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MOUSE PAD REVIEW: Frakkin' HUGE XTrac Ripper XXL Mouse Pad... err, desk-pad review
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Mods - Blue Ice G4

The
Blue Ice G4 case mod was executed from 1999 through 2002. I am reposting here from my original but now defunct old website riscx.com.

The “Birth” of Project BlueIce G4 consisted of cutting/dremeling the inner chassis in the G4, making the the plastic side panels transparent and installing blue Neon and Cold Cathode tubes inside the case to give in an eerie blue glow. The initial inspiration for BlueIce G4 was based on the first iMacs released in 1999. I thought color customization was pretty cool and started thinking about ways to bring the same customization to my Mac G4 and maybe even taking it to new levels with usability, functionality and appearance.

Revision 2 nine months later I treated BlueIce G4 to more mods. Cutting even more from the steel chassis, installing an internal 5-port USB drive in the front 3.5-inch bay drive and relocated the power switch to the bottom/front of the case so I could place a tertiary 5-inch LCD screen to monitor system stats, itunes/visual display among other atypical type uses.

Revision 3, I have done several minor changes/mods which include installing a 80mm custom blow-hole along with an adjustable 120mm fan/speed control, installing LEDs in the handles, and adding some internal components such as Serial/ATA 10,000RPM “Raptor” drives and a ATi Radeon 9800 AGP card.

And now for some pics... [Click on pics for larger view]

Your basic unsuspecting Mac G4 case before any mods.

Open up the case and let the mayhem begin. I still think to this day the Mac G3s and G4s has the best case design by far regarding easy access to components inside the case

After all the out-shell pieces and internal components removed.

Leaving the bare metal inner chasis exposed.

Dremling the inner chassis.

Various inner chasis areas dremeled out.

Now to mod some internal components such as a 5-port front mounted USB hub, a 5-inch front mounted LCD tertiary display and tons of blue lights mostly consisting of cold cathode ray tubes and LEDs.

Five-port USB hub, painted silver and getting to replace those red LEDs to blue.

The absolute tell-tale sign this mod is official... blood

Front outter-shell cover getting ready to be cut, removed botton portion for 5-inch LCD screen and repositioning power buttons.

Front cover finished.

Next dremeled out inner metal chassis for 5-inch LCD screen, repositioned power/reset buttons and even dremeled out the top apple logo.

Repositioned Power module fits nice.

12-volt molex connecote to power source hub to drive new .lights and 5-inch LCD screen.

Removing red LEDs and replacing them with blue LEDs.

5-port USB hub modding finished and ready for initial placement.

Inside the inner chasis showing behind view of the 5-inch LCD screen in place.

First power on. Side view of case open, looks good so far, everything working and no problems to speak of.

Semi-front view of open Mac G4 case showing 5-port USB hub and 5-inch LCD screen on and working as intended.

Front shot of Blue Ice G4 showing the new front mounted internal 5-inch LCD, 5-port front mounted internal USB hub and top apple lit-up blue.

Back view of Blue Ice G4.

Semi-overview look at Blue Ice G4 and yes that is an illuminated Apple Keyboard using an EL sheet for illumination.

Flash shot of Blue Ice G4 showing front mounted internal 5-inch LCD, 5-port front mounted internal USB hub.

Apple keyboard lit-up via installing a blue EL sheet (Electroluminescent sheet.)

Overview of Blue Ice G4 showing modded Mac G4, Tritary screen set up and Illuminated Apple Keyboard.


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