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September 22, 2011

iMac Mini

I started this project because I had a small pile of Macbook laptops and white iMacs in various states of functionality.  For this project, I used the stand and friction hinge from a 2006 iMac, the LCD from a Macbook that had coffee spilled on it, and the motherboard from a Macbook with a smashed screen.  The keyboard header on the motherboard was missing, so I had no way to use it in a laptop.  I decided to build a miniature iMac-like computer out of the parts I had.  As it turned out, I built the computer only to find out that the USB ports on the motherboard I used were dead, rendering the computer useless.  It was still a fun project though.