Help This Mac 512 K Collector Decide What To Do With His Treasure


Sweet case. Sad cut-out.
Sweet case. Sad cut-out.

Over at the Macintosh 512K section of the 68K Macintosh Liberation Army forums, user macman142 posted a great find – the body of a Mac 512K ED that had been gutted to create a Macquarium. The reason he paid $65 for this remnant was, he wrote, because it came with the original mouse, the 128k/512k style keyboard, and an original keyboard cable – a pretty rare find, as he mentions in his post.

Unfortunately, along with being gutted, the case of the very retro Macintosh had the handle cut out of it, assumedly so the previous owner could manage the fish tank they had installed within. Now macman142 is looking for ideas about what to do with this treasure.

His thoughts about what to turn the Mac case into:

A. a letterbox
B. a plant pot or
C. back into a Macquarium…

Another forum member suggested maybe cutting out the handle from a (more common) Mac plus, and connecting it to this one to make it a more complete case. Other suggestions include MacTerrarium, a giant M&M or gum ball dispenser, or an extreme Mac Mini mod. My favorite? Forum member Bunsen suggests turning it into a speaker or guitar amp. Yes!

While these are all nice suggestions, surely Cult of Mac readers can come up with something more creative, right? What wild and crazy Mac mods have you see, or done yourself, even? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: 68K Macintosh Liberation Army