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Case Modding How-To

Basic Tools for Case Modding

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Before you can even start making your case mod you need to have some tools and some knowledge on what they are and what they do. You don’t need to have every tool made known to man, but having the right ones will help you do what you want to do. Creating a case would be nearly next to impossible ... Read More »

Metal Polishing – Making Shiny Things

Metal Polishing - Making Shiny Things

Metal Polishing – Making Shiny Things by Onevoicewild     As usual my techniques lean to the primitive side. This allows me to get the job done with less investment in tools and I have great control over the materials, because I remove material very slowly. The trade off is it’s more work for me than if I used power ... Read More »

No CNC, No Problem Hand Crafted Metal Fabrication

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No I didn’t make the saw blade! I’m stubborn not stupid. I’ve had many comments saying I wish I had a CNC Machine to make stuff like that. I wish I did too! Out of necessity and stubbornness I have learned to make a lot of things with basic hand tools.  With a little practice you can learn to fabricate ... Read More »

Computer Case Cable Management

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There comes a day that most of have to face a fear that we have and the quickest way to do that is by doing it.One of those fears that seem to be out there in full force in the land of computers is the tangle web of wires and cables inside our PC’s. This guide will help you do ... Read More »

Spray painting guide, shiney style!

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OK, so I’ve decided I’m going to make my version of a spray painting guide, before I start I’d like to thank em3bilko as without his help, I would not be able to spray paint how I can, anyway back to the guide. First you’re going to need some supplies right?? Well here they are…. 1. 4-8 lint free cloths ... Read More »

How To Get a LCD Character Screen to Work

Modding a LCD Character Screen

Today our local modder EM3Bilko, walks us through the tools needed and processes that he does to get a LCD Character screen working. Me on the other hand, I always tend to lean toward the screens that have a USB connection, which allows for a quick and easy installation… Ok you can call me lazy… Lets see how EM3Bilko does ... Read More »

Creating Your Own Custom Decals

Creating Custom Decals

Want a Decal on that case window that no one else has, but don't know how to create it? In this tutorial I will explain to you how to create artwork and have it custom cut at your local Vinyl Shop. I also explain the different File Types and what the vinyl shop will need from you in order to save ... Read More »

Plex Bending Tutorial

Plex Bending Tutorial

 I get asked all the time “How did you bend the Plex for your UTMod?”.  After trying to explain it to people and describe what a heating element was, I finally decided to write this handy How-to.     This guide will show you how to do a basic bend with acrylic using a heating element.   In this example I am making a simple Motherboard tray.  Just ... Read More »

HTPC IR Receiver Guide

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If you already own an HTPC or have been considering building one then this guide is a must read and will show you an affordable way to build a receiver.  Here is a quote from the article, “I wanted to be able to view and play my files through my surround system and large screen TV and this was going ... Read More »

H-Lock Window Trim

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An H-Lock framed window is beautiful. This is a very time intensive project to get right but with the stunning results, this mod is well worth all the effort. With this How-To we hope that we can help make this mod a little easier for you. Layout      To start a window with this trim it takes a little "guess-ta-mating". ... Read More »