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iMac G4 Lamp by dinyctis iMac G4 Lamp by dinyctis
At work, we had this old iMac G4 that was retired some time ago and was ready to be taken to storage. Of course, "storage" means "get it the hell outta here but we wont feel bad about actually throwing it out."

Being that the average smartphone is more powerful than this thing nowaways, it wasn't gonna be very useful. I remember coming across a few projects that turned one of these into a lamp and I figured that I'd give it a shot. I hada few ideas and my father had the technical skill-set (and equipment) to pull it off.

So, after some weeks of tinkering and playing around, this is the result. Granted, the only original parts are the disc on the base, the "shade," and the chromed arm. Everything else was machined or fabricated out of aluminum or walnut and put together.

So, the computer that was going to be sent away to storage is now lighting up our lobby.
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JohnK222 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Really awesomely done! I think I'll leave my iMac G4 as it is though. ;-)
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technologic47 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Where did you get the metal piece that attaches to the iMac arm?

Amazing work.
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Thank you! You mean the one that connects the original monitor neck to the "lamp" head? That's custom made as well as every other metal piece :)
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SailorSnowflack Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you make it?
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JimReed1957 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
I have an iMac G4 that I took apart. How much would you charge to me me a lamp out of it? Thanks
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dinyctis Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Hi Jim,

A lot, actually. My father and I figured out how much it would be to put another one together if somebody wanted and materials and time would drive the price slightly north of $500.
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b64 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
It moved. Gorgeous. Flawless. I can fawn some more if you'd like. Seriously, send this to Apple because there is a ready made market for it. [link]
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XePyroTomieX Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
So cool!
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solidgaunt Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow. look at that~
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ftpaddict Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
This is an awesome project and a very good way of recycling IT products. Brand affinity notwithstanding.
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