Im probably jumping the gun slightly here, but i wanted to put this on the forum...
for the last 3 months i have been using what i call a "takkoid" which is a nod to the original "takky" and stuart bell's "taco". wether coining this new take on the hack for CC's is good or not-(or allowed)..im not sure...! but, needless to say, thats what it is.
anyway-its still at its "work in progress" stage, but this is 90% cosmetic (finishing the case off), and about 10% practical (rerouting wires and adding power & restart buttons).
what is it then? ok, its a blue and white G3 (rev2), with a sonnet G4 500mhz upgrade, and a 10.4" LCD screen running panther with 512mb of ram and two HD's (20 & 40GB).
im wondering if anyone's screaming in horror yet regarding the LCD...
yes, i have cut and hacked the inside of this case to high heaven...which includes cutting out the front of the case around the original space for the sony monitor.
i was initially re-inspired by a G4 Cube se/30 and the Mac Mini se/30 that i've seen on the web...
plus i had some spare time in the summer months and was lucky to get two CC cases off e-bay for about £10.
the first version had a G3 MT 266 inside it, but after hellish problems with OSX and the awful graphics card i gave up and bought a (broken) B&W which i fixed and then canibalised.
initially the major problem was buying an LCD to fit-i was really lucky and managed to get one off ebay for £40 odd quid, which was uncannily white..it didnt look out of place next to my ibook! this was a small 10.4" LCD with a stand, controller card and only about an inch of surrounding sheilding/casing running around the screen...which was ideal considering the space limits of the case i had to work with. If i hadn't have found this LCD, i don't think i would've started this project-all the LCD manufacturers here in the UK thought i was utterly mad and couldn't get a grip on what i was asking for. once i'd got that LCD, the rest was fairly easy-essentially i'm only performing a case hack, theres no electronics involved.
its generally on for about three days a week all day and night-and its NEVER crashed, the CPU seems to be running OK, never too hot-haven't been able to test it as the software i used reeds as -1 C...hmmm, on the MT G3 i used to get it at about 20 C. (oh i say its never crashed, which isnt true, i had RAM problems for a week or so, which eventually sorted itself out...).
I will in the new year post some photo's. I love this machine, i think its really funny, and at the same time CRAZY.
ok thats all for now!