Hi everyone, I present you the duo Da Module Thingy and it's dock Leetfoot.
Both are completely handmade scratch build, I didn't use any prebuilt parts, I didn't use CNC or 3D printing.
Da Module Thingy was crafted to be my main PC, that is the reason why it is not sponsored, everything was handmade to craft it I used some new aluminium and some recovered scraps, it had to look like a sleek looking Sci-fi Module, something you can take with you when you move from your home/ base to your starship, or to save lives, or whatever cool reason behind the need to move it, your choice :D
The I/O panel is hidden below the Top Fan, to connect the case with comfort to peripherals, there are cables that run inside the shells beside the storage frame and pop out near the PSU kept together by Velcro Cable wraps, the look grown on me during the new side handle crafting phase, so I ditched the old cable cover shell, if you check the build logs it is visible in the summer 2020 pics.
Thanks to the Cooler Master RGB controller and the two 200 mm Masterfans, I was able to give life to the original concept and they look like BIG afterburners with a lot of power inside the module.
The GPU cooler is a scratch build, I used the original GPU cooler and an old Zalman kit, instead of a 90mm fan it now has 2 x Arctic P12 PWM fans, the new frame was handmade with aluminium to mimic the style of the rest of the case design, it's a lot more quiet now.
The black PU leather wrapped shells have some nice contrast against the brushed aluminium, and I love the quilted pattern texture, it is also supple which is a plus.
The handles were wrapped for safety and comfort with black paracord 550, to give some style I wrapped them with a pattern that pay homage to the Tsukamaki, is the way that Samurai swords handles were wrapped.
I've used a real carbon fibre sheet to craft some interesting layers, mostly to cover cable paths or hardware like the HDD to achieve a sleek elegant look.
Leetfoot is Da Module Thingy's dock, you need it in a starship
, it's composed by 115 parts, 8 fingers with 8 sections each it was a consequence of Da Module Thingy octagonal gem shape.
Like Da Module Thingy it has been cut hammered and bended by hand, I got inspiration for the "fingers" from Octopuses and Hermit Crabs, it already had 8 fingers so why not?
This way Leetfoot's fingers can be configured in a lot of different positions thanks to their chains like structure.
Build time about 6 months for Da Module Thingy and about 3 months for Leetfoot.
The hardware is not it's strong point, it doesn't have super dandy spec, but it was built with full compatibility with any M-Atx Motherboards, Gpu up to 370 mm or 17.5 inches long and Standard ATX PSU, so it's easily upgradable.
Hardware on the completed case
CASE FANS: 2x Masterfans MF200R
HUB CONTROLLER: Cooler Master RGB LED Controller
MB: MSI B350M Gaming Pro (M-Atx)
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
CPU Cooler: Arctic Freezer 33 eSports One
RAM: Kingston Technology HyperX Fury 16Gb @3200
GPU: MSI R7 360X
GPU COOLER: handmade with 2x120mm Arctic P12 pwm fans
SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 250 Gb
HDD: WD Blue 1Tb
PSU: Inter-tech Energon EPS 650 W CM
SLEEVED CABLES: Silverstone black gold
INTEGRATED SCREEN: Waveshare 7" touchscreen
Forums build logs
Cooler Master: https://worklogs.coolermaster.com/topic/28916-jean-r-built-da-module-thingy-not-sponsored-handmade-its-the-first-time-for-me-at-cmws/
The rainmeter widget seen in the desk background is my modified version of: Round 4 Core CPU Meter by DavidRGreen