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$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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More IM-ME info

Ok, I don’t think I’m going to do anything with this, but to all those who’ve seen my previous posts and want to hack a GirlTech IM-ME, I give you this.

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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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Reverse-engineering a VCR Knob/Jog-wheel

Here’s a video I made showing that it outputs in a pseudo-digital way: From the video description: This is a simple test I did to see how to decode the output from a VCR knob. First, I used a multimeter … Continue reading

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DIY Mac Part II

The parts have been bought; all except the MacBook keyboard and the thermal compound. So it begins. Please donate; I really need money for this project! ^ That must have sounded reeeeally desperate. [paypal-donation purpose="Donation to Cyrozap's Tech Projects"]

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Build your own fully-functional, non-hackintosh Mac!

As a side project, I have decided to build a Mac for under $300 that uses genuine Mac parts so that I may develop apps for the iPhone and iPod touch legally. Links: For Pics, For Details

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