Most of our readers probably know quizz_kid, the Swedish modding enthusiast, who created such cool modding projects as R-Kaid-6, M4 and Sputnik 0667. Well, quizz_kid didn’t plan to stop there, so he started a new modding project called REDELUX.
While based on the design of R-Kaid-6, the new custom modding project will be essentially an all-in-one PC. Aside from traditional PC hardware components, quizz_kid also plans to install many interesting devices into this project, such as a small Dell M110 LED projector and a sound system. The REDELUX modding project will also feature a front panel different from R-Kaid-6, two wireless gamepads and a trackball.
Since REDELUX, just like the R-Kaid-6 modding project, is designed as a compact computer, which will be primarily used for emulating a whole range of classic video game consoles (NES, SNES, Sega, Neo Geo), its hardware won’t display any signs of extreme performance with a compact Dell Optiplex gx260 PC acting a parts donor. As for the emulator, this project will use MAME with a customized shell.
A custom trackball will be an another interesting part of the REDELUX modding project: since there are currently no wireless trackballs available on the market, quizz_kid decided to make one himself. To make a custom trackball, quizz_kid will use a wireless mouse, components from a regular trackball and a 51 mm diameter ball made from Tiger Eye chatoyant gemstone as parts. The said gemstone doesn’t only look good (see for yourself in the photo below), but also has a color scheme, that will fit the wooden parts.
The work on the REDELUX is already in full swing, so, in you are interested in this modding project, you can follow its build process in its worklog on Bit-tech.