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The I-top Answered

Does anyone know how to make an itop. Post your ideas here. (There is a way!!)

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dreamscar33
dreamscar33

12 years ago

Following from: http://web.mac.com/owenmcgarry/iWeb/Downloads/Downloads/10E5A5E6-7AE6-4BFD-B454-11CBC427A9A1.html

So what happened was my screen broke on my iPod. This strangely voided my warranty. Yes, by breaking it I void my warranty. So, the screen was cracking more and more and before it went all down I figured, since my warranty was void anyway, why not have some fun before it dies?

So I took it apart. I cut the frame and the body in half, I kept only the screen and the hold switch/battery/headphones module in the top half. The bottom half held the hard drive and the mother board.

Now I call it a laptop, and it technically is. It is able to run a full OS (Linux). And has full UIs.

The hard drive (Sticking out the back) I left sticking out but made a case for it out of some sheet metal.

I was able to reduce the size of the screen area, because the hard drive was relocated. But sadly even after this when I attempt to make it fold i discovered that the wires connecting the screen were very short. And at the current ~45° angle they are taunt.

What I plan to do from here is add iBoy buttons (like the a, b, up, down, left, right etc.) and/or make a desk/table that has the iTop built in, and speakers.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

12 years ago

Hmm, there are some instructables on creating the circuitry, I have seen them. But not sure where they are...unless that was on the Makezine site.