I wanted a change for my green and white plastic XO OLPC. I copper leafed the top and bottom, wood grained the edges, and added wood details.
Too bad these little laptops are no longer available. It looks really really cute. And I like the teapot too!! We used to have a company called Dock 14? Dock 44 ? I've forgotten, something similar to your Building 19. The only things we have remotely similar but not as cool is Tuesday Mornings (corporate??!!) and umm oh Big Lots. And a local place called The Yard.<br><br>Wonder how it would be to find an antique Osborne computer and steampunk it? maybe a wooden like &quot;case&quot;... the copper foiling... the mind boggles!
I love that, and could you PM me where you got your teapot? Its adorable and I am dying for one!
really? this is about a laptop not a teapot! but thats okay cause jesus loves you! :) cool laptop!
Oh ya no the laptop looks great, I was just hoping that MAYBE she painted the teapot.
haha, okay! do you do that a lot or something?
I got the teapot for $2 at building 19. Building 19 is a store that sells liquidated inventory, so you never know what you are going to find.
&nbsp; Do you know where to pick up OLPC inexpensively?&nbsp; I've been trying to win one on ebay, but they go for way over $200 even though the new touch screen dual screen models are to sell for half that when they come out!&nbsp; They do have nice range on Wi-Fi though!<br />
They aren't offering them for sale to the general public anymore.&nbsp; You can only pay for one to be shipped to third world kids.&nbsp; The only ones available to the public were purchased in the BOGO deal XO did some time ago (around Christmas 2008, I think it was) where you could buy two and you would get to keep one while the other was shipped off.&nbsp; Perhaps they will run the deal again in the future.<br /> <br /> This same sort of fun could be accomplished on any old laptop, though.&nbsp; Just be careful not to cover any important vents or allow internal parts to become damp with paint/glue etc.&nbsp; <br /> <br /> I am curious, though, does the leafing stand up well to travel?&nbsp; If you actually take your laptop from place to place, this sort of embellishment may rub off, particularly if you frequently slide the computer in and out of a carrying case.&nbsp; <br />
I knit all the time, so I have a knitted bag for my laptop.&nbsp; I only occasionally take it traveling since I need a windows machine for my work. The leafing still looks fine, but I did coat it with many coats of varnish. <br />
My Mother-in-law did the buy one get one a few years ago. I think it was $400, but one went to Africa.<br />
really think my XO makes me look like a dork but you've all of a sudden made Linux rock!
beautiful!!<br />
&nbsp;Amazing! Close ups would be&nbsp;appreciated.
Wow! Good job! I love the copper plate effect!<br />
&nbsp;I want an ible! &nbsp;This looks fantastic.
Seconded!&nbsp; That looks so cool. ;)<br />

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