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MonkeyBidouilleBy MonkeyBidouille
First created
MonkeyBidouilleBy MonkeyBidouille
First created
€2,846
pledged of €35,000pledged of €35,000 goal
9
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, February 9 2018 5:29 AM UTC +00:00

About

Product : A new approach of personal desktop computer 

Inspired by vintage 70s electronics, we made a timeless design PC case, built with high-grade materials for tech and design lovers.

Built to accept Micro-ATX motherboard and SFX/SFX-L power supply, the PC case by MonkeyBidouille is a powerful computer for graphic designers, gamers and for enlightened users. 

Wood for sensuality, a durable and eco-friendly material. Aluminium and steel for strenght. Our PC case is made by hand in our workshop, and is going through a manufacturing process we have been polishing the previous year.

Features : as unique as you are. 

We are convinced that a computer is and should be personal. Just like you, it’s a tool we use on a daily basis for work, gaming, and entertainment. We always want to get the best out of our computers. And just like our phones, our computer is a companion and an important tool in our life. To make your computer, your very own personal computer, we offer different personalization features :

Specifications : let’s be technical

Technical history 

When we first started thinking about the technical aspect of the MonkeyBidouille PC case, we knew we wanted the best of both world : performance and design. No compromises.

That’s why we chose to make the case very simple and very efficient, in multiple scenarios.

  • Performance

We are gamers. We are graphic designers. We know what it takes to game at 4K, or play games at 144hz. We know what it takes to render 3D graphics. We tested the very best graphics card in our PC case, and went through benchmarks and performance measuring. With MonkeyBidouille, you are never limited.

We tested the PC case with various hardware.

  • Silence and coolness
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With our MonkeyBidouille PC Case, we decided to offer a full cooling solution. After multiple trials, we settled for fan cooling. The PC Case comes with 3 very high quality fans, remaining silent and cool in every situations. Airflow has been maximised, without compromising design nor performance. To speak the truth, if you plan to use a mechanical keyboard with a MonkeyBidouille PC, that would be the loudest part in your machine. The whole case contains close to no screws and has been tested to prevent all kind of vibrations and unwanted noises. 

  • Scalability, durability

You are able to use almost any part in our PC case. Standard Micro ATX motherboard, full size desktop graphics card (up to 14 x 29 x 5cm), 2.5 and 3.5 hard drives, SFX/SFX-L power supply… You name it. Full performance and adaptability. 

  • Slim, horizontal design
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With a height of only 12cm, MonkeyBidouille provides you with a horizontal, slim PC case, able to stand out in all situations.

Story : From dream to reality 

MonkeyBidouille started two years ago with two friends and shared passions for electronics, DIY projects and design. Ten years of friendship finally resulting in one irrepressible ambition to deliver the best. 

It all started when Antoine asked Maxime : « Why do smartphones get better design and materials, years after years, but computer don’t ? ». This question was the trigger to the process of creating MonkeyBidouille. In 2015, we started customizing vintage electronics of the 70s, integrating Raspberry Pi and building media centers. This is when we learned about electronics, parts and… Bidouille. This is a french word to describe the action to tinker. This became our philosophy. Striving for the best, always making things happen no matter what. We literally started « the Monkey Bidouille ». 

In 2016, we wanted to go further and offer the world our vision of the desktop computer. Maxime started working on design and inspirations, mainly from 70’s industrial design : cars, boats, furnitures and, obviously, electronics. We wanted our project to be a love letter to our beloved vintage electronics. Maxime, then an accomplished skateboarder got the idea : why not making a PC case with bent wood, just like skateboards are shaped ? From 2016 to 2017, we started working on the product you are seeing today. We had to learn about the whole manufacturing process and the tools. After several prototypes, we made it.  

The rewards

Risks and challenges

Now, in 2018, we want to go further and offer our PC Case to our community. To all tech and design lovers.
We applied for a booth at CES 2018, and our application was confirmed. January 2018 will be the first public reveal of our PC Case. This happened after months of work and personal investment.
We never asked anyone money. We funded all research and development, as well as the prototype. We carefully chose and worked in cooperation with factories in France, some of them implied in huge consumer electronic products, investing all our energy and money. We did it the way we wanted to. We strongly believe in our product, and we know we will be able to deliver it to you. We secured and finished all the preliminary work. And now, you are able to join us and be part of our story.
We will be offering backers a very limited number of PC case. This campaign will help us to start producing our PC case for you : we need more room and a better workshop, more materials, to start offering our PC Case to you.
Be part of our adventure !

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    Official MonkeyBidouille Supporter

    You are officially part of MonkeyBidouille history.
    Thank you!
    You will get an exclusive access to our blog, your name on our website and personal thank you message.

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    One MonkeyBidouille PC Case in classy wood finish, exclusive access to our blog, your name on our website and personal thank you message, and a Super Early Bird Certificate!
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    One MonkeyBidouille PC Case in classy wood or Cadillac Blue finish, exclusive access to our blog, your name on our website and personal thank you message, and an Early Bird Certificate!
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    One MonkeyBidouille PC Case in classy wood or Cadillac Blue or screenprinted Black & White finish, exclusive access to our blog, your name on our website and personal thank you message, and a Limited Certificate!
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    One MonkeyBidouille PC Case in classy wood or Cadillac Blue or screenprinted Black & White or screenprinted Color pattern finish, exclusive access to our blog, your name on our website and personal thank you message, and a Super Limited Certificate!
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    One of Two

    One MonkeyBidouille PC Case with the finish of your choice : Wood, Custom color, screenprinted or pyrography.
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