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Yoshi's Mods: Yoshi's Boxx

Learn more about Yoshi's greatest project to date.
By Yoshi DeHerrera
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yoshi"It's a videogame console. No, wait. It's a work of art."

Yoshi's Boxx 1Some may say it's both. With Yoshi's Boxx, we bridged the divide between form and function. The Boxx provides a single physical portal for videogames, a customized case representing the emerging cyberart form known as case modifications or "case modding."

Case modding is a growing art form among geeks. Case mods are judged on the artistic beauty, technical difficulty, and uniqueness of the system. Like hot-rodders tricking out their cars, depth of complexity and brilliance of flash determines who is king of the strip. Case mods can range from simple tower detailing with airbrushed designs to wildly extravagant cases with enough lights and sounds to rival a slot machine.

The vision

What makes for a great gaming experience? Is it all about the raw numbers a system has? I don't think so. It's about what we see. We are by nature visual beings, so we like to make our environment aesthetically pleasing.

If you're like me, you prefer minimalist aesthetics. How much do you think is too much: one, three, six boxes cluttering your desktop, all of them distinctly different visually? Why not mount those systems in one box?

I had been thinking about a project like this for a while, so I decided to tear apart a few systems I had lying around and compact them into one case.

The following systems are installed in the Boxx:

  • Atari 2600
  • Nintendo Entertainment System (8-bit)
  • Microsoft Xbox
  • Nintendo GameCube
  • Sony PlayStation 2
  • A custom PC (here's the parts list)

Want to see photos? Here are preliminary photos as I built the Boxx. To see photos of the completed Boxx, click here.

Here's how I built Yoshi's Boxx.


  1. Yoshi's Mods: Yoshi's Boxx
  2. Yoshi's Boxx Preliminary Photos
  3. Planning Yoshi's Boxx
  4. Game Consoles Dry Fit
  5. Tools and Supplies
  6. Parts List
  7. Put Yoshi's Boxx Together
  8. Photos of Completed Boxx

