What are some of your most creative tinkers with computers? It can be creative, unique, or downright weird.
My first example to start the topic off is a little if each: soldering signal activated LEDs into speakers.. Tools used: my trusty Leatherman's pliers, a really big lighter, and an oven mitt. Don't have a soldering iron, so I had to make do.
Apparently capitan did the same.. without the oven mitt xD. I salute my fallen comrade.
Other random tinkers involve velcroing my speakers to the underside of my desk to reduce space taken up, and velcroing the volume knob to the ride side of the desk (actual side, not top).
Drilling the plastic front panel of my case out and breaking off the eSATA port to put my cold cathode switch up front right by my power switch.
Bought a broken 1000W stereo receiver for a case of beer, fixed it up with a tiny heatsink from a vcr and a fan from an old laptop. Hooked up to my now, can use Comcast remote, android phone to control volume.
Once, long ago.. when my case was in a bookshelf, the heat would cycle around from my exhaust back to the intake.. so i cut up a pizza box to create an exhaust tube that directed the heat entirely out of the case from exhaust.
And off the top of my head, cant think of much more pc related. Started a bunch more projects, but haven't finished most so I don't really count those.
--EDIT: I've gotta stop posting from Android.. Goes from completely to coherent to "wtf did he say" in half a sentence.. -_- And half the time, I don't even know what I was trying to say.. For instance, the comcast remote line.. I get the feeling I'm missing half a sentence there. But it's a little confusing to edit. o.0
Edited by dragonsdontfly, 24 March 2012 - 01:06 PM.