Introduction: Coca-Cola Computer

About: Rob Douglas

This is a PC case built out of Coca-Cola merchandise. The computer's components came from a Dell Dimension 8500. If you attempt to do this on your own, be extra careful when cutting the aluminum cans, the edges are incredibly sharp. The computer is slightly exposed to the outside, but I use the computer for leisure activities, so my recommendation is that you use a computer that you have laying around the house to do this project.

You will need:
An old PC
Coca-Cola Cans(20 Cans) if you want to do more on the top or use glass bottles that is fine to.
Coca Cola bottle carrying Case.
High Speed dremmle
Spray Glue
Wire Mesh
Round File

Step 1: Empty Can's/Prep Computer

You can do what I did, or you can empty the cans into a large pitcher. I drank about 30 cans of Coca-Cola in 3 days, my kidney's haven't been the same since. I personally recommend just puncturing a hole into the can and emptying it. Puncturing it first makes cutting easier in the long run. Once you have finished emptying cans, place them to the side and get your computer parts.

If you are going to use an older computer, unplug it before you strip it of its parts. From the Dell Dimension I took everything out of the case except for the Floppy drive and placed it to the side.

Step 2: Prepping the Case

Take the carrier tray and place the computer parts inside of it like the picture shows. Because your computer differs from mine, the configuration will slightly vary, so just use my picture as a guideline.

I first layered down the mother board and marked off where to make the cuts on the outside of the case. I then placed the fan's and power supply around the mother board. The CD drive was layered on top of the power supply. I also took the USB and audio jack and placed them in the front along with the power button and DVD player.

Mark off the areas where you think you will need to cut out for access to the computer.

Step 3: Prep the Case 2.0

Now you will cut out the marked areas for access to the inisde of your computer.

Places to cut out:

Power Supply
USB ports
Audio ports
Ethernet ports
GFX card ports

Step 4: Layer Case

In this step you will layer the bottom of the case with wire mesh to prevent dust from getting into the case. Use either an Epoxy or spray Glue to keep the mesh down.

After the mesh dried in place I put all of the internal components back into the case and harnessed them down with zip ties and epoxy. **I am not responsible for electrocution.

Step 5: Make the Cover

Get a large piece of Styrofoam and fit it to the case, make adjustments by using either a knife or a saw (this will be very messy so don't do it in your living room and piss off your parents). Make cuts to accommodate the fan, the DVD player, and the weird edges on the bottom of the case. Place the Styrofoam on top of the case.

The styrofoam hold the internal card inplace so don't worry abou them moving around.

Step 6: Cut the Cans and Place on the Styrofoam

Make a template so that you can easily cut the can to fit around the edges of the Styrofoam. BE CAREFUL THIS IS SHARP.

Make another template so that you can easily place the cans on the Styrofoam, you will not need glue if you do this right, the can fit well on the Styrofoam. After you cut the cans you may want sand the bottom of them down to avoid being cut.

If you want to place cans in the middle you can do that also, I only did the outer edges to save some time.

The corner cans are little but trick you should only cut about half as much out of the can.

Step 7: Slip the Cans On!

Take all of the cut cans and slip them onto the outside of the Styrofoam. They should all fit pretty nicely, make adjustments if need be! If there is any white showing paint the Styrofoam with a red paint. I covered the top with part of the Coca-Cola box. Put it all together and place your monitor on top of the newly made top. Hopefully you bought a strong piece that can support the weight of a monitor.

Make sure you cut the cans properly to fit the DVD and Fan

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