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Addison - finished November 2014. Addison is a water-cooled, fairly high-end gaming PC inspired by a 1940 Canadian radio design. It is finished in mahogany crotch with aluminum trim.

 

Orchestra - finished March 2014. Orchestra is a decorative cover for a Jawbone Big Jambox bluetooth speaker. It is inspired by a 1961 mid-century modern stereo console made by Curtis Mathes. It is finished in mahogany or black walnut with several different speaker grille options.

 

DuMont - finished February 2014. DuMont is a common enclosure for an iPad and a Bluetooth speaker. Styled as a 1950's TV and finished in white oak.

 

Flightline - finished August 2013. Flightline is a classic art deco sunburst design inspired by the Wright Brothers Memorial at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. It is decorated with inlayed maple burl, quilted maple and mahogany.

 

Project Ayr - finished February 2013. Project Ayr is a solid state, fanless, no-moving-parts, dead silent home theater PC in aluminum and mahogany. Features include Intel HD4000 graphics and an Intel Cherryville SSD.

 

Acero - finished June 2012. Italian for maple, Acero is a Neo-ITX case design made from birds-eye maple and black cast acrylic. The system features an Android operating system optimized for use as a desktop computer.

 

Mondrian - finished May 2012. A mini-ITX case design inspired by the abstract art of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian (1872-1944). Made from birch plywood, basswood and colored hand-cut cast acrylic tiles. Features an exposed CPU heatsink set into the geometric design.

 

Aerodyne - finished Jan 2012. A fanless mahogany mini-ITX case design with aluminum accents.

 

Usonian - finished May 2011. A computer enclosure inspired by the designs of Frank Lloyd Wright. Made from teak, mahogany and basswood, Usonian features a split-level cantilevered roof, a Falling Water style balcony and an art glass-inspired back panel.

 

Level Twelve - finished December 2010. A teak and birds eye maple modernist-design computer system with hidden vent ducting and a separate self-powered USB peripheral system. Level Twelve was built specifically for the 2010 Lenovo/Intel Mod Building Contest where it won Fan Favorite. The computer will be on display in Las Vegas for the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show.

 

Mid-Century Madness - finished September 2010.  A red oak mid-century modern-styled computer enclosure inspired by the TV show Mad Men.The enclosure is built around a Silverstone TJ08 mATX tower case that slides in and out from the back. The front face design is an ivory-colored geometric grill on a woven cane background. Air flow is handled by hidden upper and lower vents. The floating tabletop provides adequate space for an ash tray and cocktail glasses.

 

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Level Eleven - finished May 2010.  Inspired by the Thermaltake Level 10 case this one-third scale version is made of Cherry. The PC is powered by the VIA P820 Pico-ITX board featuring the VIA Nano 64-bit CPU, 2GB Crucial DDR2 memory, a Pioneer DVD burner and an Intel 160GB X25 SSD.

 

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Mission - finished September 2009.  Black walnut mission-style side table/computer system. Features include an aluminum rear slide-in standard ATX mid tower case and easily replaceable decorative panels that can be changed to suit style or decor. The bottom-mounted cooling air inlet is fitted with a commercial filter and the air exits out the exhaust deck located directly below the tabletop. Mission won the 2009 Coolermaster (Mid Tower) and 2009 Intel (Digital Lifestyle) case mod contests.

 

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Art Deco Computer Speakers - finished December 2008.  American black walnut and Swietenia mahogany separated by inlaid brass accents. These speakers were displayed with Ingraham at CES 2009.

 

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Ingraham - finished December 2008.  This is my tribute to the 1946 Stromberg Carlson model 1110H whose cabinet was designed and built by the Ingraham Cabinet Co. Ingraham is an aluminum Silverstone LC06 case clad with American black walnut. Features a 1.6 GHz VIA Nano CPU, 4GB of memory and a Crucial 64GB SSD. Ingraham debuted at the CES 2009 Showstoppers event.

 

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Pico Bayard - finished December 2007.  This is my tribute to the French clockmaker Bayard's art deco styled mantle clock. The enclosed computer is powered by a VIA Pico-ITX mainboard. The integrated monitor is an 8" touchscreen LCD. The piece is finished in flame mahogany with chrome accents.

 

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G-metric Nano - finished December 2007.  The enclosure is made from cherry wood with an art deco geometric design inlayed on the case's top. The computer is powered by a VIA Nano-ITX mainboard that is mounted upside down. The front button is a redesigned vintage industrial controller switch.

 

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Skyscraper - finished August 2007.  This is my tribute to the Hammond Gregory clock that was designed in 1931.The Skyscraper is a hybrid PC/Digital Photo Frame made out of basswood with mahogany veneer.  The screen is scavenged from an automotive DVD player. 

 

 

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Decomatic - finished April 2007.  The Decomatic was built to compete in the Intel Core Challenge design contest where it was a finalist.  It was displayed at Silverstone's booth at 2007 CES.  It is a highly modified Silverstone LC02 with a white oak body and mahogany/chrome accents.  The Decomatic was featured in the March 22nd 2007 issue of PC Magazine.

