It's many bricks, technically: Lego Bricks. Students at the San Francisco Art Institute used 2,588 bricks to build an enormous Mac Pro case. The design wasn't without its problems -- partway through the movie, three "Lego engineering catastrophes" forced the addition of a support beam under th...

October 1st 2008 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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It's far from the first to turn a standard issue Mac laptop into entirely different, but Munk Bogballe has gone a bit further than most with its new Workstation laptop, which turns an otherwise modest MacBook into a full-fledged slab of excess. That includes an anodized aluminum surface, European a...

May 14th 2008 at 1:01pm 0 Comments
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It takes quite a bit for a steampunk mod to get our attention these days, but this Mac mini created by steampunk enthusiast Dave Veloz certainly fits the bill, and the matching keyboard and monitor aren't too shabby either. As you can sort of see in the images above, the detail even extends as far...

March 3rd 2008 at 5:41pm 0 Comments
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Each August, we anticipate the start of the MacMod Challenge, a time for case modders to compete for bragging rights and glory (among other prizes). Last year's entries included the iMac mini LCD and the Tonka iMac. In fact, did the 2005 challenge produce the first iMac with "Intel inside?"The list...

August 1st 2007 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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The mad modders at MacMod have their very own booth at Macworld this year with a myriad of mods on hand for your enjoyment. Go check them out and say hello at booth N4320 in the oft-neglected North Hall of the Moscone Center. While you're there, grab a Sharpie and autograph the PowerMac to be a part...

January 11th 2007 at 4:00am 0 Comments
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More Halloween hacks for you - check out the Pumputer, made by Brenda and Adam. They say "The Pumputer was conceived of to bring home the company's carving contest award for the Information Technology department. A 1990 Macintosh Classic computer was obtained and carefully dismantled. After insertio...

October 31st 2006 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Oh, how I love the annual MacMod challenge. The entries for 2006 are in, and some of them are just great. Check out the Clockintosh, the iMac mini LCD (a mini with a LCD right in the top of the case, maybe my favorite mod this year) and the Tonka Mac. Voting ends on Tuesday, September 12. Here's hop...

September 5th 2006 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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This is an impressive mod. Brent Housen's friend has taken a Mac mini, gutted it, and reassembled it inside an 'old school' (as the kids say) NES. The power button on the NES puts the Mac mini to sleep, and the Reset button ejects the CD tray. Pretty sweet, I just hope you don't have to blow on the...

March 1st 2006 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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If there was ever a doubt about Eastern European Mac fans, let that shred of uncertainty be squelched. Today on MacMod one of the most amazing car installs of a Mac I have ever witnessed was posted after being translated [from Czech?].Jiri Jirout first created a custom housing with waterproof-yet-br...

January 17th 2006 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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I am not an audiophile by any means. My iMac is hooked up to some JBL creature speakers which sound just fine to me. However, if you are an audiophile and a do it yourselfer (another group I do not count myself amongst) then has MacMod got the project for you!With the help of some tools and some raw...

December 28th 2005 at 4:30pm 0 Comments