link to project description - buildrepair.pbwiki.com/WoodenComputer
The box really is optional. Hook up a bunch of parts and turn it on. The cpu case below the monitor is just holding the monitor up. On the screen you can see Ubuntu loading, proving that it can be a happy computer. All the parts are strewn around the table. Very funny. Too bad the class only meets for 70 minutes 3 or 4 times a week.