Scott Walker sends in his seriously cool Mac mini mod which, after careful deliberation, we declare our Rig of the Week. Scott is the assistant managing editor at The Birmingham News (Alabama), and decided to build a Mac project around an old newspaper vending machine. As you can see, he's basical...

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This week's rig is another Cube mod. Reader bigtimeproducer has posted a picture of an Apple Cube case that has been stripped clean and retro-fitted with a Mac mini, external hard drive and an Airport Extreme. It looks cool, and probably gets a good wireless signal (seeing as the basestation is inch...

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This week's rig comes from reader nash_h, who modded a Cube to look like a tiny Mac Pro. First of all, we love Cubes and secondly, this is one sweet mod. Nice job, nash_h. "new mac pro" posted by nash_h. If you'd like to see your own rig featured here, simply upload photos into our group Flickr pool...

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Silly us. In our iPhone excitement, we forgot to post a Rig of the Week. Bad bloggers! This week's rig comes from tnkgrl, who has a ModBook of her own (or at least had a chance to visit with one). They were announced at Macworld in January, and were scheduled to start shipping this summer. Has anyon...

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TUAW reader omdot has posted a sweet shot of his Mac mini raid - artfully arranged, we might add - to our Flickr pool. He uses it as a backup of his main Linux system, and it updates itself hourly. Pretty cool. "mini RAID no. 2" posted by omdot. If you'd like to see your own rig featured here, simpl...

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This week's rig features one of the best-looking G4s you'll ever see. Enterprising reader :: Jonathan transplanted the guts from his destroyed G4 into an ATX case he had lying around. Sure, the power buttons didn't line up and the had to do some sawing to make the ports accessible, but the important...

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This week's rig - and we're only guessing here - is owned by a musician. Here we see a Power Mac G5, Cinema Display, LaCie external HD, speakers and a slew of recording equipment. Looks cool, ryan.gilligan, though the stickers on that beautiful Mac kind of make us cringe. "ay yes" posted by ryan.gil...

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We're going to break from tradition this week and highlight a rig that is not a part of our flickr pool. At right we see former Vice President (and Apple Board member) Al Gore flanked by three huge Apple displays. We can only imagine where the computer powering those things is located in that clutte...

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This week's rig comes from kekiahij005, who shares a sweet concert setup, writing: "...iMac is Hooked up to a Mackie 1604VLZ that is running alongside an Alesis Effects Processor, through a Behringer Compressor, then through a 2 Channel EQ." Um, yeah. Cool. And I thought my Soundsticks were nice. "C...

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Yes, Rig of the Week is late again. You still love us, right? This week's entry is a sweet home/office server. A Mac mini, two 500GB external drives (one for backup, one for media), two 250GB FW drives (set up as a RAID), a D-Link Wireless G Gaming Router with Gigabit Ethernet and a D-Link Gigabit ...

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TUAW reader el frijole should have no trouble "crunching numbers" with this bad boy. A plethora of Xserves get busy...well, doing something important and demanding. Note the three empty slots that once housed dead drives. Poor little guys. "Number crunching" by el frijole If you'd like to see your...

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This week's rig was chosen for one reason only: It made us shudder. We realize that the Cube wasn't exactly Apple's greatest success, but this is like using a Ferrari as a doorstop. At least we can take consolation in the fact that it's not at the dump. Poor little Cube. G4_peaceplant_2 by erlendeks...

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So Rig of the Week is a day late this time. Oh, well. A few weeks ago we pointed out a modded MacBook that had received a key transplant (among other things). This week, TUAW reader Alexandra Roberts took the idea a step further with this pair of MacBooks. Looking at these 'Books, we can imagine wh...

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Rig of the Week is back (again). Why? Because Rig of the Day was overkill. This week we take one more stab at the Newton's being named Apple's number one flop with this shot of a 2100 wirelessly browsing TUAW. No images, of course, but it's our words that are important, right? Wireless Surfing by Y...

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The Rig of the Week has risen from the ashes of the Rig of the Day. It is better, stronger, and less frequent than before. We will now feature a super cool rig from the TUAW pool every Sunday. This week features one Mac Pro hooked up to 6 23" Apple Cinema Displays. The software that is being displa...

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I thought that StolidSoul's idea of a Backlight iMac was fantastic; so fantastic that I hereby crown it Rig of the Week. Sure, it isn't the most awesome rig in the world, but it does showcase one of Apple's greatest designs in a very nice fashion and that's gotta count for something, right? If you'...

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What a week it has been for rigs, but it it my responsiblity to award the coveted 'Rig of the Week' honors. There was a clear reader favorite, but I couldn't let the Retro Simplistic rig walk away with the prize. While you're here check out the Week that was in our Rig of the Day: Monday - MacB...

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Each week, we recap the Rigs of the Day that have graced our pages over the past seven days, and crown a "Rig of the Week." Here is the current entry. It's a rather short list this time around, folks. GeoffMyers showed the Blue and White G3 that he painted black this week, and Brendan Lynch posted a...

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Each week, we recap the Rigs of the Day that have graced our pages over the past seven days, and crown a "Rig of the Week." Here is the current entry. Reader *nathan asks, "Where did the computer go?" Let's hope he got that thing back together. jasonsewell wow'd us with the 50" TV connected to his M...

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Each week we recap the Rigs of the Day that have graced our pages over the past seven days, and crown a "Rig of the Week." Here is the current entry. cdevroe sent in these very nice shots of his beautiful new black Macbook (aren't you glad I didn't say "BlackBook?"). We love that brand-new-Mac-good...

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