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...

July 22nd 2007 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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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...

July 15th 2007 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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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....

July 8th 2007 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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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 anyone...

July 2nd 2007 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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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, simply...

June 25th 2007 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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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...

June 10th 2007 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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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.gill...

June 3rd 2007 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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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...

May 20th 2007 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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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."Conc...

May 13th 2007 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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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 Sw...

May 8th 2007 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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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 o...

April 22nd 2007 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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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 erlendekse...

April 15th 2007 at 2:30pm 0 Comments