One Star Trek fan turned a Starfleet Shuttlepod into his personal PC.
I adore anytime a Star Trek fan creates something. It’s always unique and interesting, and dare I say inspiring. The latest fan-inspired project comes from James, aka TimeTravelingTech. This YouTuber is not only a content creator but a really impressive tech guy. He’s created a lot of personal PCs before, but this time he used a 3D printer to recreate the shuttle pod from the U.S.S. Enterprise-D.
The shuttlecraft itself, according to tomshardware.com, seems to be a Type 6 shuttlecraft, mostly seen in both the fifth film, The Final Frontier, and the fifth season of the Next Generation. Using AutoDesk Fusio 360, James was able to create the design and then printed the case using a 3D printer, building the housing unit piece by piece.
As far as builds go, this is one of the better ones we’ve seen in recent times. What’s most impressive, however, is that he’s using an early 90s mouse, designed after a Star Trek phaser, to pull off the vibe of the computer.
To find one of those, in working shape mind you, is a feat in itself.
You can learn more about the PC, the components, and how he did it in his video below.
Star Trek fans continue to prove their ingenuity
Star Trek fans are constantly impressing us with their wild ideas, come to life. We have one fan that rebuilt the entire original series in a sound stage in the middle of New York. Another fan in Indiana who built his basement to be like a Starfleet ship, and countless fans who run either a fan-built museum or have petitioned local governments to build statues in honor of the characters themselves.
Not even the actors, but the actual characters they played. There are currently a Captain James Kirk statue in Iowa, and a Kathryn Janeway statue in Indiana, both funded and designed by fans.