X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Powerbook Becomes Desktop Mac [Casemod]

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

While it’s common for casemodders to go to great lengths to convert their desktop systems into portables, It’s not often that I see laptops transformed into desktops. But in this case, the end result is truly a major improvement over the original.

Apple PowerBook Desktop Casemod

This beautiful acrylic and perforated steel system started out as a beat-up Apple PowerBook that was nearly at death’s door. But modder Richard Hunt took his lemons and made some serious lemonade when he took his beat up old PowerBook, ripped it down to its bones, and placed its guts inside his slick hand-built case.

PowerBook to Desktop Casemod

According to Hunt: “the case is made of two sheets of white acrylic, bolted together by socket countersunk screws. I’ve used 15mm chrome pipe as the four spacers between the acrylic sheet. The perforated steel was cut to my specifications by a very helpful chap found on eBay. Cutting the CD drive slot was a little tricky, as was drilling the power button hole, but once done they seem to function ok.”

As an added bonus, the system retained its original laptop battery, so it’s got sort of a built-in UPS.

The mod really proves that you don’t have to throw out your old systems if you’ve got time, talent and creativity.

[MacMod via NOTCOT]

Deals in The Technabob Shop




More from Awesomer Media...

DIY Custom Car Horn Sounds

DIY Custom Car Horn Sounds

Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Up Close

Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Up Close

Watch as a Honda Civic Type R Sets FWD Nürburgring Record

Watch as a Honda Civic Type R Sets FWD Nürburgring Record

RJ Anderson Dominates the Dirt in a Modded Polaris RZR

RJ Anderson Dominates the Dirt in a Modded Polaris RZR

Star Trek Sticky Notes Klingon to Everything

Star Trek Sticky Notes Klingon to Everything

Star Trek: TNG Baby Announcement

Star Trek: TNG Baby Announcement

Advertisement