Simple Powerbook 160 idea

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by ITASOR, Nov 6, 2005.

  1. ITASOR macrumors 601

    ITASOR

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    So today I said, what the heck am I going to do with all these Powerbook 160 parts?

    So, I made this:

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    Yeah, OS 7.0....here's another picture...

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    tah-da!:

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    Is this project pointless? Yes. Is it cool? Kinda.

    Not sure what I'm going to do about a light just yet. I might get a flat, no heat LED light to go behind it. I got the LCD's backlight (LCD not shown in photos) to go on without any signal from the computer, so I could use that, but I would need to convert the LCD's power source to a regular 120V plug to plug in...a cheap flatish light sounds easier.

    Well...just an idea if you have an PB parts and are bored. :)
     
  2. Aarow macrumors 6502a

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    Cool! Don't know what it is, but it looks cool.
     
  3. ITASOR thread starter macrumors 601

    ITASOR

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    I guess I should explain, sorry. :eek:

    It's only a piece of paper taped to the inside of a powerbook 160 screen bezel. The paper is a screen shot from MacOS 7.0. Then there's a light in back of it to simulate the backlight that an LCD would have. I'm going to mount it on my wall, it'll look nice at night.
     
  4. Melkor macrumors 6502

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    That's pretty cool. But if you mount it on your wall, how will you put the light behind it? I don't think it would look much without the light.
     
  5. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    woah! Cool!

    I have a few dead 150s that I could do this to...

    *scratches chin*
     
  6. macEfan macrumors 65816

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    looks cool. Yeah use a LED lamp so you dont catch your house on fire :)
     
  7. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

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    I got an idea, get a metal neck from a lamp, remove the light part and attach the lcd to the end and run the wires down where the ac wires go, then you can have a really cool clock or somthing like that. imac 160
     
  8. jamesW135 macrumors 6502a

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    Whoa, thats really cool but just to make the effect get low powered led buld it will kind of make it glow.
     

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