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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:08 pm    Post subject: Mac mini Portable Project Reply with quote

Mac mini Portable Project
Thursday February 9, 2006

Peter Green has posted pictures and information about his Mac mini portable project, otherwise known as the "MMP" on his website. Before you go and say, "Why didn't he just buy a iBook or PowerBook?" Give this guy some credit for the concept. There are definitely some interesting modifications going on here. First off, he built a custom enclosure for his 1.25GHz Mac mini that includes an 8" TFT LCD and touchpad. The enclosure itself measures 8.5" x 6.5", and is made out of 3mm aluminum sheeting.

The thing we found most interesting about the "MMP" was how it gets its power from a single 14.8V Lithium-Ion battery. Make sure you check out the rest of Peter's pictures in the "Designing the Case" and "First Tests" sections on his website. the rest of Peter's pictures in the "First Tests" section on his website.



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll give the guy props for the mod, but I would have bought a 12" iBook and called it a day. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like a portable DVD player. I'm sure it has it uses. Plus he must of had time on his hands.
I agree though, iBook and call it a day.

Noticed all those vertical lines in his PowerBook's screen also.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SOCOMRAIDER wrote:
Noticed all those vertical lines in his PowerBook's screen also.


Wow, those look bad. That could be why he's staying away from Apple laptops. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

why didnt he just buy a ibook, powerbook or macbook?

it looks like crap, what a waste of time and money. if he wants to make computers; he should make somthing practable. who wants to turn theyre mac mini into that?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you guys are missing the point. If he wanted an iBook, I'm sure that's what he would have done. The point was to do it to do something different. Think different... right? lol

Props on getting it done.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Props on getting it done.


Agreed. I'm sure there is some personal satisfaction in putting together a project like this and getting it to work. Some people just like to tinker around.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty cool. I think it would have looked better with a silver LCD. What I really want to know is how much running time he is getting with the batteries?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good job and props to the man getting it done for the geek factor.

But how lame. It's ugly, not really portable, and the screen is only 8"? I do believe that's what a laptop is for.
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