My girlfriend's clamshell ibook is on its last legs. She thinks that when it dies we should turn it into a picture frame. Not electronic. Just a picture frame. I think it would be big and bulky, but of course it would be an Apple picture frame!!
This might be a little extreme, BUT you could gut it entirely, except for the handle. Create a velvet interior or something, and she will have a totally unique purse. I think your girlfriend would be pretty hot B) with that. BTW, I'm sure it would get you some points for 'ahem' .
Wouldn't be hard to make it a picture frame. Depending on how it's built, scrape the electronics, keep the frame and hinges then add some 1/8th inch plexi and any matting/backing you need and you'll have it. Worst case you'll need to fire up a dremel tool to get rid of any plastic ribbing in the LCD housing. You should be able to use most of the existing mounting points and screws to assemble it. You might want to keep the keyboard mounted to keep it looking nice but it could be a cool picture frame. Maybe hinge it and build a small storage area under it (borrowing from the purse idea)
Take some 1/4'' foam and some nice fabric. Make sure to connect the two pieces od the iBook so they do not open to far and tada iPurse. BUT what about the iBrief? Use a nicer leather material and have a place for your PDA/Cell and some documents, that would be a very cool attache/breifcase
For the most part that ones been done. It isn't in color but Applefritter's compubrick 160 would be the perfect model. Personally I'd rather see a frame made out of rounded plexi, maybe painted to make it look like a prop from a start trek series
Sorry to hear that you ibook is going south. Why don't you just fix it. You can make it into an electronic picture frame. It is really not as hard to dissamble as most people say. It would need to be about 2 inches think. The purse idea is pretty cool and the case itself is light. A picture frame with the case is a neat idea too. Good luck with what ever you decide. -Maestro
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