I didn’t realize how popular mini PC’s have gotten lately. Entire desktops with a Windows OS stuffed into a small case for a few hundred bucks, a bargain I would’ve jumped at a few times in the past.
Most cases are similar in shape and design to a Roku or Apple TV player, but seeing as they usually have ports on all 4 sides I was reminded of the Game Boy 4-player adapter, so I threw this concept together.
I’ve never used this Game Boy adapter before, but I was always fond of its design. I don’t think Nintendo has ever designed an ugly console or peripheral before. Well, maybe the original DS.
Nothing too fancy here, just an Nvidia GPU card that pays homage to Nintendo’s Super FX Chip, which debuted with Star Fox in 1993. Was that the first time gamers were sold a graphics upgrade? Possibly, but feel free to correct me in the comments.
I’m kind of a sucker for PC parts that are black with gold trim, so I just threw together my personal preference here. I’ve been wanting to design a GPU for years and years, and while this design is nothing earth-shattering, it is what I want in my desktop this instant.
This isn’t a geeky design at first glance however this Roku concept is inspired by Transformers, so it’s more than meets the eye one could say. No, it doesn’t transform, but do read on.
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Those aren’t cassette spindles, they are PC case fans which help keep your expensive hardware cool. It was that idea that launched my latest design: a PC tower case based on the infamous Decepticon, Soundwave. Consoles inferior, PC superior, the monotone robot would say.
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A wireless signal is as crucial as water or air for most geeks, so it seems fitting that this wireless router design styles itself as The Fifth Element, savior of high bandwidth speeds. If you’ve seen the film, this gadget should be pretty self-explanatory, if you haven’t seen the film you should remedy that immediately.
Basically a 4-antennae wireless router with LED lights perched atop each antennae. The antennae do swivel at the base, if needed. Seeing as most routers are on 24/7, the antennae lights should be turned on by-demand for a brief light show; or perhaps they only illuminate when you’re downloading or uploading data.
The Light Cycles are speakers, and the computer is built into the desk behind the illuminated TRON logo. But that’s not all! The main desk itself is a Recognizer vehicle.
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I recently came to the realization that my desk organizer is very boringsauce (pictured on the right here), so I started to brainstorm a fun alternative and came up with this Q*Bert design.
The block levels found in the old arcade game would be perfect for storage. I went with a 3-tier design for the mock-up above, so ideally a real organizer would also be available in 4 and 5 tier flavors for those who need a lot of storage.
As for Q*bert himself, he could be a flash drive, pencil sharpener (too weird?), stress toy, stapler, or whatever. As long as he’s included in some form, obviously.
This desk organizer is also a great place to affix Post-it notes (stored in the bottom middle there), because they’d blend in with the block shapes. I currently have post-its all over my computer monitor (I’m a disorganized weirdo), so I’d love to get one of these Q*Bert organizers for that reason alone.