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My class in I, in preparation for our annual school pumpkin decorating contest had an idea: what if we take an ordinary pumpkin and transform it into a fully functioning, first ever organic (sort of) computer? Well, it didn't take them long to rip apart a defunct LC 475 and gut the unsuspecting pumpkin. We had so much fun that the kids developed a marketing campaign, company name (Organitech) FLASH graphics, brochures and a video commercial. Here are some pics of the finished product -> the pMac. What a fun day!

Note: we apologize for the crude port hack job. We actually ended up fashioning a nice bezel out of old plastics and left-over pumpkin. In case of shock we covered the logic board and any volatile parts with a static bag in the final version.



 

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Thanks for the replies!

The team is planning on cleaning up the design a little by hiding the seam as well as offered some "mods". The kids felt that the "pMac" could have more of a market impact if they offered different "skins" or add-ons like clothing, colours, cd-rom drives and floppy drives. We're working to get an ethernet card installed so as to put this machine on our network...

...which, might I add, is totally PC-based.

One of my colleagues came by and said that our pMac most likely could run better than the Tandex machines we have littered around our campus.
 

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The problem rests in the cooling of the processor really.

However, our tech team found that there is a relationship between the pumpkin skin thickness and the amount of space inside the pumpkin above and below the logic board/power supply. By carving out the top half of the "case", it allowed for more air flow and, subsequently, cooling of the internals. (not to mention a good excuse to save the seeds for roasting later). Also, we ensured that there were thicker parts of the husk nearest parts of the electronic interior that would generate more heat.

Tomorrow we add the final touches and designs. We will post them here.

Any buyers?

;) ;)
 

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A local entrepreneur wishes to use our logo and slogan for his own company. Seriously. He stated that he wishes to license the slogan as it fits well with his own company direction.

Any ideas? Suggestions?

More pics of the pMac coming soon.
 
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