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The Scooterputer: The Casemod That Actually Drives

by Paul Strauss

I’ve featured a casemod or two that looked like a vehicle before, and even an R/C car computer that could drive, but never before have I seen a functional PC that could actually transport a human driver.

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Sure, the Scooterputer isn’t the prettiest looking rig, but you’ve gotta hand it to the guy who built it for making the thing actually driveable.

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Stephen Popa built the Scooterputer using a Thermaltake Element V case, with a water-cooled P4 E8400 Core2Due under the hood. Popa had to extend the scooter’s platform by nearly a foot to accommodate the computer and to give himself enough room to sit while riding it. Here’s a video of the Scooterputer in action:

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Not bad, eh? Although Stephen doesn’t go so far as to show how well the thing plays Crysis. I think the most impressive thing is that he managed to conceal the scooter’s rather large 24-volt battery inside the PC case itself. I guess it’s a good thing that he can’t actually play games while he’s driving down the street.

[via Device Nation via Geekosystem]




Comments (4):

  1. Manu says:

    A simple question… what’s the pc case for? :)) It makes no sense.

    • Black ICE says:

      Casemod Redneck style! :D It makes no sense at all and it does not look good. If you have no ideas then just bolt a PC Case on something unusual…

  2. merch says:

    Thats bad ass, Black ice is an idiot

  3. merch says:

    Black ice probably has no balls, I hope noone listens to black ice or you will probably be as big of a loser as he is..

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