How to become a modding and hardware pro
Many dream of turning their passion and hobby into a career. Antony Leather has achieved this. A writer, technical editor and reviewer at Bit-Tech, Antony will share with you the key knowledge needed to find sponsors for your mods and hacks, how to sell your creations to companies or individuals as well as tell you about his experience writing articles, running tests and covering events.
Speaker: Antony Leather (UK) is a writer at BitTech and CustomPC and is a specialist in high performance hardware analysis and overclocking.
Mods can surprise us thanks to their originality. So learn how to impress your own personality on your PC just by modifying the peripheral devices. Jani will teach you how to make the most original engraves and they way to add some lights and details. Just a few touches can turn your mouse or your loudspeakers into something unique.
Speaker: Jani Pönkkö (Finland). Metkumods webmaster and founder. This is the veteran modding website in Europe and one of the most visited. It's a reference to every computer personalization fan. Since its founding, Jani combines web support and updating the webiste with his work as information and project manager at Visetec Oy, a service focused engineering agency.
Workshop - Galileo stage & Workshop 2 area
Steampunk: retrofuturistic modding
In the Victorian Age, the biggest geniuses imagined how the future will be. Taking this spirit, Steampunk esthetic was born. This style is characterized by details that remind us the Industrial Revolution, the steam machines… Our modders will teach us the keys about this trend and will be showing some of their creations like the Steampunk Laptop, Keyboard and Plasma Curler, Dr. Brain, the Iphone Horn and more A hands on workshop will also take place in the Workshop 2 area.
Speakers: Admiral Ravensdale is one of the most active and renowned German Steampunk inventors and modders.
Sven Möller is a home constructor, an inventor and a dreamer. If you ask him who guided him and who inspired him, then this people comes in mind: Carl Benz, Guglielmo Marconi, James Watt, Thomas Alva Edison, Nicolas Tesla, Graf Zeppelin, Phillip Reiss and Charles Lindberg. Jules Verne, Hans Dominik, Isaac Asimov und Bernhard Kellermann and as well Otto Hahn, Prof. Dr. Heinz Haber, Werner von Braun and the unforgotten Bernhard Grizmek.
Illumination and cabling
Perfect casemod aesthetic and best performance are two essential characteristics in modding. Practice with different types of lighting to achieve attractive results at low cost, understand how the planned organization of the PC's cabling makes it look more professional and allows an improvement in the airflow, reducing noise and prolonging the lifespan of your hardware.
Speaker: Rodolfo Soler "Wolf" is an industrial technical engineer specialised in mechanics. As a renowned modder he is the admin of the Spanish modding and hardware forum hard-h2o.com. He has given numerous workshops on hardware and cooling at previous Campus Parties. He designed and implemented the millennium mod and has been a judge in various modding competitions.
Workshop - Workshop 2 area
Techniques and materials
If you want to be a remarkable modder, you need to know how to work easily with any kind of materials but also which kind of tool is better to make the most of wood, metal or even methacrylate. Come to this workshop to learn which are the basic tools you need to handle and the most incredible secrets to build an unbelievable mod.
Speakers: Stefan and Martin Blass (babetech.de). They build together several hundred casemods / scratch build Computers over the last years (the most of them as commissioned builds for customers) but also nearly 100 only for us. Over the years, they have also earned a "few" achievements, like a first place on the German Casemodding Mastership in the Category for Modded Notebooks or several other trophies which were earned due to the one or other contests. Their most important achievement was placing one of their projects in a Museum Exhibition which runs over 2 years in 2 different Museums.
Campus Party Modding Awards
During these sixteen years, Campus Party has gathered the most prestigious modders. We had the opportunity to see works of art and ingenious designs. Stay tuned to our website; shortly we will publish the requirements to participate in our modding competition. We will reward the best mods into categories related to the design and construction of these. So if you're finishing your project, we hope to see you in Berlin.
- Casecon: case built from zero
- Casemod: modified commercial case
- Originality/Creativity: most original or creative case
Awards for each cathegory:
- 1st winner: 600€
- 2nd winner: 300€
- 3rd winner: 150€