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Retro Mac Hacker Puts Mini Inside Disk ][ Drive

 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:59 pm    Post subject: Retro Mac Hacker Puts Mini Inside Disk ][ Drive Reply with quote

Retro Mac Hacker Puts Mini Inside Disk ][ Drive
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Category: Mac mini

Cult of Mac - "Wow, here’s a fantastic hack from the RetroMacCast forum, in which contributor Charles Mangin creates a new body for a Mac mini - using the body of an ancient Apple Disk ][ drive.'

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



I forgot how honking those 5 1/4 inch Apple drives were.

I'm not sure how the video and USB ports etc. are accessed. If you have to wedge the video cable through the port where the power cable is, then that's pretty lame. I may be wrong but it looks more like a hack in progress.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/15994009@N06/3264203414/sizes/m/in/set-72157613485047505/

looks like that's the case. Sorry to be a party pooper. With all the great mini mods out there, this hack needs more work. There is certainly room within the case to complete this hack.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope I don't offend anyone by saying this...

But why oh why would you want to put a perfectly easy to use Mini that is also a thing of great beauty, into a Fugly box like that ?

Clearly some people have more money than sense. Crying or Very sad

Aqua

That said...if they want a real worthwhile challenge.

They could spend their money on designing a Mini that's got Apple Tv all rolled into one compact unit.
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