The Mac Minitosh

minitosh

Hack-A-Day reader [Lee Olivares] stuffed a Macintosh Plus full of new hardware without butchering the case. From the original test fit he could see that the Mac Mini’s DVD slot lined up well with the original floppy slot, so it just needed to be widened a little bit for clearance. The monitor is black and white, but a separate VGA port has been split off for an external monitor. The original motherboard was cut down so that the original power switch and ports could be used. Any new ports were hidden behind the battery cover.

[thanks Lee and Adam]

15 thoughts on “The Mac Minitosh

  1. great hack i did one a while back with a via 500 and wireless i en=ve did the mac aquarium i love these little machines there are so many options you can do with them i may have to go back to do another viamac

    good find

    dm

  2. great hack i did one a while back with a via 500 and wireless i en=ve did the mac aquarium i love these little machines there are so many options you can do with them i may have to go back to do another viamac

    good find

    dm

  3. does anyone have any information on how to re-use the monitor to connect to a standard vga port on a motherboard.. would love to stuff a linux box into my old one since it wont matter that the screen is black and white

  4. #5 He did not use the original monitor. From the pictures i am guessing it is a tiny monitor from a point of sales system.

  5. If you read the mod carefully, you’ll see he didn’t use the original CRT, but rather used one with better resolution and better color (well no color, but 256 grays instead of B&W). Overall a great mod though!

  6. Has anyone put a mac mini inside a tray loading iMac?
    Or just used the tray loading iMac monitor connected to a mac mini?

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