Instructables: exploring - technology - apple - mac http://www.instructables.com Wed, 7 Dec 2016 01:24:53 PST BLOX v1.01 Apple Power Mac G5 Power Connector http://www.instructables.com/id/Apple-Power-Mac-G5-Power-Connector/
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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:47:02 PDT
How to Conserve Energy On Your iMac http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Conserve-Energy-on-Your-IMac/
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Mon, 6 Jun 2016 13:06:33 PDT
Repair/Prevent Mac Cord Damage http://www.instructables.com/id/RepairPrevent-Mac-Cord-Damage/
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Mon, 22 Feb 2016 11:03:16 PST
How to Upload Videos and Photos From a Camera to Mac http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Upload-Videos-and-Photos-From-a-Camera-to-M/
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Sun, 21 Feb 2016 23:23:04 PST
How to Manage Duplicate Files in Mac OS http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Manage-Duplicate-Files-in-Mac-OS/
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Wed, 17 Feb 2016 01:09:59 PST
How to Magnify Anything on a Mac http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Magnify-Anything-on-a-Mac/
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Mon, 15 Feb 2016 10:58:28 PST
How to change folder colour! Super easy! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Change-Folder-Colour-Super-Easy/
How to change folder colour! Super easy! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/HDPY/IKH7KVBA/FGPHDPYIKH7KVBA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/HDPY/IKH7KVBA/FGPHDPYIKH7KVBA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/HDPY/IKH7KVBA/FGPHDPYIKH7KVBA.SMALL.jpg bella_p My friend showed me how to do this once and I noticed there were a lack of good tutorials showing how to change a folder colour so I decided to make a set of simple, easy to follow instructions! Right click to create a new folder Right click of folder and select : "Get info" Highlight the ...
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Tue, 9 Feb 2016 12:46:07 PST
How to Play N64 on Mac http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Play-N64-on-Mac/
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Mon, 8 Feb 2016 08:56:07 PST
IPhone 6 Rear Camera Replacement http://www.instructables.com/id/IPhone-6-Rear-Camera-Replacement/
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Wed, 11 Nov 2015 14:19:35 PST
IPhone 6 Lightning Port Replacement http://www.instructables.com/id/IPhone-6-Lightning-Port-Replacement/
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Thu, 29 Oct 2015 13:28:25 PDT
iPhone 6 Screen Replacement http://www.instructables.com/id/iPhone-6-Screen-Replacement/
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Thu, 22 Oct 2015 11:41:55 PDT
1st Generation Ipad Mini Rear Camera Replacement http://www.instructables.com/id/1st-Generation-Ipad-Mini-Rear-Camera-Replacement/
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Thu, 15 Oct 2015 13:48:55 PDT
1st Generation iPad Mini Front Camera Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/1st-Generation-iPad-Mini-Front-Camera-Repair/
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Thu, 8 Oct 2015 15:55:52 PDT
1st Generation iPad Mini Digitizer Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/1st-Generation-iPad-Mini-Digitizer-Repair/
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Fri, 2 Oct 2015 14:13:16 PDT
Show hidden files in Mac OS X http://www.instructables.com/id/Show-hidden-files-in-Mac-OS-X/
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Fri, 11 Sep 2015 01:30:32 PDT
MacBook (USB Type C) Windows 10 Install http://www.instructables.com/id/MacBook-USB-Type-C-Windows-10-Install/
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Fri, 7 Aug 2015 14:18:25 PDT
Customise Apple logo for Macbooks http://www.instructables.com/id/Customise-Apple-logo-for-Macbooks/
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Sun, 5 Jul 2015 08:08:06 PDT
Polished Mac Mini http://www.instructables.com/id/Polished-Mac-Mini/
Polished Mac Mini - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKT/QTMI/IBHSEHCY/FKTQTMIIBHSEHCY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKT/QTMI/IBHSEHCY/FKTQTMIIBHSEHCY.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKT/QTMI/IBHSEHCY/FKTQTMIIBHSEHCY.SMALL.jpg aclevidence Tear Down Pull the base from it and separate the top part with the logo Sanding Start sanding the aluminum case. Start with ~600-750 grit sandpaper and work your way up to 2500 grit sandpaper. After The 2500 Grit When you get done with the sanding you stop here or move to more Advanced po...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:24:15 PDT
How To Customize Your Mac OS X Yosemite http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Customize-Your-Mac-OS-X-Yosemite/
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Sat, 20 Jun 2015 10:22:01 PDT
How to speed up your mac, boot time on Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-speed-up-your-mac-boot-time-on-Mac-OSX-1010/
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 07:31:45 PDT
How to setup, configure new Mac and transfer data from old Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-setup-configure-new-Mac-and-transfer-data-f/
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 07:31:34 PDT
How to Format or Partition a Drive in Mac OS X http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Format-or-Partition-a-Drive-in-Mac-OS-X/
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Thu, 4 Jun 2015 03:41:49 PDT
How to backup your Mac using Time Machine on OS X 10.10 Yosemite http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-backup-your-Mac-using-Time-Machine-on-OS-X-/
How to backup your Mac using Time Machine on OS X 10.10 Yosemite - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/FU8X/IAGMMIV8/F4KFU8XIAGMMIV8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/FU8X/IAGMMIV8/F4KFU8XIAGMMIV8.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/FU8X/IAGMMIV8/F4KFU8XIAGMMIV8.SMALL.jpg edaguero We are performing this on the latest Mac OS X Yosemite version, however the process is pretty much the same across other version of Mac OS X.Ensure you have a usb, firewire or thunderbolt external harddrive connected to your computer, and available for backup.
