AT-AT computer: The guts
The sluggish AT-AT vehicle from "The Empire Strikes Back" means a lot to "Star Wars" fans, notably among them master computer modifier Sander van der Velden.
The adventuresome Dutch tinkerer, a self-confessed sci-fi addict, took apart a 2-foot-tall Hasbro AT-AT replica and inserted a powerful water-cooled computer. The results impress, but go a step further with the addition of an illuminated stand and tube lighting inside the lumbering crawler. As you can see in this image, the midsection of the Hasbro AT-AT contains the brains of the computer, with water-cooling blocks covering all the bases on the motherboard. Accessory cabling runs down into the tall legs of the toy.
Click through our gallery to see images of the build process, leading up to the revelation of a truly epic "Star Wars"-themed computer.
May 9, 2012 10:57 AM PDT
Photo by: Sander van der Velden
| Caption by: Christopher MacManus
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