macs to other stuff

Posted by: MrBurrito

macs to other stuff - 08/13/05 07:59 PM

so i recently was given an old imac. i mean really old. like one of the first models they put out. its pretty much useless for me. honestly, i have to say im not really a fan of macs. im more of a pc guy. but i was thinking about what i could use this obsolete computer as. several ideas came to mind, including an anchor for a boat, a projectile for a catapult, os a paperweight. but then i though, hay i wonder if i could turn it into an xbox. i was thinking maybe i could take out all the hardware except for the screen. replace it with xbox parts, rig the screen to be like the tv and the speakers to do audio, and replace the cd drive with an xbox dvd drive. i would also have to somehow cut holes for controler ports, but im sure that wouldnt be impossible. now im not familiar with mac techie stuff. i have a general knowlege about pc hardware and stuff, but i know nothing about macs. and obviously people here know more than me. i was wondering if, first of all, its even possible to do this. i know it would probably be complicated and stuff. second i wanted to know if anyone tried something similar to this and has any advice on it. anywho, if you bothered to read this thanx. and if u respond with something constructive, thanx again. um ya. adios
Posted by: anil8tor

Re:macs to other stuff - 08/13/05 10:24 PM

Hi, ok first of all...if this where a PC then I would agree its out of date.,But hey this is a Mac we're talkin' bout!
They are not obsolete just because they are old! (Like Me!)

See my Mod Guide: http://www.macmod.com/content/view/322/101/

Now IF I where to gut an iMac, for a...and it pains me to say this...Microsoft Xbox...I would follow the ipc mod posted on this very wesite:

http://www.macmod.com/content/view/113/66/

Good luck and keep us informed, maybe a mod guide perhaps? B)

Post edited by: anil8tor, at: 2005/08/14 05:30
Posted by: Draconis

Re:macs to other stuff - 08/14/05 06:29 AM

MrBurrito have you looked into the xbox modding scene at all? If you haven't I would highly suggeest you do. Just google "xbox mods". It would help you out a lot with this mod and maybe give you some new ideas.
Posted by: Waragainstsleep

Re:macs to other stuff - 08/14/05 09:19 PM

The first generation iMacs had easy to (ab)use VGA inputs on the internal CRT. So that should be easy enough. Cutting holes for wires or connectors is also no big deal. The only work you might have to do is in powering everything.