so, i have had this idea for a while now and i have thought everything through all the way. I have looked at every possible thing, and it is ready to go! So here is my idea.....
I am going to start out by making all of the external parts carbon fiber. No not real carbon fiber, carbon fiber sheets.(and no not the apple logo, you will see what i will do with that later. i am also going to do the palm rest area carbon fiber and the screen bezel. so basically everything except the keyboard, apple logo, screen, and trackpad.
Now for the keyboard, i want to dye the keys a red color so that you can still see the factory printed letters. If this does not work than i am going to make all of the keys with actual letters on them (a-z) white, and the rest black. (white and black both from stock macbooks, not painting the original ones.
last but not least, i am going to do 1 of 2 things to the logo, i will see later into the project. I am either going to make it straight red, or the old colored logo with all of the colors.
Now i would like to hear input from everyone that reads this. Tell me what you like/dislike. What ideas you have and such. And PLEASE, if you have any parts (case or anything) to a macbook, please help me out and donate them. i will pay the shipping, i would buy them, but i have NO extra cash, barely enough for the material itself.
Adam, this sounds awesome. Take your time with it as it will be hard to get things looking right around the edges and such. I like the older apple look over just solid red personally. The solid red is too dark for my taste. I would probably just leave the logo white if it were me. I like the idea of the blackout keyboard. Again, not so keen on the red.
Can't wait to see some pics. Keep us updated!
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Thanks for your input! once again, i will see as i go. i am still having trouble with the funds for this project. but i think i am going to do the outside carbon fiber parts normal carbon fiber (lets abbreviate it CF from now on) and the inside CF a red carbon fiber. make the keyboard all black. we will see as it goes on. and about the corners, i have experimented with this material before, and with a heatgun, you can bend around the corners... shouldnt be a problem! **Thumbs up**
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