Ever Wanted to Make Your Own Wood PC Case? This Guy Did!

When you start thinking about what your new computer or laptop would be made out of, you start to think about maybe some black plastic or a nice silver metal feel. That isn’t for everyone though and sometimes you just want to do something different, like make a wooden PC.

When you think of PC’s you tend to think of metal or plastic, but one clever person who goes by the name of LouisVW decided that he wanted to build something that looks little more smooth and natural. If that wasn’t enough they’ve gone so far as to post how they built it from start to finish, a process that seems to only create something both simple and beautiful.

Starting from the plywood sheet shown above the project started, by creating grooves on the sides to fit in panels at a later date and then cutting out space for four fans, two at the top and two at the bottom.

Next came controllers for the fans and lighting, with the back panel and power supply soon making the wooden box look like an actual PC. Below you can find a gallery of some of the stages the computer went through, ultimately ending in the masterpiece you see below.

What do you think? Interested in giving it a try yourself? Check out the instructions here and tell remember to share your builds with us at eTeknix.

Show Your Skills in Voltivo’s 3D Creation Contest

Voltivo is inviting everyone to take part in their global 3D printing contest, dubbed the Voltivo 3D Creation Contest. Design enthusiasts, and everyone else for that matter, can submit their original 3D model designs however simple or complex they might be.

Voltivo believes that 3D printing is a great tool to turn ideas into real products. You could design a smart part for your Drone, some printable art, or just something completely ludicrous – your mind is your only limit. The company would like users to think about creating their own designs rather than just downloading designs other people created over and over. “The future is already here to enable us. Happy Designing!”

You can incorporate the Voltivo brand or brand colours into your design. It is optional, but they “would of course be excited to see that.” The contest is running a little over a month, from April 10th to May 15th 2015.


  • 3x Main Prizes for the best three designs submitted:
    – Pack with 2 x Spools of Voltivo ExcelFil in a color of your choice valued at USD49.90 and and 1 x Pack Voltivo Filament Cleaner valued at USD13.99.
  • 5x Runners up – Random Draw across all participants:
    – 1 x Pack of Voltivo Filament Cleaner valued at USD13.99

You can check out the full details including links to software and logos on the official page by clicking here.


YouTube Testing GIF Maker

Surely this is the biggest tech story of the year – soon you’ll hopefully be able to make GIFs from any video on YouTube with no effort whatsoever.

Well obviously it isn’t that big of a story, but it still looks pretty cool. Only available on the PBS Idea Channel (for now), the tool is embedded directly into the YouTube share functionality, allowing you to make 5 second GIFs from any portion of video as you wish.

You are then offered a link and an embed code, to use just as we’ve used bellow.

Source: The Next Web