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Tag: Casemod

Modder Upgrades Vintage Macintosh with iPad Mini Brains

Modder Upgrades Vintage Macintosh with iPad Mini Brains
Do you have an old Macintosh lying around gathering dust? While you might want to turn it into an aquarium, you could also update it to run a much more modern operating system. Modder Travis DeRose of Curiosityness shows us how he cracked open a Macintosh Plus and converted it into a permanent home for an iPad Mini.

This SNES Is Now a Nintendo Switch Dock

This SNES Is Now a Nintendo Switch Dock
The Nintendo Switch and its docking station are pretty good looking the way they come from the factory. But that hasn’t stopped people from wanting to customize their game systems to their own liking. If you’re into the look of classic Nintendo game systems, then you might want to build a Switch dock like this one, which a modder built into the case of an old Super Nintendo console.
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Gavin Belson Signature Edition Box 3 Gets Real

Gavin Belson Signature Edition Box 3 Gets Real
The HBO series Silicon Valley is one of my favorite comedies on TV. It’s a hilarious take on the software and hardware industries, and the crazy stuff that happens in pursuit of funding and customers. Among the show’s colorful characters is Gavin Belson, the egotistical CEO of Hooli – a corporate buffoon who epitomizes the Peter Principle.

Epic Life-size Iron Man Contains a Working PC

Epic Life-size Iron Man Contains a Working PC
I’ve seen some pretty amazing case mods over the years, but this life-size Iron Man PC might just be the most incredible PC build yet. Pro system builder Jengki Wmp of World Media Plus created this life-size sculpture of Iron Man in his Mk.

Coca-Cola PC Casemod: Have a CPU and a Smile

Coca-Cola PC Casemod: Have a CPU and a Smile
We used to feature lots of awesome PC casemods here on Technabob, but the rise of laptops and mobile devices has all but killed the desktop PC except for high-end gaming and professional workstations. So with that, the number and frequency of cool mods has decreased dramatically.

Beautiful Legend of Zelda-Themed Nintendo Switch

Beautiful Legend of Zelda-Themed Nintendo Switch
The folks over at MakoMod have created a super cool custom Nintendo Switch that looks like it came straight out of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It really looks that good. If you have played the game, you know that Link uses the Sheikah Slate to take pictures, look at maps, and see where he needs to go.

Custom Star Trek USS Dragon-1 PC: To Boldly Game

Custom Star Trek USS Dragon-1 PC: To Boldly Game
I like it when people cram powerful gaming hardware inside a cool and custom built computer case. Fans of PC gaming and Star Trek will want to lust after this custom gaming rig. It’s made to look like a shuttle from Star Trek: Voyager.

DIY Overwatch Bastion PC Could Use a Working Gatling Gun

DIY Overwatch Bastion PC Could Use a Working Gatling Gun
Blizzard has yet another hit with Overwatch, and fans have been creating all kinds of cool art based on the game. One of the coolest so far is this desktop computer that looks like Bastion, one of the most popular characters from the game.

BB-8 Xbox One Laptop: All-in-One Droid & Gaming System

BB-8 Xbox One Laptop: All-in-One Droid & Gaming System
Last year, console modder Ed Zarick showed off the aesthetic side of his customizing skills with an R2-D2-themed PS4 laptop. Now he’s back with another beautiful one-off, this time based on the new droid on the block.

Batmobile PC Case: Carputer

Batmobile PC Case: Carputer
Look at this beautiful Batmobile model. You may not believe it, but there is no room for Batman to sit in the driver’s seat, because there is a PC hiding inside of it. As a model of the new Batmobile it looks great, but it is so much more than it appears.

DIY Viking PC Case: Ragnar’s Revenge

DIY Viking PC Case: Ragnar’s Revenge
It’s that time of the year again. No, not Christmas, but Bit-tech’s annual awards for best casemod and custom case. They’ve got a lot of great entries this year and I don’t have a strong favorite.

DIY Fallout-inspired Tube Radio PC Casemod Plays More than Just Galaxy News

DIY Fallout-inspired Tube Radio PC Casemod Plays More than Just Galaxy News
Popular YouTube gamer Robbaz scratched his Fallout 4 itch by turning an 1940s GE Musaphonic 221 AM radio into a case for his new PC. He also made replicas of Fallout food items to complete his desktop setup.

Captain America Xbox One Laptop & Iron Man PS4 Laptop: Console War

Captain America Xbox One Laptop & Iron Man PS4 Laptop: Console War
Console laptop expert Ed Zarick keeps pushing his modding skills. His latest finished casemods are based on the upcoming Captain America: Civil War. One is a Captain America-themed Xbox One laptop and the other is an Iron Man-themed PlayStation 4 laptop.

Wood Kubb Mini PC: Interchangeable Form over Function

Wood Kubb Mini PC: Interchangeable Form over Function
Last July, we checked out Mike Schropp’s Micro LEGO computer. Here’s another custom made but more discreet mini PC. Made by French company Kubb, the Wood Kubb is a 4.9 cubic inch computer with swappable handmade wooden shells.

Raspberry Pi-based PDP-8/1 Replica: PiDP-8

Raspberry Pi-based PDP-8/1 Replica: PiDP-8
Released in 1965, the PDP-8 was the first successful commercial minicomputer, making it a coveted piece of computing history. In other words, it’s rare and expensive. So to celebrate the PDP-8’s 50th anniversary, Oscar aka Obsolescence Guaranteed opted to make an affordable replica using a Raspberry Pi and the SIMH emulator.

Redstone Block PC: Blood + Sweat + Tears

Redstone Block PC: Blood + Sweat + Tears
Redstone is a key component for making virtual computers in Minecraft. It’s also Spencer Kern’s key inspiration for his meticulously crafted mini ITX PC. Spencer built the 8.5″x 8.5″x 8.5″ case almost entirely out of acrylic.
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