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Wed, 3 Jun 2015 15:48:44 PDT
How to Install and Configure Plex Server, Home Theater on Mac http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Install-and-Configure-Plex-Server-Home-Thea/
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Tue, 2 Jun 2015 21:09:47 PDT
Twitch streaming from OS X with an nVidia Shield Tablet http://www.instructables.com/id/Twitch-streaming-from-OS-X/
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Mon, 11 May 2015 13:04:57 PDT
Make an iOS App with Swift http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-iOS-App-with-Swift/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 14:14:04 PDT
Quick and Dirty Guide to Mac http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-and-Dirty-Guide-to-Mac/
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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 09:37:54 PST
Restore DMG to SD Card - MAC OS X http://www.instructables.com/id/Restore-DMG-to-SD-Card-MAC-OS-X/
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Wed, 24 Dec 2014 08:22:09 PST
Configuring a Mac for an always-on operation http://www.instructables.com/id/Configuring-a-Mac-for-an-always-on-operation/
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:14:40 PST
How to get an ASCII Star Wars movie on Mac http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-get-an-ASCII-Star-Wars-movie-on-Mac/
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:37:34 PDT
Add an IR Port to Any Mac For Less Than $10 http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-an-IR-Port-to-Any-Mac-For-Less-Than-10/
Add an IR Port to Any Mac For Less Than $10 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/2D3T/I0HYO2QG/FAS2D3TI0HYO2QG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/2D3T/I0HYO2QG/FAS2D3TI0HYO2QG.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/2D3T/I0HYO2QG/FAS2D3TI0HYO2QG.SMALL.jpg UnconventionalHacker This project was created by "Intell of MacRumors". All credit goes to him; we are simply broadcasting his incredible creation! Please visit our website at www.unconventionalhacker.com for more projects and Like us on FaceBook! www.facebook.com/unconventionalhackerHere's how to install an Apple OEM I...
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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:32:07 PDT
Repair Macbook Unibody Vol. 1 Replacing RAM http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Macbook-Unibody-Vol-1-Replacing-RAM/
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:42:46 PDT
JARVIS type voice commands on a Mac http://www.instructables.com/id/JARVIS-type-voice-commands-on-a-Mac/
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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:38:49 PDT
How To Make A Screen Recording On Your Mac Laptop/Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Screen-Recording-On-Your-Mac-LaptopC/
How To Make A Screen Recording On Your Mac Laptop/Computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0H/O8YW/HWOY35P1/F0HO8YWHWOY35P1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0H/O8YW/HWOY35P1/F0HO8YWHWOY35P1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0H/O8YW/HWOY35P1/F0HO8YWHWOY35P1.SMALL.jpg The Doctor 11 In this Instructable I will be teaching you how to make a simple screen recording, movie recording, and an audio recording. All you will need is you Mac device and an app which is already pre-installed called QuickTime Player. QuickTime Player So this is the app you will be using to make these di...
