Tag Archives | Creation

…PowerBooks can transform into Desktops?

PowerBook Desktop

When one Mac modder found himself in possession of a well-worn PowerBook that was having some screen problems, he decided to breathe new life into it by turning it into a Mac desktop. (MacTop?)

    Essentially, the case is made of two sheets of white acrylic, bolted together by socket countersunk screws. I’ve used 15mm chrome pipe as the four spacers between the acrylic sheet. The perforated steel was cut to my specifications by a very helpful chap found on eBay. Cutting the CD drive slot was a little tricky, as was drilling the power button hole, but once done they seem to function ok.

PowerBook Desktop Features

The trackpad now thinks the lid is closed thanks to a well placed magnet (so that it runs in external monitor mode) and the original laptop battery acts as an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), so it’s now quite the machine.

Future plans may include an overclocking now that extra space is available for a bigger heatsink, but as it is, the creator seems rather happy with his creation.

[MacMod – PowerBook to Desktop]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Pontiac LeSupra?

Pontiac LeSupra

Sure, they did it in 3 Fast 3 Furious, but no one actually puts a new engine into old muscle; do they?

Well apparently they do, because the ’72 Pontiac LeMans that you see here is powered by none other than a 1991 Toyota Supra 7M-GTE 3.0 Litre 24V Turbo motor.

Apparently the car was basically a total loss when it was purchased at auction, so it’s not like they chopped up some pristine iron to make this creation, but I’m still not sure if I can wrap my head around how they decided that this was their best bet for power.

I guess if the go pedal works though, it doesn’t exactly matter what it’s connected to.

[Via: Jalopnik]

…Balenciaga shoes look like a piece of sports equipment?

Balenciaga Shoes

Balenciaga definitely makes some wild looking shoes, but these snowboard binding looking creations are a step above the rest.

With straps, flaps, mesh and mechanics, they’re not exactly subtle, but if industrial is your style, then these can’t be beat.

[Balenciaga – Shoes]

[Via: bookofjoe]

…doodleBug shows you the drawing process?


doodleBug’s “oodles of doodles” offer a Web 2.0 style sneak peak/behind the scenes look at the creation of some very beautiful pieces of art. The site features a myriad of black and white drawings, and when you click on them, you can watch the creation of each piece, line by line. There’s even a rating system so that you can view only the best. A neat concept indeed.


[Via: bookofjoe]