G5 Cube!


Dr. Dastardly

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Damn thats a pretty killer mod. I'd snatch one up if I had the chance.

Where does he get all the plastic and everything. I tried to bablefish the site but it comes out looking like the plans in the movie "Contact". :p
 

panphage

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Jul 1, 2003
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I think this is pretty old. Of course, I've got a cube and hang out at cubeowner.com where we obsess about all things cube, even in Japanese. :) In fact, one Japanese fellow was making a ton of cool geegaws for cubes. I can't find a link to his website.
 

Dalriada

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Aug 26, 2004
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That is just so cool, I'd snap up one immediately if they were to hit Apple store shelves. Portability of an iMac but upgradability of a PowerMac.

- Dal
 

Balin64

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Jul 23, 2002
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Dalriada said:
That is just so cool, I'd snap up one immediately if they were to hit Apple store shelves. Portability of an iMac but upgradability of a PowerMac.

- Dal
Exactly. It could be the "Mac Mini" for Pros. I would pick one up for sure.

Come on Stebe and Ives! You can do it.
 

R.Youden

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Apr 1, 2005
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It does look very cool, but is it not just an old cube put into a new housing? He didn't show making the insides fit the box. Anyway who cares. If they can make a G4 fit in a mac mini then they can make a G5 fit in a cube. Can't they?
 

aswitcher

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I wish apple would come out with a PowerMac mini...theres a market there a know. Just give it one PCI slot, up to a 250 gig HDD, a decent graphics card and 4 slots for ram and you have a damn hot mac for home users that is no where as big and hopefully a fair bit cheaper than the current PMs.
 

Platform

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aswitcher said:
I wish apple would come out with a PowerMac mini...theres a market there a know. Just give it one PCI slot, up to a 250 gig HDD, a decent graphics card and 4 slots for ram and you have a damn hot mac for home users that is no where as big and hopefully a fair bit cheaper than the current PMs.
That would be sweet if they gave us that as an update and the updated the "real" PM's at WWDC :rolleyes: :D
 

wPod

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Aug 19, 2003
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that would rock, set the price at about one grand, a little less, but not too much more (cause more than a grand you might as well get an iMac with a screen!) i would deffinly get one if i could get an affordably priced G5. instead, i think im going to get a mini at the tiger release.
 

Mr. Anderson

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wow, that's some nice work....drilling all those holes for the screen in the front and back - ouch.

Its just too bad its still a G4 inside...

D
 

840quadra

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Wow that is great!!

I am considering building a new case for my G3/4 hybrid. I spotted a post on Applefritter in regards to someone making their own G5 case out of plastic components. His attention to detail would rival this G5'ish Cube.

There are some people out there with some incredible talent!!
 

w_parietti22

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Apr 16, 2005
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Hey... My good friend Sherlock (The app) helped me to trasalate the Japanese... Here it is:

With design of POWER Mac G5 we would like to make Cube, - no ?
thought, the frame probably will be made, how it tried beginning.
First from the measurement of Cube... it started measuring size with
height gauge.

Ahead this how it keeps cooking, don't you think? it is the pleasure.

* It is? Why, making the frame applying? Even, the buying ? ??
? it is me G5 you cannot buy call to certain, from around, it is -
it is (; _; ) To that, while having made such a ? ?, such a ones
are sold seem don't you think? and, it is stimulated and the ??
? it is it is.


2003 December 1st

Well, It kinda makes since... lol. :)
 

w_parietti22

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Here is the next page:

First the material taking and the material of the wall surface which
becomes the frame are the ABS resin board. Just it made a little than
actually Cube depth.


That that we would like to attach the USB hub which becomes the
inconvenient routing you think in the excessive space which becomes
depth, what. Actually when connecting USB, the ? ?, while using
the air, being able to lay down Cube on side, it was inconvenient with
to do, the ?. Therefore don't you think?. Purchasing the hub of
thin-shaped 4 reams. This is used.


When it glued the part which it quarries out and assembled. It is the
size which around one than reality Cube has become small.


It keeps gluing the thin board to the contour for the sake of and the
strength reinforcement which provide the shield in. It is the schedule
where pasting it ends, pastes the aluminum plate of 0.3 millimeter
thick extent in the part where the inside becomes concave and makes
the shield.
 

w_parietti22

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And the Next:

Building in the USB hub in the part of the excessive space under. The
photograph is in a state where it is seen from bottom side. Actually
the schedule where in the part under the front the USB hub of 4 reams
is completed in the side one string.


