Have you ever wanted a borderline useless master control panel for your computer? You know, something that looks like the controls from Star Trek, or Star Wars. Well, reddit user smashcuts has built his own. Why, because he wanted to, that’s why.
If you ever wanted to hang something very heavy that served almost no practical purpose above your desk, this control panel is for you. He used an electrical junction box as the container, and filled it with wires (duh, it’s electrical), and wood, and LEDs, and USB controllers and a fan or two.
Have you ever wondered where all the wires come from on Sci-Fi shows and movies when control panels inexplicably explode? Well, now you can rest assured and know that not only is the mess of wires realistic, but the possibility of the panel exploding is all too possible.
All the buttons he has, which number over 100, do something on his computer. These control iTunes, the volume, and starting specific playlists. Among some of the other buttons he has are links to YouTube videos, shortcuts to open most used programs, shortcuts to paste in canned text into IM windows, and random fun buttons because he had the space.
He has posted tons of photos of the build process on this imgur album, you should check it out.