This is a PC/LCD/Keyboard/"Mouse" combo built using some of the more attractive design elements of the Gothic school of architecture. The LCD lives inside a scratch-built Gothic arch with quatrefoil designs and stained-glass doors. The PC case features the same Morisco-patterned glass, brass embellishments, a hinged lid for access to the drives and hardware, and soft, ambient red lighting. The third image is a closeup of the beautiful "Morisco"-patterned glass.
This particular computer was sold, but please contact us if you would be interested in having one made for yourself.
The quatrefoil on the LCD arch has a piece of matte brass behind it. The small brass plaque matches the one on the PC case and the LED shines through a small plastic jewel. (The button panel was added at last minute which is why they it is not in the other photos)
The quatrefoil theme is continued onto the keyboard which also has a wooden faceplate that matches the lighter wood inside the LCD arch.
quatrefoil theme is continued onto the keyboard which
also has a wooden faceplate that matches the lighter
wood inside the LCD arch.
I had wanted to put the DVD-ROM and buttons in the panels
below the stained glass panels but time and design limits
dictated that I find another solution. I decided to fabricate
this small button panel and mount it inside the case.
The whole panel is removable and the DVD-ROM drive is
mounted on brackets and removable/replaceable/upgradable
if need be.
I think one of the more tasteless trends in PC casemodding lately is
to have big, obnoxious lighting effects spilling out of every
hole in the machine. I wanted my lighting to be as subtle and
ambient as possible so I added these C-shaped brass pieces around
each CCFL bulb to act as both reflectors and blinders. The polished
surface of the brass directs the light back into the case while
the small "walls" block the bulb from being directly
visible through the glass when you look at the Archbishop from
tried to make the back as interesting to look at as the
front with...yup...more quatrefoils. Some of you Catholics
may recognize this as the exact mesh used in confessionals.
This antique book serves as the pointer device. Housed inside is a Wacom
drawing tablet that can use either a pen or a mouse. Beneath
the Wacom tablet is a small, felt-lined area to store the pen
and mouse (and other valuables) while not in use. Don't freak
out, bibliophiles. This book was utterly destroyed before I modded
it. The spine was broken into 3 pieces, both covers were torn
off, and a lot of the pages had crumbled to flakes.