Yes folks, it's finally finished. The Banana Jr. lives! I have to say that I'm pretty happy with the final results.
and was featured in the mind twistingly amazing comic strip
, a cherished memory of my youth. Some more info about the Banana Jr. and some of the strips it was featured in can be found
A Sunday strip featuring an advertisement for the Banana Jr. 6000.
On the outside.
1 Highly modified Mac Plus
The feet are plywood that have wood putty added to give them a bit of shape. The legs are two shift boots, bought at an automotive store. The floppy port slot now houses a usb port and I filled in the spot on the lower front right where the keyboard would normally plug in on a mac plus.
Down with Big Blue!
Here is a closeup of the modified mouse and keyboard.
I know it's a bit of a crossover - But it just makes sense.
On the inside.
1 Mac Mini 1.5 Ghz PowerPC G4
1 Lilliput 8" Touch Screen LCD 1024 x 768 (Native Resolution of 800 x 600)
1 USB Hub
1 Set of Speakers
1 Power Strip
The power supplies for all of the above.
Somewhere Steve Jobs feel a disturbance in the force!
The power strip is actually attached to the original Mac Plus switch and it uses the original plug receptacle as well. I converted the Mac Plus brightness knob into a push button for turning on the system.
I used two speakers that were actually in other macs. I attached these to the amplifier from a set of desktop speakers to give my Banana Jr. stereo.