Modders Tools

Modder’s Tools: Persistent Paint Pens Revisited

Modding, specifically working with paints is the most searched term on this website which is very understandable. For many beginners, handling or working with paint can be anxiety inducing. While…

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Modder’s Tools: Persistent Paint Pens

Let’s be honest: the world of a modder is a messy one. It’s full of wires, components, and a whole universe of random junk that can be easily mixed up…

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Gumball Case – Part 2 – The Value of Someone Else’s Tools

In order to build my gumball case, I had to replace its old acrylic panels with shorter, unscratched panels. Acrylic can be very difficult to cut properly, requiring precise scoring…

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Modder’s Tools: A+ for the IR Thermometer

The infrared thermometer is an affordable and immensely useful tool that belongs in every modder’s toolbox. This handy little temperature gun gives instant temperature readings of anything you aim it…

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Autodesk ReMake: Fast Photogrammetry

Photogrammetry is the process of converting photos of a real-world object into a digital 3D model. It’s an amazing tool for modders, engineers, artists, and more. There are many solid…

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Modder’s Tools: Swaddled in Saran

It can be tricky moving a case mod, especially if it’s hand-built and has delicate parts. A casual bump or scrape can cause obvious damage to an otherwise perfect piece…

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Modder’s Tools: Flames and Frays

Fabric-covered cords are a ubiquitous material used in computer peripherals, and they have a unfortunate habit of fraying. This fluffy form of wear is unsightly and hard to fix, and the fray can slowly grow…

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Modder’s Tools: Planning for LAN-ing

LAN parties are a lot of fun, especially if you’re showing off your latest case mod. This fun comes at a cost however, and the experience can be pretty harsh on both…

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Modder’s Tools: Canned Fire

Canned air is a staple in computer maintenance. Everyone knows what this stuff is: it delivers concentrated, cool, dry air into small spaces, and is often kept within arm’s reach of…

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Modder’s Tools: Make a Shining Soldering Iron

Soldering irons are a ubiquitous modding tool, but can also be major fire hazards if left unattended. I have a great Weller WLC100 soldering iron with one big problem: a very faint indicator light.…

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Modder’s Tools: Big Praise for Tiny Bags

The more modding work you do, the more clutter you begin to accumulate. Small items like fasteners, fittings, plugs, etc. can be quickly lost or forgotten if not properly stored.…

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Safety: Yes! It’s That Important

Hey guys! I want to take a few minutes of your day to talk about safety when modding. Yeah, yeah. I have heard it all: “But we are being careful”…

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