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    Proud to present: My MK908 TV-BOX

    Hey folks,

    I want to share my new Android TV-Box based on the MK908.

    First time I saw an Android TV-Stick like the MK908 I was happy about the very small dimensions. You can put it behind your TV and it's fine - that's what I thought.
    So what happens... I bought a 4-Port USB Hub, external USB-Sound-Card...
    And there was my problem - a lot of USB cables. It looks terrible.

    So I had a plan: I wanted to build my own TV-Box based on the MK908.

    My wish list were:

    - a small case
    - external wifi antenna
    - external sound output und input
    - a better power supply (5V 3A)
    - a multi card reader

    So folks, before I write about the "making-up" I will show you some pictures of the finished box:

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    Here is the part list:

    - Tronsmart MK908 - 69,03 €
    - Ethernet adapter - 3,35 €
    - USB Sound Card - 2,60 €
    - external W-LAN adapter - 4,95 €
    - Cardreader - 4,95 €
    - mini HDMI to HDMI-adapter - 3,50 €
    - power supply 5V 3A - 12,95 €
    - power switch - 0,30 €
    - fan Sunon 40x40x10 5V - 6,09 €
    - mini ITX case - 9,99 € (shipping cost 5,15 €)
    - 4-Port USB Hub with digital clock - 5,06 €
    - LogiLink 4-Port Hub - 9,83 €
    - wifi mouse - 11,00 €
    - round switch for power up the card reader 2,49 €

    total costs: 151,24 €

    The making-up

    1. I put the components on a paper base plate in the case

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    2. I machined the case to make the chamber for the cardreader

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    3. I made the back board with the holes for the HDMI cable, the sound in/out, ethernet jack and the wifi-antenna

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    4. Soldering the wifi-antenna to the MK908

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    5. I disassembled the USB design clock and put it in the case


    The cool thing is: The LCD-Display is lighted by a RGB-LED (it changes the color - very nice)

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    6. Here you can see the mounted and painted base plate and the USB-HUB-CLOCK

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    7. Here you can see the power switch, the cooling fan and the power connector


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    8. Power switch for the cardreader

    I had to cut off the power cable for the cradreader because android has a problem with the cardreaders with no cards inside (that means: power off, insert sdcard, power on - i don't now why).

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    9. All parts on place

    left picture:

    - power supply
    - MK908 with HDMI adapter
    - USB-Sound-Card

    middle picture:

    - 4-Port ACTIVE LogiLink USB Hub
    - USB to Etherner adapter

    right picture:

    - all parts on place

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    So thats all. My MK908 TV-BOX.

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    Steffen

    #2
    Great Idea, Great Work!
    "Talk is cheap. Show me the code." - Torvalds, Linus

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      #3
      As an experiment, this is great. I love your work, and I have to admin you gave me some ideas. But when you sum all costs, I think its better to buy a Minix Neo X7 (probably the best Android box on the market right now) than buy and make the box myself. Anyway, great work nevertheless!!!

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        #4
        very nice...can you provide to us some links from where did you bought the parts?
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        The Best Tutorial Site!!!

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          #5
          Wow amazing work!!! Very nice casing and lots of space...

          I did a similar very compact TV box a few months ago... This is the link to mine:
          http://www.freaktab.com/showthread.p...-into-a-TV-box

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            #6
            congratulations it looks perfect!
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              #7
              nice work

              Originally posted by ionutzica View Post
              very nice...can you provide to us some links from where did you bought the parts?
              like ionut said ... please gimme some links .. specially for the case as i can find the rest in google
              but the case is not that easy to locate any one selling that case

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                #8
                Originally posted by big-oinker View Post
                like ionut said ... please gimme some links .. specially for the case as i can find the rest in google
                but the case is not that easy to locate any one selling that case
                Here ist the link for the case:

                Name: MINI-ITX 3877-FSC
                ****: http://www.****.de/itm/METALL-GEHAUS...item48535f06e2
                Shop: http://www.aaaa-electronic.de/produc...pprbs7r2tiu970

                Steffen

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                  #9
                  thank you kindly

                  Originally posted by sgei View Post
                  Here ist the link for the case:

                  Name: MINI-ITX 3877-FSC
                  ****: http://www.****.de/itm/METALL-GEHAUS...item48535f06e2
                  Shop: http://www.aaaa-electronic.de/produc...pprbs7r2tiu970

                  Steffen

                  like title says

                  thank you

                  and its on **** in germany ... no wonder i couldent find it on the us or uk site
                  Last edited by big-oinker; 09-04-2013, 00:24. Reason: fixed spelling error

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                    #10
                    funny thing(k) !!!!
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