Modders Tools

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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.…

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