The UFO Mod

aka Bob is assimilated by his Borg Cube...

I don't know the details of why this look is called a "UFO Mod", but it seems to be common for modders to want to make a glow emanate from underneath their PC. Given some of my recent plexiglass work in conjunction with water cooling the Borg Cube, I decided to go the typical EL Wire approach one better and fabricated this UFO mod base from 1/2" plexi and a dual cold cathode kit from Silicon Valley Compucycle. There isn't a lot too it, but it sure does look cool. I frosted the outside of the plexi with 220 grit sandpaper and a palm sander. It's a nice, quick mod with a lot of bang for the buck.

Dual cathodes and the plexi base...

The end result: glowing goodness...

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All material 2001-2006, Robert W. Warfield.