Ideas for my new free G3 iBook

So I just got a free 700mhz G3 iBook, 40gig HDD, 384 megs of RAM. It's got the classic pinched cables in the hinge problem, meaning the backlight isn't working right. I'm just looking for ideas of what I should do with it because I'm thinking about making an instructable for whatever I do. Current Ideas are Set Top box for my tv, ghetto apple tv Fix the screen, duh Steampunk it Make a new case and make it a desktop Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.

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LinuxH4x0r9 years ago
make it into a projector of use vlc to stream music and video to you living/entertainment room
RugbySteve (author)  LinuxH4x0r9 years ago
Something else I was thinking of was building a retro briefcase mod, like a 50's style laptop.
Sweet! That would look awesome!
RugbySteve (author)  LinuxH4x0r9 years ago
Yeah, the only problem is I have too many ideas right now and not enough time. The reason I like this idea is that it allows me to add stuff to the laptop like a webcam and a better keyboard / mouse set up.
RugbySteve (author)  LinuxH4x0r9 years ago
Yeah, i was actually considering the projector route. I just thought I'd do something new for the instructable because there are a few of that kind on here already. Just trying to doing something new and helpful. As for the vlc route, I was thinking of using one of the iBook rca cables that plug into the headphone jack instead of streaming. Although at the same time I've seen some cool headless mac servers that i could do too.
I meant to stream from another one to it. You could have it do both streaming and be a server
RugbySteve (author)  LinuxH4x0r9 years ago
Wow, it's sad that I actually didn't think of that at all, haha. I like that idea too, i've got my xbox with XBMC on it already though.
xACIDITYx9 years ago
Where can I get an iBook? Are they decently cheap?
RugbySteve (author)  xACIDITYx9 years ago
You could always look at eBay, if you're seriously looking, go for a G4. The G3's can't handle leopard. They're a couple hundred bucks usually.
I'm looking for a laptop for email and browsing the web as well as simple apps. I don't care if it's outdated or anything. Since the Macbooks are standard, I figured iBooks may be cheaper. How much is a g4?
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