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.
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.
Sony released the PlayStation Classic last fall, and it hasn’t really sold all that well, being marked down as much as 70% or given away for free as a promotional item. The system is marred by a few problems: half the games are the PAL versions (they run slower in NTSC regions), no analog controls, and the included games aren’t all that great.
I believe Sony could right the ship and release a peripheral add-on that could fix this system, and that involves taking a cue from modders: all you need is a USB flash drive.
Continue reading ➞ Fixing The PlayStation Classic
Here is a TV stand for displaying game consoles behind glass doors. In my experience, glass doors are often a hindrance for accessing electronics, so I wanted a system where I can stow these doors on demand. This is ideal for an enclosed display case that is also completely accessible when needed.
Inspired by convertible automobiles, the glass doors stow on the fly. They piggyback onto side drawers (used for controllers and games) for the sliding/stowing mechanism. Now there’s no glass in the way of gaming.
Continue reading ➞ TV Stand For Game Consoles
Those fancy 3D TVs are pretty much extinct nowadays, but I think there could be a new and fun way to apply the idea, no glasses needed. However this would strictly be for retro gaming, covering most systems from the 80’s and 90’s. This wouldn’t be ideal for watching Avatar.
Continue reading ➞ 3D TV For Retro Gaming
I was watching a recent video from YouTuber JANGBRICKS, where he was trying to devise a way to get his LEGO cars to move about his LEGO city (5:36 mark), and I think there is a pretty cool solution to his problem but it would require a lot of help from a company called Anki.
Continue reading ➞ Motorized Self-Driving Cars For LEGO
Heads Up Displays have been commonplace in cars for a few decades now, where they project useful information onto the windshield for drivers to see. Well now I feel this tech could be used for in-home applications, specifically alarm clocks.
The reason for this is to drastically reduce the bright light that most digital alarm clocks emit, which can be annoying for many people trying to sleep. With a HUD display, the light is projected upwards onto glass, resulting in a clear but not too overpowering display.
This configuration is similar to a car’s HUD, the tinted glass is tilted like a windshield. I added a large canopy above the display to trap the light. This canopy also serves as a huge ‘snooze’ button as well, because we could all use one of those.
The glass would be tinted in a dark color so the time can be seen during the day as well, I just went with a light blue for presentation purposes here. The back might also need to be enclosed too.