The school I work at has purchased a 3D printer that has a 10"w x 10"d x20"h (254mm x 254mm x 508mm) print area.
That's big enough to print a compact Mac bezel (diagonally at least).
128k, 512kx, Plus, SE/x, Classic, and even the Color Classic should all be do-able.
Immediate applications that come to mind - customized floppy openings for different media (Zip/Jaz drives, optical drives, Twiggy drives, SD cards), customized monitor openings and interior mounting lugs for for flat screens, simple replacement of broken bezels, Macquaria and Macsks, even whole new esthetic takes on the front of a compact Mac (like this. )
I don't think buckets are possible yet, but it might be fun to do a 5/9 scale one with a little 5" CRT or 4:3 flat screen.
Anybody got a good scan of the face (interior and exterior) of any compact Mac? I'd really like a Classic model to mess with, but any compact Mac face will do.
A bigger UPDATE:
Sooo, after some hassle with, well, nearly everything in my SE/30, finally here's where we are now:
SE/30, 32bit clean ROM -Using the INIT (which I've diassembled and it indeed does not more than picking on code-resource out of the control-panel resource) and my patched CP it boots all the way through. No error, no exception, even the CP-icon has been X'ed as no C040 was in the system.
That's a pretty uncommon view, isn't it?
Little Carrera went where no Carrera has gone before... a bit tight but it's OK (the front corner baaaarely touches the tube):
Cross fingers, light a candle - prepare curses for Bolle , just in case - and flick the switch:
Chime & Happy Mac, installs MacsBugs, INITs'n'stuff and... stuck at the control panel.
Woohoo! Well, not 100%-Woohoo but it shows that we're getting somewhere. I assume a deadlock where the CP waits for an answer from the C040 at a given address ($5300 0000) on which little SE/30 is deaf, dumb and blind.
It crashes that much, that even MacsBugs is shocked and vanishes (even the debug-key is not working)... but we'll fix that.
P.S. We love Bolle, don't we?
New day more if the same problem, was using my portable for a good few hours today, messing around trying to get the modem dialing (it's been a while) and formatting some disks.
When I shut down I got a black full contrast line across the display below the other line when the mac was off, it faded away in a minute or so.
Got very concerned and booted up again after a cup of coffee, and now I have this new line with pixels across that seem to lag when they go off.
And when shutting down the line goes all black and fades out. Could this be some power fail that is frying the display or just the old display slowly dying?
Should the display draw black lines across when turned off or is that some failure with mine?
It's where those display off lines that seems to be dying.
Depends on the drive. Some say use no jumper at all ("single drive environment" / "only device on IDE channel" / something to that effect), others say to set the jumper to Master. You should be okay for most drives if you set the jumper(s) to Master.
You never want to set it to Slave or Cable Select as that will likely make the drive invisible to the machine or give you boot issues.