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#1 2014-06-10 16:31:18

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Macintosh Plus Half Cut at Vancouver Mini Maker Faire (Pics)

A friend of mine linked these images to me. The Vancouver Mini Maker Faire had a rather unique Macintosh Plus on display. Its enclosure has been cut straight down the middle, showing the internals of the machine as it would be when assembled and running.

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Mac Plus cut in half. It's playing SimCity. The keyboard and mouse were also cut in half and still functional.


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Interesting how little clearance there is between the handle and the back of the CRT. I couldn't imagine that anode cap fitting if it were positioned on top of the tube.


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#2 2014-06-11 00:16:30

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Re: Macintosh Plus Half Cut at Vancouver Mini Maker Faire (Pics)

Thats neat. ;-)

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#3 2014-06-11 01:44:00

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Re: Macintosh Plus Half Cut at Vancouver Mini Maker Faire (Pics)

i think they got the idea from JT... Besides if JT were to of done this one... it would have looked a lot better.

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#4 2014-06-11 03:43:53

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Re: Macintosh Plus Half Cut at Vancouver Mini Maker Faire (Pics)

That is really neat. I'd especially love to know how they managed to mount the floppy drive with the entire mounting cage (and the part of the chassis that said cage screws into) gone.

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#5 2014-06-11 13:56:06

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Re: Macintosh Plus Half Cut at Vancouver Mini Maker Faire (Pics)

uniserver wrote:

jt and his JAPANESE STEEL   Muhauh hahahaa!

LMAO! wink  I think it looks interesting as-is as a display. My guess is that there's a custom sheet metal "L" bracket bolted up to the FDD's side and the remaining Chassis. It'd be concealed by the happy coincidence of the surfaces involved.

The only reason for me to cut a case in half like that would be to fab enough extra width to install a widescreen LCD  .  .  .
.  .  .  and the case would make just one pass through the 14" Delta Bandsaw. smile

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