Our Fur E Napkin Sketch Contest ends tomorrow

I suppose it's the nature of a napkin sketch to be a last-minute endeavor. That said, if you were thinking about entering our sketchy contest, time is nearly up. Entries need to be posted in the contest thread by 11:59 PM CT tomorrow night. When we announce the winners next week, we'll find out if my fake review of a fuzzy computer case actually convinces someone to choose it over more conventional options.

If you're, uh, drawing a blank, here's some advice. When it comes to zany PC-related inventions, just look around your desk and ask yourself, "how can I make one of the devices I'm staring at less practical?" I've posted one of my ideas above to help get your creative juices flowing and to assure you that you don't need artistic talent to enter. It's a trackball, but it also has an optical sensor on the bottom so you can use it like a mouse. You can set the sensitivity of the ball separate from the main sensor and sell it as an ultra-precision input device by adding the maximum DPI values together. I'm fairly certain that's a legitimate marketing strategy.

Now get sketching and share your own cockamamie contraption with the rest of us before it's too late.

Colton Westrate

I post Shortbread, I host BBQs, I tell stories, and I strive to keep folks happy.

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    • chuckula
    • 3 years ago

    Take my idea and run with it if you want: A cylindrical PC case with a rotating section in the middle that flips every so often to drive a gravity-fed water cooling loop.

    • crabjokeman
    • 3 years ago

    I thought the picture represented some kind of dual GPU design for a laptop. A mouse? Oh, now I see it… I think.

    • odizzido
    • 3 years ago

    I have no use for the case so I am not entering, but mine would be a toilet that uses the water in the reservoir to cool your CPU. You can piss, flush, and keep that CPU cool without those pesky loud fans or expensive heatsinks.

      • Drachasor
      • 3 years ago

      Err, just how often do you use the toilet?

    • bhtooefr
    • 3 years ago

    Fun fact: IBM actually sold a trackball that could be flipped over and used as a mouse – it was the original TrackPoint, an accessory for the L40 SX laptop.

      • ImSpartacus
      • 3 years ago

      That’s just clever design.

      This is a computer case with hair.

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