This is a mod I have been toying with for a while but size of componets were untill now a issue.
The case is made from fiberglass resin brushed into a adult jello brain mold with el wire embedded in to the crevases. The internal cavity will house the ION and all inputs will be exposed through the rear of the brain. A simple plate can be screwed to the botton of the mold. Once the device is powered up the brain will glow from the EL wire and components will be visible through the clear resin.
the mold is found here
It will be desirable to pre cut the section in the back of the brain mold to allow for the input plate.
Since EL wire generates no heat the proccess for embedding is as folows (I know Fiberglass its fun to work with) the mold is first coated with silicon lube (yes the same stuff from your nite stand). Now a thin first coat of resin is brushed in waiting a few minutes to set up while that coat is still tacky lay in the EL wire. Once that has been done lay in a thicker coat buy pouring in a small amout of the liquid resin an rolling it around the mold untill it starts to jell. Additioanl coats are applied in the fassion untill the desired thickness is obtained. At the base inserts can be fitted into the matrix using fiber glass matting to allow for screws to attach the base plate tray.
The Tray will hold the ION board and since the brain mod is just case cover, Access to the system board is a snap.
And to kick it up a notch run the el wire power to the HDD activity light so when the hard drive is accesed the el wire will pulsate