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More progress has been made to my new Plastic Pal Who's Fun to Play With (tm). Before painting the front I had to get it ready for the banana logo. About an hour with an exacto knife accomplished this quite nicely.

The next step was to fill in the gaps where parts of the apple shape were larger than the banana. I wrapped my logo in plastic wrap and filled the gaps with epoxy putty.

Tada! Here it is after painting. To paint it I used a glossy bright yellow spray paint and a softer yellow (summer squash) flat spray paint lightly sprayed over the glossy yellow.

Here is the almost cosmetically complete Banana Jr. I still have to paint the back and do some more stuff with cables on the inside.

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Tags: Banana, Bloom, County, Jr, Mac, Plus

Comment by Lars (WhyOSX) on April 12, 2009 at 7:10pm
Almost there or almost gone :-) ?
What it needs is a big handle on the right, a slit to put coins in
(the paper money must come out of the floppy drive);
ready is the One-Armed-Banana-Bandit.
There is at least one such game for classic Macs, but I forgot their names.
BTW - I would have used a fast rotating drill and raze machine, but it is well done.
(I am never sure about these technical terms, sorry)
Question: What happened to the monitor - looks like a flatscreen !?
Comment by John on April 12, 2009 at 9:09pm
The screen is a Lilliput LCD Touchscreen Monitor. The innards of the system is a G3 iBook. This project is inspired by the comic strip Bloom County. In particular by the computer of one Oliver Wendell Jones. Here are some links to some of the strips http://toastytech.com/guis/banana2.html, or http://www-i5.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/mbp/bloom/bloom.html.
Comment by Lars (WhyOSX) on April 13, 2009 at 5:23am
So it's not a portable any longer, it's a 'Walkable' !
Make an R2D2 walk !
Gave me a big smile, bigger than this: -> ☺ !
Comment by ClaudioM on April 24, 2009 at 11:04pm
I wonder if this particular strip is telltale of how Apple feels about an operating system that Opus can identify with.... :-p
Comment by Rowan on May 11, 2009 at 6:12am
good to see the Douglas Adams your plastic pal who's fun to be with reference :)
What is planned for this machine, I see the USB port, giant MP3 player?
I've been tempted to do a good Mac Mini in a classic case for awhile now, the new mac mini with it's dual displays looks ideal.

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