casemods

  • Casemod like an Egyptian

    We see so many corporate-looking casemods, overlit casemods, and steampunk casemods that the whole idea is starting to wear on us, but this sort of thing is a breath of fresh air. Blissfully untainted by such things as smirking game protagonists, external tubing, or flashing LEDs, this one is just… well, Egyptian. If you were a gamer and a pharaoh, this is what you’d be rocking. Read More

  • Now people are turning busted gaming consoles into casemods. That's just crazy talk!

    Sure, they’re not as useful as some purpose-made cases, but these case mods are pretty cool. If your favorite gaming console bites the dust, you too could turn it into a PC with a little wire, glue, solder, duct tape and nerves of steel. My fave by far is the Game Boy hack, because using the screen for the fan input is just awesome. When someone figures out how to casemod my Blackout… Read More

  • NES mod puts NES into NES cartridge

    This is one of the most fun casemods I’ve ever seen. Someone — apparently a Frenchman — was able to cram all the guts of an NES clone into a Super Mario Brothers cartridge shell. It’s got a slot on the top for actual game cartridges, two NES controller ports, and external power button and LED. It even has standard AV outs so you don’t need to use that pesky cable… Read More

  • Russian beer brewery case mod

    I’m not quite sure where the beer goes in here, but this is apparently a steampunk casemod that allows you to brew beer AND play UT3 using the same device. For extra fun, read the comments at the bottom featuring a brewery war between the US and Europe. Personal Computer into Brewery [EnglishRussia via Make] Read More

  • Casemod Coolness: Atari Laptop

    While I’m of the mind that most casemods are a waste of time and money, every once in awhile someone comes up with something that gets my attention, like this Atari 600XL laptop made by a clever German modder. It looks like an official product (he’s calling his the 1500XL), but it’s in fact a 600XL crammed into a convenient enclosure with an LCD. Not the most useful things in… Read More

  • Big, awesome, portable SNES casemod

    If you’re still unsure of what to get the teen child of that giant who lives at the top of the beanstalk in your backyard for Xmas, you might want to try getting craft and make him something, like this dope SNES casemod. Using an LCD screen and an SNES, a cool but nameless engineer built this case out of wood, and made what amounts to a large GameBoy advance, kinda. It’s portable, in… Read More

  • Guitar + Laptop = Badass casemod

    Your guitar is old and busted. Do you repaint it? Get a new guitar? Or figure out a way to cram your old laptop into it, making a guitar with an ever-changing face? If you’re a true nerd, you don’t even have to ask the question. This is considered a case mod, we guess, but we call it a guitar mod; since it’s still a usable guitar, and not so much a laptop, it’s a… Read More

  • Newspaper Box Casemod is Cool, Useful

    Casemods come and casemods go, and I can’t usually give a damn about them. Sure, they’re neat, your computer is really made of Legos. Awesome. But sometimes I come across one that’s neat and functional, and that gets my attention. Check out this flickr set by user stwalker, who took a discarded newspaper box, a 17-inch LCD, a Mac Mini, and a little AppleScript, put it all… Read More

  • Scorched Earth Rock Mod

    The boys over at bit-tech.net got their hands on an Extreme 64 power notebook from Rock. In honor of Halloween, the case was modded to feature skulls on a rock-looking background. It came out looking surprisingly cool, but the final product added another 2-pounds to a system that already weighs over 10. Crazy. Anyway, you can follow the link below for a full gallery. Scorched Earth [bit-tech.net] Read More

  • The Temple of Nod Mod

    I don’t know what’s weirder: the fact that some of you geeks spend hours modding the cases of PCs that will be obsolete in 18 months, or that there isn’t a reality TV show on Bravo dedicated to it yet. Some case mods are just insane, and this, of the Temple of Nod from Command and Conquer, really is impressive. I tried my hand at model making about twenty years ago. It was… Read More