Posted May 27, 2002

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·  Yoshi's boxx, is very cool! Ho... - Erwin Ignacio
·  YOU ARE THE KING, AND MY ROLE M... - Derrick Canfield
·  VERY COOL....I WANT ONE, er, TH... - Jerry Glodowski
·  This is beyond cool. I want on... - Phil Dinolfo
·  WHOAH!!!!!!! That is insane. ... - Richard Castelanos
·  Yoshi's Boxx KICKS ASS! I neve... - Torrey
·  We are not worthy!! I bow to y... - Dee Washington
·  For the Normal less tech Savvy.... - john riopel
·  *sniff* This truly is the pi... - Al Uriah
·  The only thing I'd add to your ... - ernest dickinson
·  Oh man Yoshi hase out done hims... - Jeremt Phillips
·  I want your box Yoshi, that was... - Ben Wallace
·  Awesome, I want one, do you len... - David Klinger
·  Hows the cooling?/ ( I didnt r... - Josh Call
·  The pictures are so small, how ... - JoeBlogs
·  can you post the video on site ... - greg
·  Yoshi, It's been said, but I wi... - Ray Mathews
·  Sweeeeeeeetttttttttt!!!!! My o... - William Marrison
·  yoshi's boxx is a dream come tr... - Aduel Gomez
·  That is an INCREDIBLY sweet con... - Patrick Tandler
·  Yoshi, would u be willing to se... - Joe Foxenberger
·  Awsome Boxx Yoshi! Now Go get s... - Jeremy Senkiw A.K.A. Cubemaster
·  Ur Rad man. I will love to hav... - Manases Ramos
·  yoshi, bring it on in some q3f ... - Buddy Nuggs
·  Please, Please, Please, sell it... - Ralph Holzmann
·  Yoshi! What can I say? Your a... - Chris Circosta
·  Hey Yoshi i love your great ide... - Ron Howard
·  DUDE!! Patent it and fast!! Yo... - Jonathan Abarquez
·  omg! wow! Now, THAT's a case m... - G. Hicks
·  Yoshi you are the God of hardwa... - John Gomez
·  I just loved this idea! I woul... - Kevin McGuire
·  I'm not worthy.... I've had to... - Robert Grabbe
·  Now this is the extrem gaming b... - Sharon McFalls
·  I'll Buy 10 of those right now!... - Bill Sharp
·  Hooo-ly!!! I wish I could do so... - Dany Shehab
·  It ain't nothing 'cause it does... - Christopher S Mills
·  Woah! This is kool. I wish i ha... - Christ Riley
·  Boy what are you doing at techt... - Mosapamo Ame
·  DUDE SWEET. Just a few question... - Mike Ferrara
·  This is an amazing idea...plain... - Tom Carroll
·  This would have been perfect if... - John Hilman
·  Nice job on your Boxx. The only... - Jake Breen
·  can you make me a yoshi's boxx ... - Bubba K
·  I can only say that I'm utterly... - Brian Smith
·  Thats is sooooo coool! Can you ... - Chad Johnosn
·  I WANT ONE lol That is the grea... - Nick Woodrum
·  Very cool box man!!! You shoul... - Arthur Bungay
·  This is the coolest thing I hav... - d-mentia
·  Atari 2600 Nintendo Entertainme... - Blah the Vampire
·  UGM, eat your heart out!... - Thomas Whitehead
·  YOURE A FREAKING GOD!!!! You ... - Anthony Gonzalez
·  You forgot some stuff! Namel... - Tarin Summers
·  Yoshi, I saw your Boxx while wa... - Raymond A. Collier
·  Sweet! Sweet ass sweet. this wi... - Been Wacker
·  Grasshopper, when you create th... - Robert Williams
·  hey that thing is awsome , I wo... - chris watson
·  Way to cool, its about time som... - Mike Strasko
·  Love the box.... just wonderin... - Abe
·  I noticed you debuted the story... - Ed Garbe
·  Michangelo's David, the DaVinch... - Scott Wardzinski
·  Really creative idea, I myself ... - Justin Bunrs
·  I would pay you to build me one... - Chris J
·  Best thing since the internet. ... - Andy Zaverl
·  To sowbu for words!! I must try... - Phillip Conrad
·  I WANT ONE!!! BAD!!! MAYBE YOSH... - venom
·  we will take that off your hand... - Markbaksh
·  Yoshi, I own pLAY-sTATION Compu... - joel Becher
·  Great Job Yoshi, I have made al... - Jason Stevens
·  hail the king... hail the king!... - CDB & co
·  What? No Sega Dreamcast... Oh y... - Nick G Kokkinos
·  What no "DREAMCAST" say it isn'... - Chuck Smith
·  i ment $5500 and this is very s... - joel becher
·  Yoshi's Boxx is a real All-In-O... - Alan Harkleroad
·  One giant omission from your Bo... - Brendan Forster
·  I WANT YOSHI'S BOXX. I will bui... - Joseph Collier
·  Women want you...geeks want to ... - John Chenoweth
·  How much did Yoshi's Boxx cost,... - Kevin Howard
·  that's amazing. just one quest... - Sanj Garg
·  u must have been bored, because... - Ae.Jae. Quinata
·  THE REAL CHALLANGE would be to ... - Ray
·  Nice, that's all I have to say.... - Brian Lietzke
·  One major problem... Memory ... - Brian Tartell
·  Dam Your Yoshi's Boxx Is So coo... - Jun Young An
·  from a guy that has played all ... - Mike Stickman Marcellus
·  Yoshi: Can you find a way to em... - Greg Kennedy
·  Yoshi's Boxx Is great. It doesn... - Nero Armada
·  First off YOSHI RULES ALL... H... - Brad Reiter
·  Your box is interesting. As i e... - Tony Bennett
·  You are awesome. I want to mak... - Steve Cohen
·  This is the coolest idea! Nice... - Andy Pitts
·  Emulators. Heard of them? I mea... - Mork from Ork
·  That is a awsome boxx. I have o... - Jess
·  Hey Everyone, I had the idea fo... - dan rose
·  AWSOME... Yoshi will you make m... - Jared Ambrose
·  Yoshie's Boxx is the freaking c... - sergio ortiz
·  I have one comment, I've heard ... - Jeremy Crawford
·  This thing is the best I have e... - Kyle White
·  You are a gaming god among men.... - Grant Johnson
·  Cool, but how does that work? ... - Jinho Choi
·  Hey Were can I buy a Yoshi's Bo... - Jeshua
·  this show is awesome and your i... - johny poophead
·  I don't realy see much of a poi... - Earl Plotner
·  Ok so now you have all the late... - Oliver "Nintendo_dragon" Pain
·  That is tight man!!!your the ma... - shocker_v5r2r2
·  Yoshi was cuting the hole into ... - Doug Knight
·  Yoshi I wish you were my dad... - Brent Foor
·  Cool... but i've done the same ... - Timothy Jones
·  IF I pay you 4 thousand dollars... - Lofton Taylor
·  It takes alot to make a grown m... - Nighthawk
·  YOSHI KEEP UP THE GOOD GEEKIE W... - yolanda carter
·  OMG! Im in the process of makin... - Andrew Borman
·  In all seriousness, I don't rea... - Virax
·  Yoshi is god...that boxx is fri... - Tim Ginter
·  that is way cool!!! a Commodor... - jay cabral
·  What no room for a PS1 and SNES... - Matthew Bach
·  Well all I can say is, Dean Kam... - Eric Sharpe
·  You know one of your viewers is... - Darleio. Sangel. Parocam
·  Good Job Yoshi! i really dig... - Eric The Kat
·  Yoshi, The BOXX, rocks!! ... - DJ
·  It's about time somebody finall... - Travis
·  Dude that is awesome, i wish i ... - Bobby Brandon
·  Yoshi's Boxx is the ultimate ga... - MIke Teaberry
·  Yoshi, you are a pure genius. I... - Paul Caro
·  Hey Yoshi, Loved the... - d0c
·  You've truely proven that anyth... - Steve Hernandez Jr.
·  Yoshi, you are the smartest per... - Julio Villalta III
·  Yoshi, It's amazing how tech... - Will Young
·  Oh my God!!!This is the coolest... - Graham Sisk
·  I was very suprised to find out... - Billy Klope

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