Relevant links. http://www.bit-tech.net/modding/2013/06/14/make-your-own-intel-nuc-case-competition/1 http://www.bit-tech.net/modding/2013/07/29/intel-nuc-case-competition-announcement/1 Intro Blah blah blah cut, thank you to Antony, bit-tech, Intel & everyone involved in running these competitions & for picking mine, I'll give it my best & I'll post updates as I usually do when I have something new to show, I'm last to start a log so didn't want anyone thinking I bagged the kit & went walkies so excuse the lack of workshop progress done so far, it's been all brain work since Wednesday so just stepping over to the physical now, there is some though. System components Intel WiFi module. Intel 30GB mSATA SSD. 2GB Kingston RAM. The center of attention. Intel NUC D33217CK Core i3-based OEM motherboard. That big bright yellow battery, think I'll make a predator stealth cloak by painting it green & sticking electronics scraps to it so it looks more in place, the Iguana battery. The front USB port took a knUck in post but fixed it straight away. No disassemble, yes disassemble. Removed the stock cooler after carefully fixing the USB port to get busy with the design & it really kept me busy since Wednesday. Top side. Bottom side. This NUC needs a home & a cooler cooler. Final design Underwear with hat & shoes on twirl. Fully dressed twirl. Better static detail looks. Partial view of the light floor in the base & a closer look at the hat. Compartment for a battery holder in the base to power a 100mm white LED strip light floor, I'll add a switch for it but I'll make that up as I get to it, might even need to add another layer to make the needed height for the batteries. This cooler cooler is a cross breed of the stock cooler, a titan cooler & a piece of my mind. First progress update. It's printer friendly. Bought the needed BGA heat sinks, laptop screws for mounting the custom cooler, 12mm acrylic slab & 10mm cube spacers, they are only drilled & tapped on 4 sides so added the extra 2 on the 8 I'll be using for this project. Drilling cube spacers, they are brass & nickel plated, I loved how easy brass is to drill & tap, so soft. Tapping to m3. 8 awesome cube spacers. Back with updates soon.