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    Library suite / ICT room

    People here will have IT rooms which are used across the board - not dedicated to just IT lessons - and I'm wondering if anyone would be willing to share any pictures? I'm looking to get some ideas and it'd be great to see how others are maximising the use of limited space.

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    Library suite / ICT room-img_3612.jpg

    We wall mounted the monitors and build a bracket for the pc to place under the desk

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    We've just done similar with one of our rooms, although primarily a computer room space was an issue. Monitors are on the desk but the machines are underneath behind kickboards (plenty of ventilation - they're core i5's) with a £7 desk mount USB hub with speaker/mic passthroughs and card reader that fits into those desk holes. Wake on lan, although as that's not always reliable we'll probably put PS2 keyboards in so those can wake them up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    We've just done similar with one of our rooms, although primarily a computer room space was an issue. Monitors are on the desk but the machines are underneath behind kickboards (plenty of ventilation - they're core i5's) with a £7 desk mount USB hub with speaker/mic passthroughs and card reader that fits into those desk holes. Wake on lan, although as that's not always reliable we'll probably put PS2 keyboards in so those can wake them up.
    Do you have any images?

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    Not yet, will try and grab some. These are the hub things anyway (although a bit more expensive than what we have, exctly the same thing)

    Ekit Mdhek Multi Desk Hub With 3 Usb Ports, Audio Ports and Card Readers: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

    The kickboards were made by our DT department and look very smart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwestlake View Post
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    We wall mounted the monitors and build a bracket for the pc to place under the desk
    You a picture of the underside please. I like that

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    You a picture of the underside please. I like that
    il take one at lunch and upload it.. also il go to our art suits and take one of their too

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Not yet, will try and grab some. These are the hub things anyway (although a bit more expensive than what we have, exctly the same thing)

    Ekit Mdhek Multi Desk Hub With 3 Usb Ports, Audio Ports and Card Readers: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

    The kickboards were made by our DT department and look very smart.
    Never seen those before, they're very cool

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    They do look pretty good. Thanks for everyones input so far.

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    Library suite / ICT room-img_5873.jpg

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    Forgot to mention about that its a shame with the chewing gum from the pesky kids -.-
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwestlake View Post
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    Forgot to mention about that its a shame with the chewing gum from the pesky kids -.-
    How much did the fancy desks cost? So simple and i like it

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    their quite expensive, but the only real problem you get with them is the keyboard and mice cables can become trapped and cut, and the tables are REALLY heavy...

    We got them from Abbey (Abbey Business Equipment) give them a ring and they can let you know as I cant remember
    Last edited by bwestlake; 6th December 2012 at 04:47 PM.

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    Alternative off the shelf solution

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    we got our dt technician to build them for a couple of quid each..
    and ours are slimline cases so that bracket they would move a rather lot. our pervious built ones are snug in them so the students are unable to move them or knock them out ect...



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