iMac G4 Touch Screen?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by OrangeSVTguy, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

    OrangeSVTguy

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    I was wondering about touch screens for older iMac G4s. I don't know if anyone has ever done this but I'd like to put one of the older iMac G4s in the kitchen and would love for it to have a touchscreen. I've heard of people using the Wacom tablets behind the LCD screens in iBooks/Macbooks to make them tablet PCs. Would this idea work in the iMac?

    I can't find anything on google, at least on the first 4 pages :(.
     
  2. nickXedge macrumors 6502

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    I have nothing positive to post on this matter.

    That being said, I am very interested in this idea and I have seen your other posts, particularly the orange Macbook you made, the one where you mix-matched the black and orange keys and there was the issue with the F6 key I believe because of the light. I'm a big fan. Orange is also my favorite color and I recently got a Tangerine Clamshell iBook and upgraded it and I use that tangerine Apple logo background you had.

    I look forward to seeing this thread unveil and what may come from it. You seem very capable of making this happen.
     
  3. OrangeSVTguy thread starter macrumors 601

    OrangeSVTguy

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    Yeah thanks for the reply. That Orange Macbook was actually someone else's, infinitethrill. I just did the orange and black iBooks that are in my sig.

    I'm eventually gonna do this. I'm just looking to see if I can find a cheap enough iMac G4, I'd really love the 20" model but can't see myself spending $400 or so on that. The 15" & 17" is more likely what I'll get and I want at least a 1ghz model so I can have the DDR and airport extreme. USB 2.0 wouldn't hurt either but I like FW more ;).

    I'm also googling to see how much space is in the LCD panel. Those wacom tablets can be had for <$50 for a 4x6.
     
  4. OrangeSVTguy thread starter macrumors 601

    OrangeSVTguy

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    Here's one I made up quickly in PS that you might like.
    Just click the link to January Desktops.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=6969028#post6969028
     
  5. linuxjuicer macrumors newbie

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    Touchscreens

    I myself an trying to tabletize an iBook g4 14" and have yet to find any touchscreens that will fit. I'm trying to get the troll touch guys to have a meeting with me to commission one but no luck so far. If anyone finds any, link it, would be much appreciated :D
     
  6. OrangeSVTguy thread starter macrumors 601

    OrangeSVTguy

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    Searching you have been doing ;).

    I got a bunch of parts from a 14" 1.42ghz if you need any minus the broken LCD. I got them listed in the marketplace on this site and I'm also listing them up on ebay. PM me if you need anything.

    I do remember reading long ago that someone that used a smaller type touch panel and it spanned the whole size of the LCD screen. Just so you don't only have the touch feature in just the little 4x6 area. I can't remember where I seen that or what product he used :(.
     
  7. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

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    I saw an episode of Pimp My Ride where they had a powerbook in the back and a touch screen connected to it put in the roof of the car. Though that is slightly different then your idea... :)
     

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