A Star Trek case mod theme that will be stylish.. Er, I mean CHIC! (please edit thread title) and we've only got 12 days to get it finished!
Maximum PC has a presence at Comic-Con every year as an outreach opportunity—to let the hardcore comics and sci-fi fans know that PC enthusiasm goes hand-in-hand with that kind of fandom. This year we’re using our booth as an opportunity to show the fans at Comic-Con how awesome a great case-mod can be and how PC geekery and sci-fi enthusiasm can meet in a beautiful way. So we’ve hired the best guys in the business to design and build an awesome Star Trek-themed PC, and we’ll be giving one away at Comic-Con and the other one will go to David Gerrold in exchange for some writing he’s doing for us in relation to Comic-Con. - Nathan Edwards, Senior Associate Editor
[CENTER] Conceptual Designer: Mike Okuda is graphic designer who has worked on Star Trek series since the 1980s and is responsible for much of its visual style, including the LCARS interface as seen on Next Generation.
Matt Jefferie's original design of the Tricorder served as Mike's inspiration for styling cues on the "Tricorder Shiek" computer case
design. We could have scratch built a PC that looked just like the Tricorder, but David wanted an actual computer case instead with specific utilitarian features like hot swap bays and a compartment for his Tribbles.
3D design of "Tricorder Shiek" by Dave LaLopa
Top panel and storage compartment
Top panel will be milled from 2" thick 6061 aluminum
This Lancool K-58, manufactured by Lian Li will sacrifice it's chassis to this project.
Lancool K-58 chassis will be painted Matte Black Enamel.
Using Rounded side hand file to smooth the cut edges.
Using Red Scotch-Brite pad to scuff the surface in preparation for Primer base coat.
Lancool K58 chassis painted Matte Black Enamel (1 for david, 1 for comic-con)
Machined aluminum computer case feet, ITX and MATX Machined Aluminum Case Feet
Machined aluminum computer case feet with grooved edges.
The aluminum feet are machined on CNC Lathe, ITX and MATX Machined Aluminum Case Feet
The bare aluminum is nice contrast to the Matte Black.
#10 x 5/8" Black Oxide Fan Screws, Computer Thumb Screws