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Not quite 'The Brick,' but fun anyway

It's many bricks, technically: Lego Bricks. Students at the San Francisco Art Institute used 2,588 bricks to build an enormous Mac Pro case. The design wasn't without its problems -- partway through the movie, three "Lego engineering catastrophes" forced the addition of a support beam under th...

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MacMod '07 has begun

Each August, we anticipate the start of the MacMod Challenge, a time for case modders to compete for bragging rights and glory (among other prizes). Last year's entries included the iMac mini LCD and the Tonka iMac. In fact, did the 2005 challenge produce the first iMac with "Intel inside?" The list...

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MacMod booth tour

The mad modders at MacMod have their very own booth at Macworld this year with a myriad of mods on hand for your enjoyment. Go check them out and say hello at booth N4320 in the oft-neglected North Hall of the Moscone Center. While you're there, grab a Sharpie and autograph the PowerMac to be a par...

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Variations on a theme: It's not a Mac O'Lantern, it's a Pumputer

More Halloween hacks for you - check out the Pumputer, made by Brenda and Adam. They say "The Pumputer was conceived of to bring home the company's carving contest award for the Information Technology department. A 1990 Macintosh Classic computer was obtained and carefully dismantled. After inserti...

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2006 MacMod entries are in!

Oh, how I love the annual MacMod challenge. The entries for 2006 are in, and some of them are just great. Check out the Clockintosh, the iMac mini LCD (a mini with a LCD right in the top of the case, maybe my favorite mod this year) and the Tonka Mac. Voting ends on Tuesday, September 12. Here's hop...

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A Mac mini in an NES

This is an impressive mod. Brent Housen's friend has taken a Mac mini, gutted it, and reassembled it inside an 'old school' (as the kids say) NES. The power button on the NES puts the Mac mini to sleep, and the Reset button ejects the CD tray. Pretty sweet, I just hope you don't have to blow on the...

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Crazy Eastern European G4 Car Mod

If there was ever a doubt about Eastern European Mac fans, let that shred of uncertainty be squelched. Today on MacMod one of the most amazing car installs of a Mac I have ever witnessed was posted after being translated [from Czech?]. Jiri Jirout first created a custom housing with waterproof-yet-b...

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How To: Build your own computer speakers

I am not an audiophile by any means. My iMac is hooked up to some JBL creature speakers which sound just fine to me. However, if you are an audiophile and a do it yourselfer (another group I do not count myself amongst) then has MacMod got the project for you! With the help of some tools and some ra...

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