A PC with a sprayed-on case
April 2, 2002 8:25 AM   Subscribe

A PC with a sprayed-on case Yes you read that right, this PC has no aluminium case but a spray-foamed one instead. Weird? Gross? Ugly? Certainly all those at once, but it seems rather as an improvement over cookie-cutter lifeless PC clone cases.
posted by betobeto (29 comments total)
 
dats jus plain uuuugly.
posted by jkaczor at 8:30 AM on April 2, 2002


How the hell do you upgrade the hardware??
posted by headspace at 8:35 AM on April 2, 2002


With a chisel, blow torch, and dremel, of course. Be sure to use a static-proof chisel and dremel, though.
posted by scarabic at 8:38 AM on April 2, 2002


looks like it's made out of styling mousse.
posted by jonmc at 8:40 AM on April 2, 2002


reproduction is impossible and orders are thus futile

I think this says it all. Sounds much the same as ordering from Gateway.
posted by MaddCutty at 8:42 AM on April 2, 2002


They were being lazy! With a dremel, some paint and a little imagination, you can do some cool styling with spray foam. Let the stuff dry first -- in wet form it sticks to everything and never comes off.
posted by jamesstegall at 8:44 AM on April 2, 2002


I think this says it all. Sounds much the same as ordering from Gateway.

*face gets red, smoke comes out ears*
posted by jonmc at 8:48 AM on April 2, 2002


See, some people just see a yeast infection, but the truly gifted see practical applications.

I'll bet he sculpts the Devil's Tower non-stop out of that stuff when not adobe-ing up his `puter.
posted by dong_resin at 8:49 AM on April 2, 2002


phat! i want one
posted by monkeyJuice at 8:50 AM on April 2, 2002


I've been waiting for one of those "electronic brains" they were talking about back in the '50's. I'm a bit disappointed that they decided to develop the brain tumor first.
posted by groundhog at 8:52 AM on April 2, 2002


1: How do you upgrade the RAM?
2 (and please ignore if this makes *no* sense): My anus is bleeding!!!
posted by kfury at 9:01 AM on April 2, 2002


It's cool for exactly 0.00000091234517459387245 seconds. Then reality sets in.
posted by LinemanBear at 9:11 AM on April 2, 2002


kfury, I think this foam has multiple uses for your problem with #2.
posted by LinemanBear at 9:12 AM on April 2, 2002


Heh, kfury.
posted by mrbula at 9:14 AM on April 2, 2002


just paint it brown and it will look like #2!
posted by chokersandwich at 9:25 AM on April 2, 2002


So... what is this, Slashfilter? Metaslash? Metadot?

*yawn*

BTW, if you actually -read- the page, it says over and over again that upgrades are impossible. It also says that if you use hardware that could get warm, it will get warm and it -will- overheat. There are some interesting ideas on how to build a practical foam case over at this /. thread.
posted by SpecialK at 9:32 AM on April 2, 2002


It looks a lot like the rice cakes I'm eating right now.
posted by spnx at 9:36 AM on April 2, 2002


I think it looks more like the rice cakes do, now that a little time has passed since you typed that.
posted by dong_resin at 10:05 AM on April 2, 2002


Gross, AND ugly, plus that foam breaks down over time.
SpecialK: Not everybody here reads Slashdot. It's been brought up so many times before it's no longer worth pointing it out. Get over it.
posted by Su at 10:28 AM on April 2, 2002


Proof that different is not necessarily better.
posted by revbrian at 10:33 AM on April 2, 2002


... just a little paint, and....

...from the company that taught us to "tink different", we sent our entire engineering & design division to brunch, force fed them until they passed out, and after a long, strenous "creative" (something "ive") process are proud to produce the fruits of our labour....
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"I-Shat", now available in mottled shades of brown, green and grey!
posted by jkaczor at 10:43 AM on April 2, 2002


Cookie cutter PC cases? I think not. There are all sorts of companies out there offering leopard skin cases, neon lights for the inside and colorful anodized thumbscrews. You just need a little bit of imagination when you're building your box, as opposed to the cookiecutter desk lamps that Apple offers these days. :)
posted by ed at 11:43 AM on April 2, 2002


The whole PC mod phenomenon is what PC owners resort to because their computers don't look as cool as Macs do.
posted by laz-e-boy at 1:10 PM on April 2, 2002


WOW GENTLEMEN FELLOW SPACE CADETS IMAGINE A BEOWOLF CLUSTER OF THESE!! THAT'D BE TOTALLY 31337 - IT COULD BE FOR PRON AND CODING TCL ON BSD...YOU COULD MAKE AN ENORMOUS MULTIPROCESSOR CLOUD OR BIRTHDAY CAKE!!!

TACO YOU SO CRAZY!! COWBOY NEIL SO COOL!!

laz-e-boy - also the not hitting on girls phenomena
posted by Settle at 1:48 PM on April 2, 2002


Laz-e-boy: Of course, there are also those of us who could care less what their cases look like because they'd rather not have to look at them at all, and so don't end up paying for overblown design.
But that's just my little opinion.
posted by Su at 3:15 PM on April 2, 2002


The whole PC mod phenomenon is what PC owners resort to because their computers don't look as cool as Macs do.

What strikes me as humorous is that these are the same guys who bitch that Macs "cost too much" - and they're building $400+ cases to contain their PC trash. To each his own I guess. I don't give a rats ass that my Mac "looks cool" but it's still 1000 times easier to open and upgrade than even the most expensively modded PC case...
posted by RevGreg at 4:16 PM on April 2, 2002


You just need a little bit of imagination when you're building your box, as opposed to the cookiecutter desk lamps that Apple offers these days. :)

Yes! You can take your rectangular case and add siding and a roof, or an AIDS quilt, or glue all kinds of 1997 memorablia to it since it's got a 200Mhz processor and then sell it on ebay 30 years later and then make your motto "think too much," rivaling "think different," and it's time for me to go now and watch Bernie Mac.
posted by Modem Ovary at 6:02 PM on April 2, 2002


HA HA HA HA AIDS QUILT

oh god I'd have NEVER thought of mentioning that
props to you my man.
posted by Settle at 8:55 PM on April 2, 2002


It's as ugly as my wife on a saturday morning, but I still think it is a neat idea.
posted by Frasermoo at 12:12 AM on April 3, 2002


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