Another Project That Interests Me
In addition to the Classic hack I'd like to do (see my blog for 12/22/04 for details), I'd also like to do another computer modification that involves the Apple Portrait Display.
I picked up one from a local thrift store for a couple of bucks. The shape intrigued me ever since I saw the original advertisement, but with an original price of $1050 or so, I just had to be content in waiting. If you are unfamiliar with this monitor, the specifications can be found at EveryMac.com (http://www.everymac.com/monitors/apple/classic_monitors/specs/apple_mac_portrait.html).
I have yet to open it up to look inside for space, but I suspect that the Classic II motherboard would fit quite easily into something like that. Ideally, the logic board would be powered the same way a compact Mac would, but would give me a much larger viewable screen.
It uses would be something along the lines of the various electronic picture frames, but rather than displaying photos, I thought I might use it to display a slideshow of PDFs or GIFs of various important documents of history.