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UAL 737 Custom Computer Case  
User currently offlineBoddaker From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 4 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5195 times:

Hello, wanted to share my latest creation with you all. I would like to thank Airliners.net for supplying me with invaluable reference photos of actual Boeing 737s with the United livery.

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Its history in a nut-shell:
This case was made for my dad, who is a retired United Airlines mechanic with 35 years of service. He primarily worked on the Boeing 737s, hence the case design. I fabricated it totally from plexiglass. The Jet-7 is the only thing not hand-made. I even built a special vacuum-forming table for the sole purpose of forming the outer shell. The slimline slot-loading DVD/CD drive is hidden in the wing as well as the cordless keyboard/mouse's receiver, and the rear horizontal stabilizer serves as the mouse's docking station and charger. Also, I felt I had to find a pilot competant enough to fly my creation, so who better than Otto Pilot himself!
The entire project is documented in my worklog over on Gruntville dot com if you would like more information on how I built it.  Smile

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User currently offlineElcableguy77 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 523 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5195 times:

That's way past cool, man. Very neat. I always enjoy seeing creative computer cases.


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User currently offlineN8076U From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 425 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 5154 times:

Wow, that's amazing. I hope your dad was as stunned the first time he saw it as I am right now! Have you thought about selling these?

Chris



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User currently offlineBoddaker From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5099 times:

Quoting N8076U (Reply 2):
...Have you thought about selling these?

Do you think there would be some interest? If I can get maybe 5 people wanting one, I might just consider making a few more. I still have the buck I used to form the shell, so it wouldn't take me as long as the first one did (only a few months instead of six  Smile ).


User currently offlineSJC4Me From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 373 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4970 times:

Too cool.... looks like you need a pretty big desk though.  Smile


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User currently offlineMattRB From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1624 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days ago) and read 4957 times:

Quoting Boddaker (Reply 3):
Do you think there would be some interest?

If I could afford one, I'd definitely buy one. Though, you might want to leave the livery/type off and let buyers paint their own. Avoid legal troubles with UA/Boeing/Airbus and all..

You could make the 777 too.. that (or the 744 model) could be your UGM box 

[Edited 2006-07-17 19:12:34]


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User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4814 times:

 bigthumbsup  I'm really interested in computers, this is awesome!
You've incorporated 2 wonders of technology Big grin

Thankyou for sharing!



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 42
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4809 times:

GREAT job Boddaker!

Now what about a 74F? You could use the nose door for loading CDs, connecting USB devices and so on.  Wink



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User currently offlinePJFlysFast From United States of America, joined May 2006, 463 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4794 times:

That is way to cool! You should seriously consider selling this! I would buy one If I could afford it! You have an amazing talent which I think a lot of people would appreciate! You should make the computer for flight simming. I would want the livery to be Delta Air Lines though! I love the auto pilot from the movie airplane!

User currently offlineBoddaker From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4679 times:

Thanks guys for all your positive feedback.

So I gather it is an affordability thing that will determine whether or not people will buy this case.
May I ask what you would be willing to pay for a case like this? Normal production computer chassis range from $50 to $300. If I can get production costs down to a manageable amount, I just might be persuaded to build a few more and paint them in whatever livery you want.

Again, I appreciate all your comments!


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4649 times:

Dude, this thing is wicked! Granted it def screams geek!  Wink But id love one done up in DL colors. So freakin cool. No if I could only squeeze my mac into there  Wink


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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4587 times:

THat is freakin awesome!!

If you got it down to a decent price if buy one granted you could ship abroad  Smile

Rgds --James--



You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2408 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4586 times:

WOW awesome! but it seems like it takes up a lot of space too :P

User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4583 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 12):
but it seems like it takes up a lot of space too

Sooooo its better than having a crappy lil box sitting there!!

Rgds --James--



You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2408 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4583 times:

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 13):

Sooooo its better than having a crappy lil box sitting there!!

Who says it needs to be crappy just because it is little? :P


User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4581 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 14):
Who says it needs to be crappy just because it is little?

Im saying the towers that the inards come in are crappy, you know the ones that dell, toshiba and people like that make!!

Rgds --James--



You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineBoddaker From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4556 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 12):
WOW awesome! but it seems like it takes up a lot of space too :P

It does take up a bit of space on the desktop (it's 36" long), however, I did take that into consideration when I designed it. I made it lightweight so that if my Dad so desired, he could hang it up on his wall utilizing a standard monitor wall mount system.

 Wink


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