Build or Remix a Mini Computer

Use your understanding of hardware and software to build a small computer, or build a computer into something unexpected. 

You will need to procure the necessary hardware and software, which means you'll either have to find components, or raise the money to buy them. 

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How would you procure the components needed to make these? Do you need to make, buy, or build something new? Perform a competitive analysis of the different options. Which of these offers the best performance, usability, or value? 

Brainstorm creative concepts to make your computer unique. Could you build a computer that looks nothing like what you have on your desk? What problem could you solve with a mini computer? Where could you put a computer like this?