The original mac of 84 was such a joy, it was so nice, small, cute and easy to use. It was an instant hit for me that I fell in love in first sight.
Then later I continued growing up and went to a technical Lycee's computer department. The school was tough but working on computers, learning about them was worth it.
I was lucky enough to be among the few who unpacked the very first mac classic imported to my country during my student apprenticeship in high school around 90 - 92. The first difference from the original mac was the machine coming to life with the sound of a fan. I worked on the machine for some weeks during the apprenticeship. I liked it so much that it visited my youth dreams of all my teenage years several times.
Then years passed. Now I'm an assistant professor in a fine arts university in Istanbul / Turkey and my lectures are all around technical stuff, electromechanics etc. trying to give some engineering understanding to industrial design students. I have also got some free time to make stuff, so i visit instructables frequently.
In one of that visits, I've searched for mac projects and saw gmjhowe's project about upgrading a 84 macintosh to run OS X Snow Leopard and liked it a lot. The same thing was in my mind for maybe 10 years but I hadn't seen anyone doing a similar thing. The project inspired me enough to start my own Mac. Though I liked mac classic more than the 84 Mac, I've planned to use a classic case.
After a search that lasted 3 months, I've found my classic in a local ebay :D for 30$ and converted it into Mawi, the MAcintosh that runs WIndows XP. If you want to build something similar, than this instructables might be helpful for you. And dont forget to visit gmjhowe's inspiring project. Type macintosh into the instructables search and you'll find everything related to mac, including gmjhowe's Snow Leopard.
Apart from this instructable, I've got a site full of free robotic projects, if you like robotics, I recommend you to take a look at them after reading this one. Its link is http://www.endtas.com
So, Lets begin....and Would you please RATE after reading? Thanks..
Step 1: Materials and tools.
•An original dead 1990 Macintosh Classic
•Several A3 sheets of modelling carton.
•A bit coloured plexyglass 4mm thick
•A netbook with a broken keyboard
•A pair of speakers salvaged from a dead toshiba notebook
•USB extension cable
•A Bluetooth dongle
•Some SUGRU for making the internal construction
•Gorilla Glue for making the internal construction
•Hot air gun
•Hot silicone glue gun
•Metal or plastic rule for measuring and cutting
•Pliers , cable cutter, scissor etc hand tools.