From Pine View Farm

Handmade Computers 6

I dropped by my local used computer store today, hoping to stumble on a used PCMCIA wireless network card, for when I’m on the road and in a hotel with only a wireless network.

No luck, but I saw some interesting handmade computers. I wish I had had my camera with me; I’d have taken pictures if they gave me permission. They all had CD drives, floppy drives, and everything else needed for a fully functional box.

One was built inside one of those plastic milk carton thingies.

One was in a cardboard carton.

But the ultimate one was in a Tidy-Cat cat litter bucket.

Tidy Cat

Maybe I’ll run by there tomorrow and see whether they’ll let me take some pictures.



  1. Opie

    January 28, 2006 at 6:51 pm

    Were these done for sheer humor, or as an anti-theft measure? It suddenly occurs to me that there may be a market for laptops that look like anything but laptops… Frank, maybe we have just made our first million.

  2. Phillybits

    January 29, 2006 at 12:40 am

    Ever seen this?

  3. Phillybits

    January 29, 2006 at 12:42 am

    Sorry. Didn’t realize IMG tag wouldn’t work here.

  4. Phillybits

    January 29, 2006 at 12:50 am

  5. Opie

    January 29, 2006 at 8:27 am

    No, but if they’ll turn the display 90 degrees counterclockwise and put the peripheral jacks on the inside, I’ll buy one. 😉

  6. Frank

    January 29, 2006 at 5:56 pm

    People are dying to buy those.

    Here’s one to keep the ghouls away: