Beige G3 into Classic Case

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I thought I'd share my spring break project with you guys. Sorry for the crappy quality of the final pics, I had to use my own POS camera for those pictures. Here are the links:
In progress: http://gossamerthree.student.iastate.edu/classicg3/classicg3.html
Finished: http://gossamerthree.student.iastate.edu/ClassicG3/finished/finished.html

It's got a 400MHz G3 processor with a 6GB boot drive and a 13GB secondary drive, 256MB of RAM, currently running 10.3.9. I'm looking at getting a 128GB drive soon.

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By the way...

The beige G3 you see in the background is currently running a G4/450/352MB with 10.4.5 and it's serving the site the pictures appear on.

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Lovely work

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Great job!

That is some great work, gossamer. I'm an old Iowa Stater myself. Next time I'm in Ames, I'd love to get a peek at your "G3 Classic."

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thats nice work man. i have a

thats nice work man. i have a Beige G3 AIO that is a mini Beige G3 AIO very nice.

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Great!

Fantastic piece of work - who knew duct tape could hold the LCD in? Smile

BTW, how did you deal with the curved opening for the original CRT?

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good question

tmtomh wrote:

Fantastic piece of work - who knew duct tape could hold the LCD in? Smile

BTW, how did you deal with the curved opening for the original CRT?

Matt

yeah, good question about the LCD, Matt. I was planning to do a similar modification and I'm inclined to straighten the opening by taking a straight edge and scoring the plastic with an exacto knife to get it flush. Any way you "slice" it I imagine it took a lot of patience and a steady hand.

Tim

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Sorry for misleading you guys...

Okay, let me clear something up quick...that's not actually an LCD. It's a piece of Lexan left over from my MacQuarium project with blue paper and an Apple cut out of it. I had looked at an LCD but that would cost much more money than I want to spend. Its purpose is a media server, so I don't need a display connected. I've got a Powerbook 5300cs LCD lying around, if someone can tell me how to connect that (KIDDING!). When I do need to hook up a monitor, I have a slot cut out in back for the monitor port. A 9" LCD would fit nicely though, and that would be cool, but the cost isn't justified.
The white Apple is tissue paper, I'm considering Blue LED's behind it so it will glow. That was the original intent for the two blue lamps on front, but their pattern was not even at all, so I dremeled holes and stuck them outside.
Like someone else said, it would work to put a straight edge up to the 'peak' of the curve, score it, then dremel away all the material up to that line.

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The server... she is down?

The server... she is down?

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Yeah, it's down for this afternoon

Sorry guys, I had to try and get my pictureframe working again and my server had the only accessible SCSI port, so I had to take it down. It will be back up by tonight.

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Okay, update. I made a websit

Okay, update. I made a website with all my hacks and stuff here. The server is back up and running fine. Enjoy!

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Museum piece

Wow, LCD or no LCD, that's a tight little ship you've made there. Maybe instead of going the LCD route, you should return to the Macquarium. There might be room enough to mount a thin brine shrimp hatchery in the window space (I don't know, does heat make brine shrimp hatch faster?). Or maybe one of those thin ant farms?

Somebody's got to start a Mac museum for all these major works. Maybe there could be a permanent gallery space dedicated to new innovations with the portable Macs. Don't throw those machines away, their value can only escalate as the supply dwindles.

Now I know what you guys in the midwest do with your long winters besides dancing with the lovely damsels.

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Newest update

So I swapped in the A/V personality card from my other G3 so now, under OS 9, I can watch all the media right on my TV through the S-Video. Exciting!

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Painting

What did you use for an undercoat there? How's the results on the painting? Any smudging, streaking, bubbling, scratching?

I'd love to hear more details on your painting techniques and results.

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As for painting, nothing spec

As for painting, nothing special here. I just sprayed on a few coats of the $.94 Black from Wal-Mart. The finish isn't professional by any means, but it's not bad for what it cost.

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New Page

I just got my new server up, here's the new address:

http://xenon.student.iastate.edu/iweb/

Enjoy!

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