Classic Mac gets saved from dumpster only to become a trash bin


Excuse me, where's the trash?
Excuse me, where's the trash?
Photo: HahaBird/Imgur

We’ve seen old busted Macs get transformed into everything from aquariums to planters, but have you ever seen a Mac go from the dumpster to a trash can you can toss all your rubbish in?

One Redditor has created a trash can fit for Steve Jobs by taking a Macintosh that had been sitting in his attic for 15 years and giving it a second life as a receptacle for all his garbage, complete with a swinging door that looks just like a Mac display.

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To make the swinging screen, Redditor HaHaBird says he used a 1/8-inch piece of thick black acrylic and attached it with some spring hinges. An opening was cut into the bottom of the Macintosh Plus so trash could fall down into the bin, which was built from 1/2-inch plywood that was painted to match the computer.

The entire project cost about $42 ($15 for paint, $15 for the screen and $12 for the plywood) and only took about eight hours to complete.


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