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how Frick'N cool is this.....

Postby Logicdustbin » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:34 am

I have now placed this for sale:

eBay link



I call it...

iCast, or maybe iDream, or (and you get a cookie for understanding this one) iDivers...

iMac G3 + LCD + Dreamcast = Pure Awesome!

more sexy shots:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/Logicdustbin/DSC07242.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/Logicdustbin/DSC07240.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/Logicdustbin/DSC07243.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/Logicdustbin/DSC07245.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/Logicdustbin/DSC07244.jpg

some not so sexy shots

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/Logicdustbin/DSC07043.jpg - my 3 year old with the camera :P
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/Logicdustbin/DSC07057.jpg

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I had a couple G3's laying around, and for some reason I had a 15" LCD monitor. As I was cleaning up my workshop, these to things were sitting beside each other, the LCD looked to be about the same size.

So I started taking shit apart. Dropped about 100 pounds of CRT monitor out of the iMac, and in went the LCD, fit just perfect:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/Logicdustbin/DSC07022.jpg

Since that fit in nicely, it was an easy decision to slap a Dreamcast inside :P The hard part was figuring out whre to place it. I didn't want to cut a big hole in the side of the case (although I was debating on turning the handle on the back of the case to an access port for the disks), but, I ended up doing a 'PS1 upside down mod' - its not great, but it works pretty good:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/Logicdustbin/DSC07032.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/Logicdustbin/DSC07031.jpg

Then I had to extend the controller ports:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/Logicdustbin/DSC07033.jpg

Then later I had to extend them a little longer:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/Logicdustbin/DSC07038.jpg

then I started adding some functionality:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/Logicdustbin/DSC07036.jpg - the little buttons are the monitor adjustment controls.

A lot of work went into this, like getting the original power button to work for the new monitor and adding a power switch for the DC, then adding a sound amp to power the iMac's speakers...getting it all together was a bitch.

it was all pretty fun to do, and it plays just great!

:!:


More photos:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/Logicdustbin/iCast/DSC07489.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/Logicdustbin/iCast/DSC07490.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/Logicdustbin/iCast/DSC07491.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/Logicdustbin/iCast/DSC07493.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/Logicdustbin/iCast/DSC07494.jpg



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Postby Nickv » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:59 am

Very cool mod.
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Postby maxlords » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:46 am

I expect you to bring that over next time you come to visit. EXPECT.
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Postby scogon » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:24 am

that is very slick...

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Postby Sparky » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:41 am

scogon wrote:that is very slick...

that is slick and sick... best post i have seen in awhile!!! when are you taking orders?... seriously!!! :)

can you switch games in it easily?

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Postby Logicdustbin » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:52 am

Sparky wrote:
scogon wrote:that is very slick...

that is slick and sick... best post i have seen in awhile!!! when are you taking orders?... seriously!!! :)

can you switch games in it easily?



its not too bad, although I might have girlie hands....

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Postby Sparky » Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:07 am

Logicdustbin wrote:
Sparky wrote:
scogon wrote:that is very slick...

that is slick and sick... best post i have seen in awhile!!! when are you taking orders?... seriously!!! :)

can you switch games in it easily?



its not too bad, although I might have girlie hands....


haha... i am with ya there plus i am double jointed in the thumbs... handcuffs dont hold me :oops:

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Postby karmatose » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:06 am

Very cool. I'm a big fan of the (Pre Apple Inc) Apple hardware. Might have to tackle my own version of this mod!

Thanks for sharing!
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Postby sibylla » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:55 pm

I declare this creation - MADE OF WIN! - http://www.torontothumbs.com/2009/02/26/icast/
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Postby ArtfulGamer » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:01 pm

That looks really, really, slick.

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Postby Logicdustbin » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:24 pm

karmatose wrote:Very cool. I'm a big fan of the (Pre Apple Inc) Apple hardware. Might have to tackle my own version of this mod!

Thanks for sharing!


cool, I can send more pictures with "the making of" to help you along.

be mindful of the the Mac you choose:

the one I used had a CD tray, the other one is a slot load (where I placed the controller ports

it also has a removable bottom, the other has a small access port

also, where I load the games, it has a larger opening.

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Postby machine.slave » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:54 pm

ahh, the iMac.. no longer just a colourful waste of space. 8)

Great job!! You should sell a few on teh Ebeyh
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Postby Logicdustbin » Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:12 pm

machine.slave wrote:Great job!! You should sell a few on teh Ebeyh


I was thinking about it (me needs a new 'puter) but I think I have less luck then you do on eBay :(


/viva le white Game Gear...

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Postby sibylla » Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:27 pm

LOL, the tale of that gamegear shall never die!

Logicdustbin wrote:
machine.slave wrote:Great job!! You should sell a few on teh Ebeyh


I was thinking about it (me needs a new 'puter) but I think I have less luck then you do on eBay :(


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Postby karmatose » Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:56 pm

Logicdustbin wrote:cool, I can send more pictures with "the making of" to help you along.

be mindful of the the Mac you choose


I'd like that.. I'm quite familiar with Apple machines of that era. My choice would probably be one of the earlier iMacs (as you've used) because they're so bloody cheap (and AIO).

The only other machine I could see this making sense with would be an eMac, but they're still somewhat useful yet.
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