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A mobile gaming workstation Bond would love (photos)

A DIY Xbox 360 gaming getup that 007 might actually take with him to a clandestine meeting in Prague.

Matt Hickey
With more than 15 years experience testing hardware (and being obsessed with it), Crave freelance writer Matt Hickey can tell the good gadgets from the great. He also has a keen eye for future technology trends. Matt has blogged for publications including TechCrunch, CrunchGear, and most recently, Gizmodo. Matt is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CBS Interactive. E-mail Matt.
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Demo

In the past, people used napkins and pens to sketch out their martini-powered ideas. Today, inventors like Carlos Picart and Kevin Alexander use tools like Google SketchUp to map their creations.

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Demo from the top

The project started with virtual mockups that let the gaming duo visualize how everything was going to fit together. Here, a view of the mobile gaming workstation from the top.

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Closed gaming station

The Pelican 1600 that holds all the components of the gaming getup is an industrial case with a wide variety of uses. The cases retail for about $145 new, and you can get them customized with different paddings on the inside.

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From the inside

Here is the inside of the Pelican case with the cut padding and supports in place. It's easy to buy a large chunk of foam at a craft store and X-Acto your way to a custom fit.

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Up and running

The 22-inch wide-screen LCD monitor is perfect for playing games if you're not sitting too far away. On an airplane or in a hotel room would be ideal.

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The screen

A custom piece of plastic wraps around the monitor and makes it fit snug inside the lid of the case. It looks very professional, though it's simple.

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Monitor frame

Without the foam, it doesn't look so glamorous, but you get a peek at what's inside. Note the small power strip that makes the entire thing run from one power jack.

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