Macintosh Portable case mod is bulky, fantastic
This DIY project is as great on the outside as it is on the inside. For starters, the casing of the Portable houses a Toshiba NB100 netbook running OS X. The original keyboard is painstakingly rewired using 300 individual soldering points that connect it to a USB controller pulled from a Dell.
There's also an optical USB mouse that replaces the ball mouse. Though upgraded, the mouse still connects to the back of the computer using the original cable. A cordless drill battery provides power to the machine, which now has some modern features such as WiFi connectivity.
It's an impressive reuse of a classic computer that the maker says is "a great café computer." You can check out the modded machine in the video below.
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