This is a great project turning your old iMac G4 into a design desk lamp. Inspired by a few other projects I tried to make the construction as easy as possible without the need for rare custom parts.
As you might know.. The iMac G4 is an all-in-one personal computer designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple Computer, Inc. from January 2002 to August 2004.
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Step 1: Disassemble Your IMac G4
Just completely disassemble your iMac and throw away everything you do not need. All parts are of great quality and you wonder if Apple could make a healthy margin on this iMac. Please keep the motherboard, although not necessary needed it adds something special to your iLamp.
Step 2: Build Your ILamp
It is very obvious how the parts should be connected. You need to drill some holes to connect the swivel arm, for this job a column drill might be the best choice. The greatest challenge is connecting the iMac shelf to the swivel arm. For this, I used some metal strip with holes that can bend but is tight enough to hold the lampshade into position. The pictures show how the construction was made. As you'll notice I did not remove the motherboard.
Have fun creating your own very nice looking iLamp...