Custom Computer Case with Internal LED Lighting

Step 1: What you will need

For this project I needed:
The computer (of course)
A disposable drawing of the design (I obtained mine from Google, but if you're confident in your own drawing abilities you can make one yourself)
A drill (I used a Craftsman, but any brand is fine)
A drill bit (Due to the scale of my project area I used a 5/64")
Safety glasses (We are drilling through metal after-all)
Something to keep from drilling through the floor, desk, self, etc. (I just used an old wheel since the cover fit nicely over it. Although there are probably better ways, but I was on a low budget.)
Tape (If you end up using a paper design as a guide, you'll need this to hold it in place while drilling)

Step 2: Prep time!

If you don't already have an image printed or you're not a natural artist, I would suggest going to Google Images and searching for the desired design. I would also search for things that com in line drawings to save on ink and make the design easier to work with.
Now, you print the image (I printed it into a smaller version so it would fit on the case).
Next, Tape the subject to the medium (case cover) on at least three sides so that it doesn't move.

Step 3: Drilling...

This is pretty simple. Start by making sure the bit is nice and tight. When you start drilling, make sure to start with major points, corners, and intersections as these are easier to work from.The work your way around the design until you are finished. If you have a design that works with it and the tools to do so, you can just cut it out entirely and have a window. I chose not to.
Sally4 years ago
hey cool yarr..nice color combination u have applied..
you can also go with other computer case to protect your PC.
Blak Wolf (author)  Sally4 years ago
Yes, I suppose my current case has been through a lot.