Made by Paladin (Patrick Betz) and Nemesis (Oliver Peier), White Ball was one of the many modding projects that attracted the attention of the public at DCMM 2012. This project became a finalist in two of the six categories of the contest, taking an honorable third place in both of them. These catergories were Cases on the Move (a category for modding project with a significant number of moving parts) and 24 Hours Live-Modding.
While the White Ball modding project is considered a classic case mod, since a BitFenix Prodigy enclosure is used as the base of the project (using this case was dictated by rules of the contest), the overall concept of the project isn’t very common for a case mod. The compact PC enclosure from BitFenix, which is used in this modding project, resides inside a white steel sphere, which is openable. The sphere is installed on the stand, which doesn’t only rotate, but also acts as a cable feed. Fun fact: the steel sphere that was used in the White Ball modding project previously served as a heating system expansion tank and was modified on site — it was cut in half, cleaned from rust, painted and made into a part of this modding project.
If you are interested in the White Ball modding project, then you can get all of the details behind it in its forum worklog on Bit-tech forums or on the german website WeModIt (through Google translate). You can also view the accelerated build process of this project in the video embedded below.