Macintosh Portable running OSX tour

So here’s a tour of the final product!

I took plenty of photos along the way which I’m going to turn into a post a week for the next few weeks. I’ll be covering the main hardware, mounting the screen, optical mouse conversion and the remapping/rewiring of the keyboard – which ended up being fairly involved.

If you’re simply wondering ‘why?’ head to the about page.

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21 Responses to Macintosh Portable running OSX tour

  1. Andy says:

    Ha! I want one.

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  3. Julian Pillars says:

    nice job on the puter, sir. you did an exceptional job.

  4. Jeff B. says:

    Your a genius. One of the best mac hacks I have seen!

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  11. Peterson Carpenter says:

    Brilliant!

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