iTunes Bluetooth Speaker

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Apple is currently in the middle of killing iTunes, thought I’d commemorate this grim occasion by putting together a Bluetooth speaker design. I felt reincarnating iTunes in the form of a jukebox would be appropriate.

Microsoft Clippy Floating Pen

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Microsoft is a relatively unknown company, and they need lots of help raising brand awareness. So I designed this promotional item to help get the word out! This is one of those ‘floating pens’ which contain a sliding image that moves up and down the pen. See it in action after the jump.

Windows XP NUC PC Design

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NUCs are a popular line of mini PC’s (not to be confused with Nucks, which is the nickname of a terrible hockey team), and I thought I’d make one look like the shutdown prompt from Windows XP, of all things.

Truth is, I thought about including some of these design cues in the previous post, even a Start button from the taskbar would be thrown in. Decided to nix the idea, because I was already trying to convey so much information. In the end, I think it works great as this PC case design.

If you Google NUCs you will notice a sea of grey boxes. I think there’s room for a more colorful and lively design like the one above, if you ask me.

Space Cadet Pinball Handheld Device

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This is handheld gaming device in the same vein as that Oregon Trail handheld that came out a few years ago. It features a 16:9 LCD screen, making this device the size of a small smartphone. It is held like a Game Boy, featuring 2 buttons on the front to control the paddles, and an analog nub in the middle to control the pinball shooter/plunger.

Bank Vault CPU Fan Mount

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Not sure if this actually exists, but I would like CPU fan mounts to be able to swing open like a bank vault door. Just twist a couple of levers and swing the fan out of the way. It would make life easier for replacing thermal paste/liquid metal, or accessing the CPU in a pinch.

There is a power cable that runs from the fan to the motherboard, worst case scenario is that would need to be unplugged when opening this up. I’m not familiar with water-cooling setups, this may be applicable to those.

Supercar Laptop

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This was just a design experiment, to fuse some of my favorite things about Supercars into a laptop. There is a carbon fiber finish, some chrome accents, and a power button that looks like the Engine Start button from a Ferrari.

I was tempted to go overboard and add some gauges to display CPU temp, battery power, and FPS; but that was a bit too cheesy, even for me.