Having been practically raised on arcade and console video games I've
wanted to build a MAME system for a really long time. I would
have preferred building a full sized stand up arcade machine, but I'm
severely space limited and there's no room for one in my home... on
the plus side this machine is totally portable.
originally planned on building a stand up style arcade machine, but
early into the project build I decided that the parts I had on hand
were better suited for a
small and modular living room entertainment PC to connect to my 46" 1080P LCD TV.
Originally titled "Hell's
HellRaiser sequel mod took almost a year and a half to design and create, had I known starting out that it
would take so long I probably wouldn't have done it at
all - on the plus side I learned a lot during the build and it turned
out great, so I figure it all evens out. The plan was to entirely conceal
the computer through the inclusion of a cool illusion section inside a scratch
built eight inch cube case... a
worthy follow-up mod that runs silent, has two built in displays and wireless
remote controlled internal lighting.
Cenobite PC (2005)
After MOBY2 I was ready to try
making a computer into something different, the HellRaiser Cenobite PC
sculpture is as different as things get. I did not want to base
the design on any of the existing HellRaiser characters and instead
sketched out a design of what I imagined a case modder turned cenobite
would look like. The machine is completely water-cooled with a ton
of custom details and features including remote controlled animatronic
UV eyes, 3D oven formed acrylic windows and a laser array shooting out
of the head... yes, for real.
Atomic MOBY was all about excess, I
overloaded that case full of every type of lighting and mod available at the time, but for the sequel
I decided to tone it down - while still staying true to the original. The mods performed to
this case are some of the finest I have ever done, they required a lot of thought and planning to get
everything to line up and fit together properly.
Atomic MOBY (2001)
Way back in the year 2000 I saw my first
computer case mod and decided to try doing it. I had already been building
high end computers for myself and friends for a few years - being an artist modifying
the enclosure seemed a
natural progression, so I bought a Dremel and a high end aluminum case... this is where