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Little Miss Cleverpants - Diary of a Necromancer
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Little Miss Cleverpants
  • 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):

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.

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 --

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

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

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

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)


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 :)
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.

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.

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