I saw this pretty unusual custom rig over at VIA Arena (shhh…), a customised system including peripherals all based around a model of the USS Enterprise (no…not that USS Enterprise), complete with multiple aircraft and support vehicles. And the speaker system plays the US national anthem…
So, I was walking around a toy store waiting for my wife to finish looking at the Barbie toys one day (before anyone asks, yes, she is more than eight years old and I love the fact that she is still into toys) and I saw this cool looking toy of the aircraft carrier Enterprise. I looked closer at it, and thought that it might be big enough to hold one of those great Mini-ITX motherboards from VIA. Since the toy was only $19.99, I decided to get it.
Upon getting home, I ripped open the box and confirmed that the width of the toy at it’s largest area was a little over 17cm wide. The Mini-ITX would be a tight fit, but it would work. I could see it all now – runway lights, planes on the deck, control switches on the command center – it looked great. All that was left was the planning, cutting, building, painting, and tweaking.
Aircraft Carrier USS Enterprise Mini-ITX Case-Mod
Published in: Cases & Acc. on 2004-01-16