Made me some mini Macintosh's

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  1. Apache Thunder
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    Apache Thunder I have cameras in your head!

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    Yep I made me a tiny Macintosh SE/30! Made of photo paper and held together with a bit of glue and tape.

    I didn't have cardboard paper, so I had to make do with photo paper, but it worked out nicely! Sure you can use standard paper, but it won't be as "solid".

    Check it out:

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    Back side of it: (shows the detail pretty well)
    [​IMG]

    The mini Mac sitting in front of a copy of the paper schematic.
    [​IMG]

    It took me about an hour to make this. (I wanted to make sure it turned out as accurate as possible, so I didn't rush it).

    Materials/tools used: A printer, photo paper for printer, glue stick, tape, and a flat head screwdriver (used to place tiny amounts of glue on small parts. used on the mouse for example)

    I also plan to make a mini Macintosh Plus as well. (with keyboard and mouse too!)

    Wanna make your own? Download this:

    Mini Macs PDFs
     
  2. science

    science science rules

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    Thats the sweetest papercraft I've seen yet!
     
  3. Mr. Waffle

    Mr. Waffle A Free Waffle

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    I used to make things out of paper alot, I got alot of unfinished stuff somewhere in my room.
    If you want a cut little buddy for on your desktop make one of these --> Rommy
    I also made a miniature Nintendo DS Lite (THAT took a loooong time to make)
    I think I'll start with it again [​IMG]
     
  4. Endogene

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  5. chuckstudios

    chuckstudios Putting the pro in procrastination

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    It'd be even sweeter with a Mac-on-a-chip type thing inside [​IMG]
     
  6. Jax

    Jax Pip Pip Cheerioink!

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    cute [​IMG]
     
  7. wilddenim

    wilddenim Candy!

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    That's just cute! [​IMG]
     
  8. Apache Thunder
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    Apache Thunder I have cameras in your head!

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    lol somebody got screwed and got a paper phone instead of a real one. lol.

    Well I could snuggle a USB stick into the Macintosh Plus I plan to make, and put Mini Vmac on it....Better yet, If I had a 8GB USB drive, I could boot MacOS X off of it!
     
  9. Mr. Waffle

    Mr. Waffle A Free Waffle

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    I made this one = Click
    And working on this one Click
     
  10. NeSchn

    NeSchn GBAPimpdaddy.

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    Very cool, but I think you need to find something else. This isn't going to get you anywhere. Unless you sell them on Ebay!
     
  11. dinofan01

    dinofan01 Misses the old days...

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    pretty snazzy
     
  12. Apache Thunder
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    Apache Thunder I have cameras in your head!

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    Thanks!

    Finished my Macintosh Plus. Now my Macintosh SE/30 has a friend!

    Close up:
    [​IMG]


    I might do the Macintosh Classic, once i find it.
     
  13. NeSchn

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    Sell them on ebay, people will buy anything. Those are definately a novelty.
     
  14. Apache Thunder
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    Apache Thunder I have cameras in your head!

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    Update: Made a second Mac SE/30. But unlike the last I added detail and modified the structure a bit.

    Now the handle area extends inside the body (like it does on a real mac). It was a bit harder to assemble then the original. But it turned out nicely.

    Here's some photos:


    Front close up: (added color Apple logo and a pin hole next to floppy drive)
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    Rear close up: (notice the improved handle area and much more detail added to the back)
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    Keyboard/Mouse close up: (added apple logo to both, removed excess foreign language letters/symbols from keyboard, also added port symbols near the ADB ports)
    [​IMG]

    Showcase of my trio of Macs:
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    I'm finally done. I don't plan on making more, since this should be enough. I plan to get a real Mac Classic soon anyway!
     
  15. silent sniper

    silent sniper !dennaB

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    oh my god, those are great!
     
  16. DrKupo

    DrKupo Resistance: Fall of Gbatemp

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    WOW. A+++. Those are really great.
     
  17. Baroque Obama

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    i remember i made a mini apple papercraft, and it was exactly like yours except with the mac happy face on the screen.
     
  18. Mr. Waffle

    Mr. Waffle A Free Waffle

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    You mean this one?
    http://blog.neoteny.com/eno/archives/MacCraft.pdf
    I made this one too.
    It makes me lough when I look at it.
     
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