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Unidyne - finished April 2006.  The Unidyne PC is my tribute to the Shure 55 microphone.  It is made of aluminum-painted basswood with a cast iron mic stand.  The Unidyne was a finalist in Extremetech's 2006 case mod contest.  It was featured in the August issue of Maximum PC magazine as the Mod of the Month.

 

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Neo Deco - finished February 2006.  It is a Silverstone LC12 case cut in half from front to back.  It is powered by an AMD NX1750 mini-ITX board.  The front is solid Spanish cedar liberated from an Opus XXX cigar box.

 

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picoCluster - finished February 2006.  The picoCluster is a three node cluster fit into the space of a six-inch cube.  It was featured in the April 11th, 2006 issue of PC Magazine.

 

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DECOmputer - finished November 2005.  Made from a 1930's era toaster/hotplate the DECOmputer is made from solid aluminum with Bakelite accents.  The front emblem is a thirties brooch in the machine age/art deco style.

 

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The Humidor NX - finished July 2005.  A cabinet-style cigar humidor with an AMD NX-1500 powered mini-ITX motherboard.  The NX made its debut at LanFest 2005 in Pasadena, CA.

 

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Le Bouton - finished June 2005.  The Knob in French was formed around a Griffin Powermate USB controller mounted to the Silverstone LC08's face like a retro seventies stereo receiver.  It features an incredibly powerful Kontron Pentium M-based mini-ITX board mated to an ATI X800 Pro video card.  Believed to be the world's smallest full featured PC gaming machine.

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The Zenith PC - finished December 2004.  Made from 3/8" birch plywood and walnut veneer.  This is my tribute to a Zenith radio design from 1938.  It was displayed at CES 2005.

 

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The Humidor Cluster - finished July 2004.  The Humidor Cluster is a fully self-contained cluster.  Five complete mini-ITX systems sharing a common enclosure, cooling system and power supply.  It debuted at QuakeCon 2004. 

 

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The Redwood Burl PC - finished June 2004.  This has been my personal computer for the past three years.  It is an AMS aluminum case with real redwood burl veneer.  2Ghz Celeron w/ 1.5 GB of memory.

 

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The Madrone PC - finished April 2004.  The Madrone is a Morex 3688 mini-ITX case with real Madrone wood veneer.  It was displayed at Quakecon 2004.

 

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The Machine Age PC - finished April 2004.  The Machine Age PC is my tribute to a 1939 Silvertone radio design.  It is made from plywood, basswood, sewer pipe and a golf cart hub cap.  It was featured on the May 11th,  2004 episode of the Screensavers with Kevin Rose and Yoshi DeHerrera.

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The Humidor CL Server - finished December 2003.  The CL is a computer, wireless router and DSL modem in a common enclosure.  It was on CBS News "Up To The Minute" news show and had a one-page write up in the March 2003 issue of Popular Science magazine.  It was displayed at CES 2004 and was the centerpiece to some Newegg.com print ads in 2005.

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The Nano Form Factor (NFF) PC - finished October 2003.  The NFF is a 5 1/4" drive cage converted into a full-function music PC.  It is clad with raised Spanish cedar panels and features a DVI port and built-in speakers with subwoofer.  The Crystalfontz LCD reports song title, artist and album info.  The motherboard is a fanless 3.5" industrial unit.

 

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The Humidor V - finished Summer 2003.  A Humidor PC in Rosewood (shown), Oak and Cherry.  The "V" was featured in Yoshi DeHerrera's book "Mod Mania with Yoshi" and was displayed at Computex 2003 in Taiwan.

 

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The Pen Display PC - Finished August 2003.  The Pen Display is a high-end fountain pen display box with a mini-ITX board embedded.  The software load includes specialized pen collecting database software.

 

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The PSU- PC - finished June 2003.  The PSU-PC is a 3.5" industrial board installed into a standard computer power supply casing.  The unit is complete with faux wiring harness and functional power plug and power switch.  The PSU-PC has gotten more traffic than any other project on this site.  Truly a mod for pure geeks.  Displayed at LanFest 2005.

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The Humidor Mini-Me - finished April 2003.  The Mini-Me is a 5.5" square wood travel humidor with a 3.5" Kontron industrial board.  It appeared, along with the Machine Age, on the May11th, 2004 episode of The Screensavers.  It also appeared at Quakecon 2004 and LanFest 2005. 

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The Humidor M - finished December 2002. The "M" is a DVD-equipped multimedia Humidor PC with Bluetooth and wireless Internet.  It appeared at 2003 CES.  

 

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The Humidor II - finished October 2002.  The Humidor II was my first glasstop Humidor PC with wireless Internet.  It appeared along with the Humidor M at the 2003 CES. 

 

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The Humidor 64 - finished June 2002.  The beginning.  There were no cases available for the new VIA mini-ITX motherboards so I improvised my own out of a cigar humidor.  Who da thunk?  

 

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