A Backblaze Storage Pod is a self-contained unit that puts storage online. It’s made up of a custom metal case with commodity hardware inside. Specifically, one pod contains one Intel Motherboard with four SATA cards plugged into it. The nine SATA cables run from the cards to nine port multiplier backplanes that each have five hard drives plugged directly into them (45 hard drives in total).
Another project I have been keeping an eye on – here:
This is a project to make a robotic 3D plastic extrusion printer that is capable of making the parts to make another robot to make parts to make another robot…. in other words it is a self replicating robot 🙂
But thats not all – it can make lots of other items