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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 6:42 pm    Post subject: MacMini Portable MkIII Project Reply with quote

MacMini Portable MkIII Project
Friday, November 3, 2006
Posted by: Brian

This is definitely the week of cool Mac mini mods. Our old friend Peter Green has posted some information about his Mac mini Portable MkIII Project. The MMP MkIII is powered by a 1.5GHz Core Solo Mac mini and features a custom plastic enclosure. According to Peter, "The MMP MkIII is the same height (or a little slimmer) than the original Mac mini by Apple, it's been made a little wider for extra electronics and being ergonomically better to hold." The MMP MkIII also features an integrated 8" touch screen display, and a Li-ion cell that gives it around three hours of battery life. I suggest that you head on over to Peter's site and check out the rest of the details. There are some nice pictures showing the entire project from start to finish.




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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's cool, but i don't know how that guy can see anything he's doing
it looks like a blank screen to me

if he could get a nice bright LCD in there, it'd be the cat's pajamas
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't help thinking that buying a macbook would have been better Confused

However I'd like to find out what that keyboard is that he's using.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

simonwh wrote:
However I'd like to find out what that keyboard is that he's using.


Good question. I thought it was just a knock-off Happy Hacking board at first glance, but it also appears to be wireless.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

simonwh wrote:
I can't help thinking that buying a macbook would have been better Confused


Thats what im thinking too. Also makes me realize how cool a macbook would be tablet-style with an apposable touch screen.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's good to see he's got "The Last Detail" playing on there! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

defenitly better than the last mk
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been looking for a small bluetooth keyboard and haven't found one as neat as that. Although it might NOT be BT it might be 'radio' with a USB dongle in the back of the macmini

The best one I've found has a built-in trackball but can no longer be sold in the UK (or anywhere in the EU) due to recent laws about components used (darnit!!)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a pretty nice project. It would be nice if they polished it up a little more.
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