Tag Archives: DIY

$300 Mac Mod How-to Now in Instructable Form!

Well, I finally made it: my $300 Mac Instructable! It’s now easier to follow, thanks to it’s new format in Instructables.

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How-to: Build Your Own DIY-intosh

Well, I think it’s about time that I made more of a how-to to build a DIY-intosh. There are plenty of how-to’s to make Hackintoshes, but those are teetering on the edge of legality, are difficult to get as stable … Continue reading

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DIY-intosh is Working!

UPDATE (8/19/2010): You could probably do this a lot easier/quicker by just making an OS X USB drive by making a DMG of the OS X install disk and then restoring that image onto an 8 GB or larger USB … Continue reading

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Fun With Git, iPod touches, and Cellular Modules

See my iPod touch Cellular Upgrade to see what I mean. This pretty much turns any iPod touch into an unlocked GSM phone. There’s also potential for making it have a cellular dial-up modem, but that is a bit beyond … Continue reading

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High-Resolution Pictures of the Macbook Sleep Switch/Battery Connector

I tried figuring it out, but I couldn’t get the sleep switch pinout (Apple goes to a lot of trouble to obscure the traces with the silkscreen and both my multimeters are wonky–they don’t like displaying correct values). Now it’s … Continue reading

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Swapping FTDI USB to Serial Cable for Hardware Serial Works Nicely

Well, I was getting tired of having to load my prints onto an SD card by formatting, loading the file, and inserting into the MakerBot because when a print fails, I have to repeat the process. So, I finally decided … Continue reading

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Confessions

Ok, in the last post about the DIY-intosh, I said that it was complete. Well, it wasn’t. I really did think it was, but I was unable to install OS X. The reason? It doesn’t actually think that its non-existent … Continue reading

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The DIY-intosh is finally complete!

I finshed it! Many thanks to Tyler of Phantom Dev, who inspired me to do this project and who gave me the link to another mod that has a little more detail on wiring the power button. I also thank … Continue reading

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DIY-intosh Works!

The blinking folder icon just means that the EFI bootloader can’t find a hard drive with an OS installed on it. This is fine, considering that there is no hard drive attached! All I need now is a good SATA … Continue reading

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MAKE: Money and DIY-intosh

I signed up for MAKE Magazine’s Make: Money program. With it, I can sell MAKE Magazine subscriptions to people and have %50 of the money go to this blog! It’s a really cool system, and now, people that can view … Continue reading

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