eMac Tilt and Swivel Stand Hack

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eMac Tilt and Swivel Stand Hack

This is a relatively easy hack for making a tilt and swivel stand for your eMac from a discarded 17" Apple Studio Display (BW) monitor. I got the monitor from a garage sale for $5; the previous owner told me the colors were screwed up, and he was right. I used it for a while as a backup monitor until the problem got so bad I sidelined it.

Around that time my eMac had to go back to Apple for a new hard drive, and I wanted to find a better way to use it on my desk when it got back. I had it up on a stell hard drive case, but it was too precarious. I thought about the Apple Tilt-And-Swivel eMac stand, but I didn't like the cost and the fact that its footprint goes straight down, eliminating storage underneath.

After carrying the Apple Studio Display out, I realized that the integrated tripod stand underneath it looked like it was the perfect size to go under the eMac. And I knew it would hold the weight.

It came off easily as a single piece. I just removed the screws holding it to the bottom, and it came off in one piece.

The eMac sits on top, and the translucenty white plastic is a good match.

eMac Stand Front View

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Hmm...

Quite a clever use for it. Blum 3

Hey, what did you do with the rest of the monitor?

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Thanks

The rest of the monitor is sitting upside-down in the front room of my office, waiting for another project. The case plastics are a bit loose, but the monitor would be usable with a plastic sheet to cover the bottom, where the metal RF shield casing for the CRT is now exposed. That and a new flyback transformer, I mean.

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If you turn the stand around

If you turn the stand around 180° it kinda looks like a Klingon Battle cruiser

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