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    Plexi case and faraday cage

    Plexiglass case seems to be the cheapest, easiest way to build a custom case. But with all the antennas and such, don't want to be leaking alot of EMI around the interior. So. Faraday cage it is. thinking of wrapping small gauge chicken wire, like what you use to keep the rabbits from eating your plants, around the case either internally or externally.

    I guess I could squash the chicken wire between 2 sheets of thin plexi and seal together with some clear acrylic glue.. OR a layer of tinfoil between the plexi layers. Question: would this even be beneficial? ie would it block emi? I don't have any frequency counters to check.

    case location is under a seat, so looks aren't that big a deal.

    besides helping with the question above, 2nd paragraph, here's more info on faraday cages if you're just searching...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faraday_cage
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    ???? why are you so worried about EMI from your PC?

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    I was worried about it so I built mine out of 1.2mm aluminium. However, I think the worst case of EMI in the car will be the Car PC... So it won't make any difference IMHO. Plus side is the aluminium is a great heatsink!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Monkey
    ???? why are you so worried about EMI from your PC?
    I agree. What could possibly be damaged?

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    I worry about EMI around where I sleep. But in my car i am surrounded by all kinds of ****. are you worried about getting prostate cancer from it being uder your seat? If you are put a 2mm thick sheet of alloy between the PC and you or wear foil underpants!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Monkey
    I worry about EMI around where I sleep. But in my car i am surrounded by all kinds of ****. are you worried about getting prostate cancer from it being uder your seat? If you are put a 2mm thick sheet of alloy between the PC and you or wear foil underpants!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Monkey
    I worry about EMI around where I sleep. But in my car i am surrounded by all kinds of ****. are you worried about getting prostate cancer from it being uder your seat? If you are put a 2mm thick sheet of alloy between the PC and you or wear foil underpants!
    Where can I get those underpants? It would match my hat. You know the goverment can read my mind without it.
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    I always find this a useful carpc enhancement
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    Quote Originally Posted by rustyboxx
    I always find this a useful carpc enhancement
    My hat is better than that. It looks like they just rolled some foil around his head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidder View Post
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    I cant see the pic

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