I've had my TIbook for about 2 years now, and the paint around the trim just bubbled up ridiculous amounts, so...
I took a peice of steel wool and a razorblade, and stripped all the lighter-grey paint off. So now it's silver and black rather than two-tone silver.. It's waaaaaayyy better than the bubbling up paint job that was there before.
The mod I REALLY want to try (I"m researching it now) is to try to make the keyboard detacheable and wireless. Blue tooth most likely, but I'm not 100% sure how I'm going to acocmplish this yet, so if anyone has any suggestions, please pass them along...
I hate that bubbling prob. Its crazy a $3000 computer can have that problem and Apple ignore it. On the topic of your mod.....have you verified that there is enough room in there? BTW, thats a pretty neat concept and one that I think I have seen on a prototype pc before (maybe it shipped....i just know it sounds very familiar).
For as good as Apple does on everything else the put their name on, the crappy powder coat job (or whatever it is) really surprised me. Of course, shortly after, they upgrade to colored aluminum, and no more problem...
I'm pretty sure there is room in the case to add the neccessities, but I"m not sure. The hard part would be mapping the keyboard output to some sort of blue tooth transmitter, and the getting the receiver mounted to the connector in the case. If I could get that part accomplished, figuring out where to attach the battery for the keyboard, and everything else would be a peice of cake =)
I've got a couple ideas I'm kicking around... If I ever start work on it, I'll update this post.
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I can visualize how it would look and work in practice, and that would be awesome. Though, like you point out, the actual creation of the bluetooth device and the issue of powering the board comes into play and makes it extremely difficult.
You may be able to take the bluetooth device from one of the wireless Pro keyboards and work from that.
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Greetings all. I am new to macmod but not new to moding computers. However, I admit that I always hesitate when it comes to modding macs; they are already so good looking. Heh. If the image file attach works (haven't posted yet) you will see the mod that I will be doing to my PB G4 very soon. I have already done simple mods out of necessity (homemade feet, sanding off bubbled paint, etc) but nothing this big yet. I plan on using a high heat resistant spray paint that is specifically for metals (from krylon) as well as a clear finish coat. After I finish this mod, I will post the final results and move on to a back like keyboard possibly. Hmmmm...
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