G5 LED Mod

Discussion in 'Macintosh' started by SPeedY_B, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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  2. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    LOL he has a clock on his g5. thats pimp.....
     
  3. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    thats pretty cool actually
     
  4. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    Wow, that is extremely neat.
     
  5. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    I saw this from #OSNN and at first I though it was semi cool (but maybe should be binary clock?)..... then I realisedwhat had been done was nothing to do with the computer clock or any hardware/sowftare internal to the G5.... they had literally simply taken a clock and taken it apart and lined up the LED's with the holes inside the case.... and given that is what this is I found it sad and not at all cool, personally. just a personal opinion - please no flaming!
     
  6. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    But the idea's i have gotten out of this. I am gonna have to buy a huge amount of blue LED's when i get my G5 (When i do :p)
     
  7. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    yah blue led's would be the way to go.. the red ones are just not doin it for me...
     
  8. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    It's possible he chose red LEDs because blue LEDs require more current.
     
  9. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    if he has a g5, I am sure he can setup a system with more current :cool:

    sure as hell he ain't hurting for money...
     
  10. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    Well, I'll bet he has a power cable running out the back. He probably didn't take the time to wire it into the PS. He never showed that part. Just like Mainframeguy said. This isn't anything to be impressed by. It would have been impressive if he wired that clock into the BIOS clock, which he did not.
     
  11. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    Or... REALLY impressive would have been an analog clock. Of course it would only be approximate, but that would have been neat.
     
  12. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I think its cool, tho I dont like MAC. But I agree blue LEDs would have been better.
     
  13. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    pretty cool
     
  14. sean.ferguson

    sean.ferguson Moderator Folding Team

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    Mac. Unless you are talking about the Media Access Control, which i doubt.
     
  15. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Granted blue LED's would of been cooler, but they also cost a **** load more (At least over here they do, not sure about else where).

    I really don't think the idea was to be clever/genius and hook the clock up to the bios, it's just something new and inventive.
     
  16. Scooter

    Scooter Random Apple Dude

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    heeheehee that looks pretty cool, but i would never grafitti my G5 like that. Its beautiful as it is already thankyou :)
     
  17. omg its nlm

    omg its nlm lvl 17 Hax Folding Team

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    looks cool, I saw that on Hackaday.com