Turning Vintage Macs and iBooks Into iPad Stands

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by gkarris, May 16, 2011.

  1. gkarris macrumors 604

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    I've seen these type of hacks over the last year or so, and every time I see one I think, "I hope the old Mac was just a parts machine and they didn't ruin a working classic."

    The iBook version kind of defeats the purpose of the iPad to begin with. And the Macintosh one, at least this particular hack, doesn't leave room for the home button. It does look neat.
     
  3. p3t3rsn macrumors newbie

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    I think the Mac classic with the iPad looks fantastic. But then again I have very very little use for older technology in general.
     
  4. AWallen90 macrumors 6502

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    Those are pretty sweet, time to go see if I can do that will my.walstreet
     
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    Very nice! I love seeing people find interesting things to do with vintage cases (hopefully they're not gutting working machines!).
     
  6. gkarris thread starter macrumors 604

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    Usually, they're parts and the boards are bad....

    AFA the home screen, can't you access it from a keyboard (haven't been able to hook mine up to one yet...).
     
  7. Psychomacuser macrumors member

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    PowerPC hatred ON THE RISE!!!!!

    It seems that the PowerPC is now the most hated and disrespected architecture as people like yourselves, one time mac fans from the past now don't give a crap about older machines even though most are still good enough for everyday to light-moderate use.

    Its sad the other day I read on here someone took a perfectly good G5 Quad and turned it into a PC using mac parts. I guess PowerPC is worth making fun of and ridiculing, though I am not laughing at all.
     
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    It would have been really cool to have one of those iPad keyboards hooked up to the Classic with an extension cable of some kind.
     
  11. Psychomacuser macrumors member

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    How about this?

    What if I take an intel imac and convert it into a PC or hackintosh?
     
  12. DocNYz macrumors 6502a

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    Or some kind of a bluetooth hack?
     
  13. InuNacho macrumors 65816

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    Yea, I'm sure it's feasible if you had a keyboard around the same size and shape of one of the old ADB ones.
     

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