Nice! That sounds like a good system.
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Thanks! Yeah I love simple solutions.
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Yeah just made a basic recording of it, the first part is me playing it with a bow, the second is me plucking it. Sorry about my lack of violin skill! https://soundcloud.com/rustyelectrons/cigar-box-vi...
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That video you captured is great! It's fun watching the balloon pop.
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Yeah it can be a pain getting Linux to work right with wireless cards. I have a cheap USB wifi adapter I use with computers when I can't get the WIFI working in Linux. Another thing you might try is to look up which particular card your system came with and then google around to see if anyone has figured out how to make that particular card work with Linux. Good luck!
This is great advice! Thanks for sharing your tips!
SSD's are almost always a great upgrade from an old spinning hard drive. It's so much fun trying out all the different flavors of Linux, I usually look around every year or so to see what new distros have emerged. Have fun!
I have had luck installing various Linux distributions on Macs before. I just installed Ubuntu Studio 19.10 onto a 2010 Macbook a while back. So on a 2008 it might be possible. I have instructions in my instructable on how to make a bootable USB flash drive. Just back your data up, make a bootable USB flash drive with Linux on it and hold the option key while the mac boots up and you should be able to choose to boot from the USB drive. Choose the option that lets you try Ubuntu without installing, just to see if it at least kinda works. I am working on an instructable about fixing up older Macs so stay posted for that. Sorry for the late reply! Good luck!
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Thanks! Yeah I never quite know what I'm going to get while messing around in Paint. Kinda reminds me of analogue art in that way.
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Thanks! Yeah it was fun putting this together. Now I have to think of what to do next!
I'm not sure, do you mean the display or screen doesn't show anything when you turn the computer on?
This laptop does not have a battery installed. I wanted this project to be as cheap as possible, and I don't need to use the computer away from a power outlet so I left battery purchase/installation out of the instructable. At this point I think it would be hard to find a new genuine battery for this computer. So the cheap generic batteries off Amazon or Ebay might be the only option.Yeah I would assume any 10 year old laptop that sill has the original battery in it, will need a battery replacement(if you need that functionality).Thanks for the question!
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