Since it’s summer time, it’s only appropriate to focus on some gadgets necessary for fun in the sun. Let’s be honest, we all love devices with multiple uses: take the “ pop drive,” a combined bottle opener and flash drive, or the iGrill, where music meets meat with a built-in speaker and amp. Do as George would and “knockout tunes and knockout the fat.” Or, if you want to take a more “techy” approach to grilling, the ultimate mod is the PS3 grill, the perfect way to show off your disassembly skills to your friends.
Just like your car, a PC offers unlimited opportunities for modification. For example, take the Top 10 Craziest PC Case Mods, including the GerbilPC, made of a gerbil cage sprayed with clear UV blue and green reactive spray paint; a “toilet” PC that powers on with a simple flush; take apart your frustrations on the Lego PC; and my personal favorite, the waffle iron PC that runs Linux.
When your PC nears the end of its life cycle, fear not as there is a way to find life after PC death. Take the hard disk sound system, where beautiful music can be made from abandoned hard drives. Listen to my two favorites: the Star Wars theme and a techno-trance song (.avi files).
Or, if you’re more interested in being resourceful, Team Boom Tape believes that “where there’s a roll, there’s a way”—and then there’s the Duct Tape Server. The Team used four rolls of duct tape as well as a roll of translucent tape to build this modern marvel. Oh, and they also compete in the Duct Tape wars at LanWar 33.
As long as you don’t turn out like this guy, I’d say you’re ok when it comes to looking for alternate functionalities for your PC.