Guy turns a new Hot Wheels computer into a high-tech gaming PC

We can only imagine how well this thing works with racing games.

Hot Wheels released a personal computer in 1999. The last time the flame-wrapped piece of blue plastic and circuitry graced our website, Joe Blevins described it as “a child’s idea of ​​what a personal computer should look like” which was, in the end, “a bunch of badly made, cheap bric-a-brac”.

Despite this, the Hot Wheels Patriot Computer has maintained a hold on the minds of many computer enthusiasts who understand that while the device itself may have been a failure at launch, it is still undeniable to use. a computer created from bright blue and yellow plastic for playing video games and filing your taxes.

the latest example of thisfollowing the 2016 restoration attempt which prompted our latest editorialjust Stem Modsa YouTube channel dedicated to modifying video game consoles and PCs.

After a friend informed him of a clearance sale for an old computer warehouse, Shank Mods found and purchased one of the Hot Wheels computers. Since his original motherboard was corroded, Shank “chose to give [the computer] new life as a dormant gaming PC.

Not content with overhauling his internals, Shank has gone to great lengths over the past two years to find the rest of his chunky plastic accessories, picked up a companion Barbie PC published at the same time like the one from Hot Wheels, and, thanks to an unexpected sponsorship from a computer store, collected cutting-edge components to stick inside the old kid’s toy.

The finished product is a bizarre beast that looks like a collection of daycare scraps while still being able to play recent games like Control and Infinite Halo. It’s beautiful.

To verify the video to see how much work went into making this ridiculous idea a reality, then wait for Shank Mods to come up with his next project, which if we’re lucky might involve transforming a Furby in a smartphone.

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Robert P. Miller