Making a LAN cart ?

cerebrex

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Can you buy carts to put your PC and LCD on to cart around? Don't want to carry shit at quakecon for a 10th year in a row damnit! :)
 

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Can you buy carts to put your PC and LCD on to cart around? Don't want to carry shit at quakecon for a 10th year in a row damnit! :)

A couple of guys at MML made a station cart... I'll have to find pictures... it was pretty dang cool. Basically their entire setup is in the cart and they tip the cart on it's side and it turns to an instant gaming booth.
 

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A couple of guys at MML made a station cart... I'll have to find pictures... it was pretty dang cool. Basically their entire setup is in the cart and they tip the cart on it's side and it turns to an instant gaming booth.

I just want something I can stack my system on and lug around. I thought there was some cheap carts you could buy that worked, just wondering if anyone had an idea what did, and where you could get them?

In the previous years I was using a lightweight aluminum case that was air cooled, now I have a big heavy steel case that is water cooled, damn thing weighs over 100lbs, almost kills me to lift it and move it around.
 

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gank a walmart shopping cart, throw a blanket in it so it don't scratch the case. Then you gotta bolt a table to the top :)
 

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gank a walmart shopping cart, throw a blanket in it so it don't scratch the case. Then you gotta bolt a table to the top :)

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Those things are worth 500$ a pop.. I hate to be the voice of reason but it's people who do this (amongst others who take them and toss them in ditches) that drive up retail prices. The average big grocery store loses around 10-20 a week, that's almost 10k$ to replace shopping carts because ppl are too lazy to carry bags and leave the cart a few dozen blocks away.

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can you tell who's been working retail for the past few years? :(
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Don't forget a big UPS so you never have to turn the comp off. :p

Seriously:
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=4756120
just ditch the hose and put in a tray or basket to hold the rest of your gear. Or run the hose to the nearest faucet for extreme watercooling :D

This looks a little less rugged and may not handle big bumps:
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=3538668

You could always rent out the cart at quakecon - alot of people would probably want to use it (don't forget to spray paint your name on it!)
 

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Those things are worth 500$ a pop.. I hate to be the voice of reason but it's people who do this (amongst others who take them and toss them in ditches) that drive up retail prices. The average big grocery store loses around 10-20 a week, that's almost 10k$ to replace shopping carts because ppl are too lazy to carry bags and leave the cart a few dozen blocks away.

/rant
can you tell who's been working retail for the past few years? :(
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$500?!?!! somone needs to be introduced to outsourcing, lol.


I call shens. I can't see for the life of me how they are that godly expensive for the short life they live. Does somone hold a patent on them or something?
 

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[off-topic]
Those things are worth 500$ a pop.. I hate to be the voice of reason but it's people who do this (amongst others who take them and toss them in ditches) that drive up retail prices. The average big grocery store loses around 10-20 a week, that's almost 10k$ to replace shopping carts because ppl are too lazy to carry bags and leave the cart a few dozen blocks away.

/rant
can you tell who's been working retail for the past few years? :(
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I dont know about $500... me and some friends went "cart rolling" a few years back ... where you hold the cart outside your car window and run it up to speed (30-50mph) and into something. Someone called the authorities.. and after a small police chase, they caught us and the grocery store didn't even want to press charges, and we annihilated about 3 of them. For $1,500 in damages, I think they would have pressed charges.
 

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$500?!?!! somone needs to be introduced to outsourcing, lol.


I call shens. I can't see for the life of me how they are that godly expensive for the short life they live. Does somone hold a patent on them or something?

No but they're not made cheaply. If they were outsourced you'd be going to your car and have one of the wheels fall off or something under the weight load.

They can't be made that cheaply, little kids sit in them too, remember?
 

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No but they're not made cheaply. If they were outsourced you'd be going to your car and have one of the wheels fall off or something under the weight load.

They can't be made that cheaply, little kids sit in them too, remember?

I'll agree they are well made, and I'm sure they are expensive, but just the sheer volume that must be produced, they have to be on an automated manufacturing line.. I would expect them to be $80-100 tops, $500 seems ridiculous. They are just metal wire, 4 wheels, and 4 bearings with a piece of plastic for a handle and a chrome dip.
 

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$500?!?!! somone needs to be introduced to outsourcing, lol.


I call shens. I can't see for the life of me how they are that godly expensive for the short life they live. Does somone hold a patent on them or something?

I'm in canada, and Loblaws carts (where I work) are on the higher end of the buggy spectrum. The lower end ones are ~250-300$.
 

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Ah! plenty of options! What are the carts that I see everyone use which are kind of like a dolly, they had just 2 wheels and are made of chrome wire, people bungee their systems to them. I see them every year.
 

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I have a folding luggage cart made by Samsonite that I believe is rated for up to 150 lbs. and it has a built-in bungie cord for securing things.

Never thought of it for anything LAN related, but when I had to travel a lot for business or even just hauling my laptop bag and a big box of paperwork from the parking garage to the office, it was a godsend. :)
 

cerebrex

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I have a folding luggage cart made by Samsonite that I believe is rated for up to 150 lbs. and it has a built-in bungie cord for securing things.

Never thought of it for anything LAN related, but when I had to travel a lot for business or even just hauling my laptop bag and a big box of paperwork from the parking garage to the office, it was a godsend. :)

I just picked up the travelwise one in the link above, it's great. Glides real well and is rated to 200lbs... im sure thats 100lbs rated if it were a samsonite.. I dont think it could do 200 safely... looks nice though.
 

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These carts are fine, if not a little bland. Time for cart mods?

i think it might make more sense to make your own :). i'm make one that could support 350 pounds and mount my 37 inch to it :D

i'd make sure its weighted of course and near impossible to tip ;)
 

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i think it might make more sense to make your own :). i'm make one that could support 350 pounds and mount my 37 inch to it :D

i'd make sure its weighted of course and near impossible to tip ;)

I agree if it can be made of material easily obtainable and easy to work with. Build it to your own specs and needs. :)
 

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I figured I'd throw a trolling motor on the back of my cm stacker original, hook it up 4x4 and drive into the next LAN.. rofl
 

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[off-topic]
Those things are worth 500$ a pop.. I hate to be the voice of reason but it's people who do this (amongst others who take them and toss them in ditches) that drive up retail prices. The average big grocery store loses around 10-20 a week, that's almost 10k$ to replace shopping carts because ppl are too lazy to carry bags and leave the cart a few dozen blocks away.

/rant
can you tell who's been working retail for the past few years? :(
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Dude my grandma bought a cart from walmart to have at her house so she can use it to get from her car to her house because she's old. Manager gave it to her for 10 bucks.
 

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When you make/buy a cart, make sure the wheels are plenty big--especially at a big LAN, you don't want your cart to get stuck while trying to roll over someone's power cord.
 
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