|04-08-2009, 09:06 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Spokane, WA
So, DVD packs got real cheap around here a few months ago (like $6 each), and in my endless quest for fodder, I inadvertently ended up with nearly three complete MASS Devices (one is just missing the canisters and beam emitter). Now, they're cool and all, but they're not all that useful. They're not in scale with the figures (at least based on the cartoon), so they just kinda sit there. Well, I decided to give one some purpose.
My computer desk has a setup that puts the back of my computer to a wall, which really limits the accessibility of the USB ports. So I used a cheap USB hub from Target (Targus makes it), which works well, but was so small it was always getting lost in the endless sea of crap on my desk. So I ripped the guts out of it and started chopping up one of my MASS Devices to make a custom USB Hub.
I know, it's just a case-mod, not that impressive, but I like it. The hardest part was getting the bottoms off of the two main MASS device pieces. You really do just have to rip them off. After that, I cut holes in the side and mounted the guts from the targus USB hub. Here's a WIP shot if anyone is wanting to try it themselves:
I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. The holes for the ports ended up a bit rough (...my dremel was having issues), but other than that, I like it. I'm thinking of putting an LED light in it, too, but that may be a ways off, since it involves surgery on the one difficult to find MASS device piece (the beam emitter), and I want to make sure I'm 100% certain what I'm doing before I start ripping that apart.
|04-08-2009, 09:15 PM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Land Of Confusion
Thats a pretty neat idea. Very creative.
|04-08-2009, 09:16 PM||#3|
Cold Slither's Roadie
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Central Texas
That's cool, great idea!
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|04-08-2009, 09:19 PM||#4|
Back where it all begins
Join Date: Jun 2008
easily the envy of the office, very cool
|04-08-2009, 09:21 PM||#5|
Join Date: Sep 2006
thats awesome I wanna see more mods like this!
|04-08-2009, 09:31 PM||#6|
Crimson lady of the Guard
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Somewhere out there
I have to say. If I had one of those on my desk, I think I would get strange looks. Yet, you know what, I would still sport one any way.
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|04-08-2009, 09:37 PM||#7|
DDP did it better
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The Grid.
Thats awsome,now i want to do that.
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|04-08-2009, 09:46 PM||#8|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Colorado Springs
Very cool... mind if I swipe your idea?
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|04-08-2009, 09:49 PM||#9|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: blasdell, ny near buffalo
man that is killler idea,.
|04-08-2009, 09:53 PM||#10|
Master of Disguise
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sarasota, FL
That is awesome... but I just want a complete MASS Device. I can't find the last three packs at retail anywhere.
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