I had an old electrical typewriter from the Swedish manufacturer Facit at home for the kids to play with. It was a huge 40 pound heavy mechanical wonder, its die cast aluminium shell crammed with springs, levers and other components. It looked like this: A couple of years ago I made a mod called "All work and no play" and I missed the wonderful feeling of creation so some while ago I snatched the kids typewriter and began planning. First of all I disemboweld the machine, 18 pounds of complicated metal parts ended up in a "good to have" box. I decided to make room for a regular PSU a MATX mobo, one or two HDD's and a slim-lin slot in DVD. Things have moved slow since then, but now the basics are done. Here are the lower part of the shell, with the DVD slot visible: Lower system tray with PSU holder, grommet mounts for HDD, hacked fan and thick metal slab for DVD mount: Mobo tray in place: Interior mounted in shell with anti vibration grommets: The part that so far have caused the most headache: Front mounted: Keyboard and roof in place: Last major part mounted: There are as you can see many things to work with in this project but for the first time I can really see this coming to an end. The rectangular hole to the left of the KB I will have a "glowing letter" indicator for HDD activity, caps lock, num lock and so on. I will propably have the case powder coated to replicate it's original finish. One of the reasons for all the time this have taken is that it's really is a zero budget project. I have used scrap material and leftovers. I have bought some metal filled epoxy, some screws and the anti-vibration grommets. The two most expensive parts so far is a rubber silenced HFX DVD drive I picked up on a sale and the refurbished SMK-85 keyboard. It will propably continue to be zero-budget in the near future so every steps that require cash will have to wait. Last note: sorry for the whitebalance in the pics, I will try correct this later on. Thank you for looking!