When it tries inserting Cube itself (upside-down still) it processes
the frame front, the slot loading hole and the USB hub hole, in
addition it is the schedule which does activation switch some
processing and mesh processing of the surface.

Tomorrow is processing and the handle of the front.
 

w_parietti22

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And the next:

The frame front, the hole of the aluminum mesh which is the symbol of
G5 on the surface is bored. First you intended to bore the ???
? hole on back, but there being Sawayama unexpectedly, it applies
the urgent sewer aluminum mesh board to the surface, in boring the
hole to a guide. As for the hole of the thickness 2.9 millimeter
several the it is tremendous air becomes far.


The front board which is completed in the desperate thinking. When the
carex - you see with the photograph, quite it is the aluminum mesh.


To unite with the frame rear side which some days ago was made,
gluing. But self-praise it is enormous, whether the feeling which is
good


It starts the part of the handle. Bending in the earl, because
the use trap oral ? it is not good, applying heat, because it is
difficult, to bend, while bending 2 thickness 1.5 millimeter thick ABS
boards, it designates as to make compete. So, unless it does, that it
probably will return to the board, when time passes, to become
deformed, don't you think? from the ?? ?.


While to make the same guide as frame width (in surface plate V block
gluing), bending in this width, it keeps making compete.
 

w_parietti22

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And the next:

Bend it rose, the part ? ? chestnut of the leg part to disconnect,
after finishing, it glues.


The leg which is finished in the frame itself gluing that kana it
stops seeming


The ? it is the ? it is even from side side, that ? ?
to be.


It is the feeling which is good -, rear 1 set making, also upper part
probably will persevere.
 

w_parietti22

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Apr 16, 2005
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And the next:

Already, one set, it bent and rose, it is something of the same size
as the part leg part of the handle part.


Gluing the handle, it finishes the gluing surface. Considered as
wherever G5 the height 259 millimeter × width 179 millimeter × depth
183 millimeter

After this it is the cover of the transparent part and the USB
hub of the activation switch when, finishing the small place, don't
you think? it is paint, it is rear taking a rest!

And the next:

The USB cover is made. Therefore the base if you say that it is good,
it is good, but it is, after all the parenthesis bad kana and cover
were made.


Setting the USB hub to the computer, it puts the some time ago cover
here.


Because the cover it has reached the point where front side is caught,
it tried to lock with bis 2. Enclosing the cable of the excessive hub
in this.


Painting the silver where the aluminum wind the powder is rough a
little. Material feeling with this G5


The place where it attaches still was not shown don't you
think?. It is the place where you saw from back.


After this is just the transparent part of the activation switch, it
is, you insert also the Apple mark of the side or, it is rear taking a
rest!
 

w_parietti22

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Apr 16, 2005
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And the Next:

The activation switch part is made. When the transparent acrylic it
continues to be the board, because it is dull, the surface was
designated a little as round. When the transparent part that way is,
because the internal organs of Cube that way are visible, you try to
insert the acrylic board where the milk white is thin on reverse side.
Therefore the milk white acrylic you think that it transmits also the
light/write when activating.


Such a mark being attached, the ? don't you think?? In the
transparent part it tried inserting sculpture from reverse side.


When it incorporates into the frame. When is just this part, the real
thing we would like to see, is, don't you think?. It may be, is, don't
you think?.

After is, just the Apple mark of the side one more it is kana? It
flows the air which the convection is done how, don't you think? is.
Upgrading graphic card and CPU, the fan being attached, the ? person
is good, however it is probably will be, therefore as for my normal
itself, if no oak it is not, don't you think?. Therefore it turns with
the free convection and like the light basket just it is flowing, if
even the polar ? barely the air flows, don't you think? it probably
is OK what with that. As for this while looking at circumstances,
combining you attach even with the quiet small fan
 

w_parietti22

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Apr 16, 2005
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And the final page (Thank God):

Coloring the Apple logograph of side. The masking tape the clipping,
was painted with the silver of a little dense ?. Probably will be,
entirely!


Uniting lifting, all completions. Don't you think? also permeability
of light of the switch section is preeminent.


How seeing, it is mini- G5, don't you think?.


Complaint it is not it to be possible, kana you can enjoy and increase
are high?