Diary of a Necromancer - Little Miss Cleverpants
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  • New Thing Learned for 24 February: Krispy Kreme has invented a whole-wheat glazed doughnut. Cognitive dissonance makes the Baby Jesus cry, people... [Source: mmm, Hot and Now...]

  • New Thing Learned for 25 February: Some raptors can see into the ultraviolet range to detect the urine trails of their prey. I wonder if I can rent one to track down that infernal neighbor-cat. [Source: Nature, "Raptors".]


The above-referenced Krispy Kreme run happened on the way back from a trip to Ikea to pick up the final component for my latest art piece, "Griff 3.0" ("Griff 2.0" was a cat-bed, but there's nowhere suitable to put it in the New Place):



inside
A TJUGOFYRA LED lighting set, some mirrors, and a bit of electrical tape installed into the scooped-out shell of the late Griff, shown here before reattachment of the faceplate.

frontal
Faceplate on and lights lit; the CRT hole has been covered with a sheet of fancy paper from the art-supply store, which isn't as translucent as I'd like, but --

rear
-- the view from behind more than makes up for that!

ghosts
Here we see a view of the light units as they show through the translucent sides of the iMac...

speaker
...And here, shining through the grills of the iMac's speakers.

situ-1situ-2situ-3
Three views of the final installation.

The TJUGOFYRA set has a conveniently-placed rocker switch, so I can now use Griff 3.0 as a fully-functional bedside lamp. And yes, I am insanely pleased by how well this turned out.

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feeling: accomplished accomplished

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clickdeath From: clickdeath Date: February 28th, 2007 05:16 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
that's awesome!!
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 28th, 2007 05:45 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)

Lime light

The mind reels!!! And the variety of colours in iMacs. Impressive idea.

Just a suggestion to get the effect, I think you are after, for your CRT screen. 2 layers of coloured art tissue paper placed on an waxed surface (Mothers Auto wax) and coated with Minwax water based polyurethane finish makes a durable and colourful translucent CRT cover. Quite strong too.One sheet of tissue paper can be cut/ torn/mutilated to form a decorative pattern layered on the second or third sheet,or you could just go straight or... the options are unlimited. Looks like stained glass.
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 28th, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)

1:11

Nice necrosurgery. Nice time too.
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 28th, 2007 09:41 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
you should print some pictures to put in the place of the screen. make it a picture frame. that might be cool
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 28th, 2007 11:49 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)

where to buy...

where can i get a cheap shell like that green imac one?
robling_t From: robling_t Date: March 1st, 2007 12:03 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)

Re: where to buy...

eBay, probably -- the green shell happens to be the remains of my own deceased iMac, though...
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 1st, 2007 02:39 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
That's very beautiful!! Especially the one where it sits in the corner. How about putting a good old-school transparency film that is/was used on over-head projectors (at least when i still was in school:)) and maybe put it through a colour printer and print a nice picture or motive, or just make it white?
From: codeyh Date: March 1st, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)

Nice work...

Congrats on the creativity...

Looks like it's getting a little attention as well :)
http://www.tuaw.com/2007/02/28/imac-nightlight/
fitterknitter From: fitterknitter Date: September 4th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)

Thanks for sharing

This is too cool. I'm glad someone found a use for an old Mac. Now there is one less in the land field.
bip0larbear From: bip0larbear Date: September 22nd, 2007 09:36 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)

Wicked cool!

The IKEA link doesn't seem to work any more :( but there's gotta be another way to do this. I love the way it turned out!

Found you through Ravelry.

Lysa
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 27th, 2007 10:26 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)

Great one

Nice work... a really nice lamp !
i'm making the same with a blue one.

Bye
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