The following is a collaborative work between myself and my buddy (Deadly Dragon). This is a scratch mod meaning the case will not use any major parts from an existing case. This is our first time attempting a mod of this magnitude and would love to hear any critique and/or suggestions that people may have. We would also like to let everyone know that we are both active college students and therefor may only have the time and/or money >.< to update this work log once a month or so.
This mod is based off a prop in Stargate Atlantis. The prop is the DHD located in the ancient city of Atlantis. This device is used in the movie to dial the Stargate. We plan on making this as a 1/1 scale replica with a computer inside. There will be slight modifications to it for detail and computer paraphernalia. We also plan on having all 37 buttons on the DHD be operational. They will light up when pressed and will also input into the system as keystrokes from a secondary keyboard so you will be able to log in to your system by "Dialing the Gate".
Not sure yet. This case is all about the exterior look and feel. The internals are planned to be top of the line once we get there but we won't be doing any fancy overclocking or water cooling.
All of the following photos and more will be here in this album and will be updated before the worklog is.
The Team (See Below)
The Inspiration (See Below)
The Concept and design (See Below)
Materials (More Coming soon)
Cumulative update 8/20/2008 - 2/11/2009 (Coming Soon)
Deadly Dragon - Drafter, "Numbers Guy", Computer Guru, Law Enforcement Major
Alien - Computer Guru, Fiber Glass Man, "Geek", Motion Pictures and Television Major
Fishmeal - Photographer, "Extra Hands Man" >.>
The Concept and Design:
Early concepts that turned out to be to small.
Top Piece with Keypad
Assembled, multiple angles
Space management for computer components
Cardboard mock up
Completed mock up