - every one of them was wrong...

brhans
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Intelligent Power ...
brhans   12/30/2013 9:08:51 AM
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I do wonder a bit why the power button needs an ARM Cortex-M0 ... Seems like taking the "intelligent power" idea a bit far :P

 

j-allen
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Steam Machine?
j-allen   12/30/2013 9:06:09 AM
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Gotta admit you sure suckered me.  I thought I was going to see a literal steam machine--a Rankine Cycle engine, perhaps designed to run on biofuel or concentrated solar.  Iam sure the world really needs one more brand of game box to keep our little minds occupied so they don't wander off into solving the serious problems. 


Still, Happy New Year to you all. 

Greg M. Jung
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Cooling System
Greg M. Jung   12/29/2013 4:40:28 PM
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Really liked the heatsink design for the cooling system.  Looks like a significant amount of engineering went into this design.

notarboca
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USB OS Recovery
notarboca   12/28/2013 6:16:43 PM
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Very thoughtful, as the slideshow said, and great for people who really like digging into OS.  If something goes wrong, simply boot the USB and you are back to out of box condition.

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