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 15:33:57 PDT
Some Simple OS X Command Line Tools For Everyone http://www.instructables.com/id/Some-Simple-OS-X-Command-Line-Tools-For-Everyone/
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Tue, 27 May 2014 09:28:14 PDT
Install and Configure HADOOP on OsX http://www.instructables.com/id/Install-and-Configure-HADOOP-on-OsX/
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Tue, 20 May 2014 10:24:46 PDT
Install Homebrew & MongoDB on a Mac http://www.instructables.com/id/Install-Homebrew-MongoDB-on-a-Mac/
Install Homebrew & MongoDB on a Mac - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F26/OVIG/HVCUR506/F26OVIGHVCUR506.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F26/OVIG/HVCUR506/F26OVIGHVCUR506.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F26/OVIG/HVCUR506/F26OVIGHVCUR506.SMALL.jpg BoxOfSugar Installing HOMEBREW and MONGODB on a Mac.First off what is Homebrew?Homebrew is the ‘so called’ missing package manager for a Mac. Linux folks who use Redhat and Ubuntu are used to installing things with yum and other package managers. Mac typically installs things with point and click packages be...
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Mon, 19 May 2014 05:19:04 PDT
How to Customize and Password-Protect Your External Media Storage Device on a Mac http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Customize-and-Password-Protect-Your-Externa/
How to Customize and Password-Protect Your External Media Storage Device on a Mac - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/CHUA/HURHQEA3/FKBCHUAHURHQEA3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/CHUA/HURHQEA3/FKBCHUAHURHQEA3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/CHUA/HURHQEA3/FKBCHUAHURHQEA3.SMALL.jpg ccohn This tutorial will teach you how to password-protect your external storage device on an Apple computer as well as customize the name and icon as it appear on the desktop. This is a 14-step screencast.
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Sun, 4 May 2014 14:47:25 PDT
The easiest way to NOT upgrade to MAVERICKS http://www.instructables.com/id/OS-X-Mavericks-Upgrade-Refusal/
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 09:41:59 PDT
How to access screen recorder on Mac http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-access-screen-recorder-on-Mac/
How to access screen recorder on Mac - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBT/12AS/HSE95S09/FBT12ASHSE95S09.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBT/12AS/HSE95S09/FBT12ASHSE95S09.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBT/12AS/HSE95S09/FBT12ASHSE95S09.SMALL.jpg ArlenM First open Quicktime Player. Now go File, New Screen Recording. Done.
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 03:03:48 PST
Super Mac Plus (modern tablet) http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Mac-Plus-modern-tablet/
Super Mac Plus (modern tablet) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/Q7O6/HRWNDVXF/FE8Q7O6HRWNDVXF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/Q7O6/HRWNDVXF/FE8Q7O6HRWNDVXF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/Q7O6/HRWNDVXF/FE8Q7O6HRWNDVXF.SMALL.jpg Harneceros This instructable shows you how to take any smallish 7 or 8 inch tablet and make it into a glorious 1984 supercomputer.  For this effort you will need an old mac plus or other old mac Stuff you will need:  Old Mac New Small Tablet Packaging that came with the tablet or some junk cardboard Power su...
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Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:20:47 PST
MacOS 10.9 Recovery USB http://www.instructables.com/id/MacOS-109-Recovery-USB/
MacOS 10.9 Recovery USB - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/49EE/HR0B45VD/FLJ49EEHR0B45VD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/49EE/HR0B45VD/FLJ49EEHR0B45VD.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/49EE/HR0B45VD/FLJ49EEHR0B45VD.SMALL.jpg salthack Sometimes there will be times when you have to boot into recovery mode on a Mac to either repair permissions or reinstall the OS. While there is a recovery partition with MacOS 10.9 on the hard drive, if the hard drive crashes you may not be able to access it. Also, many Macs these days don’t have o...
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:57:51 PST
How to make a Bukkit server on a Macbook laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Bukkit-server-on-a-Macbook-laptop/
How to make a Bukkit server on a Macbook laptop - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/CJNS/HN827WEC/FHQCJNSHN827WEC.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/CJNS/HN827WEC/FHQCJNSHN827WEC.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/CJNS/HN827WEC/FHQCJNSHN827WEC.SMALL.jpg 500waffles This is my second instructable yay! XD. This instructable is on how to make a Bukkit server on a Macbook laptop.  What you need:     A Macbook, DUH! Step 1 The first thing you need to do is create a folder on your desktop called 'Server', or whatever you want it to be called. Now, download wh...
