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Logicdustbin
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:34 am    Post subject: how Frick'N cool is this..... Reply with quote

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 Razz
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 Razz 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!

Exclamation


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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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool mod.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I expect you to bring that over next time you come to visit. EXPECT.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that is very slick...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

scogon wrote:
that is very slick...

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

can you switch games in it easily?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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!!! Smile

can you switch games in it easily?



its not too bad, although I might have girlie hands....
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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!!! Smile

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 Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I declare this creation - MADE OF WIN! - http://www.torontothumbs.com/2009/02/26/icast/
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks really, really, slick.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

Great job!! You should sell a few on teh Ebeyh
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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 Sad


/viva le white Game Gear...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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 Sad


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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