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]

Comments

  1. digitalmaddog says:

    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. digitalmaddog says:

    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. stew says:

    Hooray, shmoocon coverage is over!

    Nice hack. Love mixing old and new.

  4. halokiller27 says:

    I am just hoping that appla releases a X86 Mac Mini, and valve releasing a dedicated server for OS X

  5. illwill says:

    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

  6. rmiller021 says:

    #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.

  7. El Toozero says:

    The monitor was gutted, it was dead, a new B&W SVGA CRT for POS was used (as rmiller021 noticed) the model is Miracle MT217 http://www.miraclebusiness.com/mt217.htm

  8. de SurGeon says:

    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!

  9. Artypete says:

    you should check out my Mac Mini Portable Project;
    http://homepage.mac.com/peter_green/MacMini_Portable_Project/index.html

    I’ve built the worlds smallest [that I know of!] footprint G4 Mac that can be used as a handheld battery laptop

  10. illwill says:

    if you read my post properly i wasnt asking if he
    used the old crt im asking if anyone has ever tried to mod an old one

  11. bearings says:

    i think it’s innovation.but not useful

  12. Dennis Barrett says:

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

  13. autobearings says:

    i think it’s innovation.but not useful

  14. bearings says:

    it’s so cool

  15. bearings says:

    it’s so cool

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