Posted on June 25, 2003
What do you do on a rainy day? Faced with one recently I decided to have fun with a computer project. What ensued was a journey where I walked that fine line between genius and insanity. Enjoy the trip.
The "PSU PC"
This is the finished product undergoing final testing. What do you do with an ugly beige case? Give it an extraordinary send-off. I used it to test my latest computer design and to give it a little dignity in the deal. Notice the lack of CD or floppy drives. These things are not needed.
The secret revealed. A disco ball powered computer. Using technology first dabbled with in the late seventies I was able to harness the unbelievable power of the disco ball. Instead of using its energy to make people do stupid things in ugly clothes I was able to redirect its incredible power for the better good of mankind.
The only peripheral required is a specially designed power supply, which not only provides the electricity but also gathers the disco ball's powerful, encrypted signals.
Close up of power supply. This computer is operating in these pictures. No, I'm not kidding.
OK, OK. Back to mother Earth. The inspiration for this project, besides the powerful drugs I have to take, was this picture from my Humidor Mini-Me project. It shows the Mini-Me next to a 300W ATX power supply. Someone asked me if I could put a computer inside a power supply. All I needed was a boring rainy day.