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Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:22:22 PDT
Attach a MagSafe 2 adaptor to a MagSafe 1 cable (or never lose your MagSafe 2 adaptor) http://www.instructables.com/id/Attach-a-MagSafe-2-adaptor-to-a-MagSafe-1-cable-or/
Attach a MagSafe 2 adaptor to a MagSafe 1 cable (or never lose your MagSafe 2 adaptor) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2U/X8B1/HM8CX511/F2UX8B1HM8CX511.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2U/X8B1/HM8CX511/F2UX8B1HM8CX511.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2U/X8B1/HM8CX511/F2UX8B1HM8CX511.SMALL.jpg projectsugru This super smart project was originally created by MDBRABER and posted on sugru.com, I made this Instructable to share the simple process so anyone can copy his great idea. He used sugru to mount a MagSafe 2 adapter to an 'old' MagSafe 1 cable so that both he and his girlfriend could use the s...
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Wed, 2 Oct 2013 05:01:44 PDT
Refurbish a refurbished MAC mini http://www.instructables.com/id/Refurbish-a-refurbished-MAC-mini/
Refurbish a refurbished MAC mini - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/QT6V/HIPIXKDH/FQ1QT6VHIPIXKDH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/QT6V/HIPIXKDH/FQ1QT6VHIPIXKDH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/QT6V/HIPIXKDH/FQ1QT6VHIPIXKDH.SMALL.jpg Horatius.Steam From my neighbor and good friend i received an older MAC mini. The serial number says it was refurbished. The case had scratches. So I decided to refurbish it again. For the first German Steampunk exhibition in Itzehoe we need a server for the intranet. A bit steampunk style was a must :-) So I cove...
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Fri, 5 Jul 2013 15:56:37 PDT
iPad mini inside of a Macintosh SE retro old classic http://www.instructables.com/id/iPad-mini-inside-of-a-Macintosh-SE-retro-old-class/
iPad mini inside of a Macintosh SE retro old classic - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/7HGD/HY7T91VX/FJJ7HGDHY7T91VX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/7HGD/HY7T91VX/FJJ7HGDHY7T91VX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/7HGD/HY7T91VX/FJJ7HGDHY7T91VX.SMALL.jpg travderose I mounted an iPad mini inside of an old retro Macintosh SE. I also included a small pair of computer speakers. I had seen other projects similar to this but they all used a regular iPad which I think is too big because the edges are cut off, and they were also docks for the iPad. There was a big s...
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Mon, 10 Jun 2013 15:11:10 PDT
Mac OS X: Importing photos http://www.instructables.com/id/Camera-to-OS-X/
Mac OS X: Importing photos - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/EJJO/HEI4FUIZ/FBGEJJOHEI4FUIZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/EJJO/HEI4FUIZ/FBGEJJOHEI4FUIZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/EJJO/HEI4FUIZ/FBGEJJOHEI4FUIZ.SMALL.jpg isuengl314 A quick guide to uploading photos from your camera to any Mac OS X computer Connect your camera to your computer. Simply insert your SD card into or connect your camera via USB cord to your computer.  Be sure to give it a moment to detect your camera or SD card. It may need to install drivers, ...
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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:06:18 PDT
How to make a Macbook Tablet http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Macbook-Tablet/
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Mon, 3 Dec 2012 05:34:04 PST
Custom Mac Folder Icons in Photoshop Elements http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Mac-Folder-Icons-in-Photoshop-Elements/
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Sat, 1 Dec 2012 21:40:57 PST
Retro Apple Disk Drive as HDD Enclosure http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-Apple-External-Floppy-Drive-as-a-USB-HD-En/
Retro Apple Disk Drive as HDD Enclosure - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/ENHK/H7432B2O/FQ2ENHKH7432B2O.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/ENHK/H7432B2O/FQ2ENHKH7432B2O.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/ENHK/H7432B2O/FQ2ENHKH7432B2O.SMALL.jpg johnfixesstuff Fun update: this instructable was featured on lifehacker.com here. The Inspiration: I had this old Apple 800K External drive (Model No. M0131, P/N 825-1174-A) laying around and it dawned on me that it was about the same size as my Lacie External USB 2.0 HDD (Model 301103U) so I thought I'd try com...
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Tue, 18 Sep 2012 11:17:50 PDT