Check out this clever case mod by moder Thomas Kisner, which he built for his son.
Thomas used two Lego Star Wars Imperial Landing craft sets to build the case, inside there is an Intel D201GLY2 Mini ITX Motherboard, 1GB of Ram and a 60GB 2.5 inch Sata HDD.
One day I was poking around looking for possibilities for a new Mythtv frontend machine for our bedroom. I was specifically investigating using a Mini-ITX board made by VIA. While poking around for information, I came across a new cheap Mini-ITX board made by Intel – the D201GLY2. After some checking it looked like it would not really be feasible for my plan for a Mythtv Frontend due to the speed probably being under what is required for High Definition and the build in video too week to use for HD even if it had XvMC acceleration available like the VIA does.
However, I was also looking to build a 1st computer for my 9 month old son William. I knew I wanted something “kiddie” and unique to do a case mod for, and this board looked like it would be excellent for Windows XP and children’s games rarely need much in the manner of graphics capabilities so this looked like a good start.
This is a great Mod, I am sure Thomas’s son will love this as his first PC.Filed Under: Cool Mods