G3 iMac Lite Brite

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  1. Sir Tony macrumors member

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    I got a little bored over my holiday break from college and decided to make a Lite Brite out of my old iMac. What do you think?!?! I am planning out an Apple themed design for it, rainbow Apple logo?

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  2. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Is that the new Resolution Independence feature that comes with Leopard? ;)
     
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  4. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

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    That's really cool. Looks like a fun project.

    Yes. What's your secret?
     
  5. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    From the looks of things: Screwdriver, Hands, Old Lite Brite, Old iMac, and Double-Sided Tape / Velcro.

    A Bending Unit may also be of some service.
     
  6. Sir Tony thread starter macrumors member

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    Just gutted my old iMac, the Lite Brite is the same size as the screen opening, used Velcro to mount the Lite Brite to the front screen bezel, ran the cord out the back, that's it!
     
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    If it works, you better not.
     
  10. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Well - unless they scrap the guts - not like they can't remove the velcro and put the guts back in.
     
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    It stoped working weeks ago
     
  12. SteveG4Cube macrumors 6502

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    Like you've never hacked apart a perfectly good Mac out of boredom :p
     
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    Be careful removing the CRT so you dont go flying across the room with spiky hair.
     
  14. Sir Tony thread starter macrumors member

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    My iMac was long gone! So I wasn't too afraid of getting a nice little zap. How long will a CRT hold a charge?
     
  15. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    Few weeks IIRC.
     
  16. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    I second that. CRTs hold a supermassive amount of charge in them, even after they've been unplugged for months.

    Touch the wrong part on a CRT and it'll kill you.
     
  17. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    If it's unplugged - won't likely kill you. It'll hurt like a MOFO, but that is usually the extent of it.

    It's the capacitors that get ya when unplugged. Flyback is only dangerous when it's under power.

    My friend knows that a live 300VDC cap feels like, I can ask him to describe it for ya. ;)
     
  18. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

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    It hurts an unbelievable amount. You can easily make a 270V taser out of a disposable camera. A guy at school hooked two together and got me on the arm. 540V leaves two nice marks for about a month afterwards
     
  19. cagilber macrumors newbie

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    Need inspiration for the Apple logo?
     

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    and to think i just gave away a broken imac g3, wish i would have seen this before giving it away, very neat. I remember seeing somewhere that someone made a fish tank out of one.
     
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    Oh I have; but with intentions of making it better instead of breaking it (Which always seems to happen...)
     

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