I recently found a classic “bondi-blue” iMac G3 in the trash and have managed to remove the guts and clean up the case.
Now I want to “upcycle” it and put a Raspberry PI inside. I’ve done a lot of projects with the Pi before but for this I’m looking to achieve a high level of finish on the end product and need some advice.
Problem 1: the screen
I’m having trouble sourcing a cheap, 4:3 15” screen to put inside. HDMI/VGA/DVI and resolution doesn’t really matter! Any one knows where I can get one?
Problem 2: power!
I’ve saved the original “kettle style” power socket and need to figure out how to get power from that into the Pi AND the screen. Obviously I can just do a “pass through” from the plug to the input on the screen but I’m not sure how to also power the Pi. Any suggestions? I was thinking of maybe powering the PU using something the wide-input shim and then controlling the screen power using automation PHAT? can I combine automation phat, wife-input shim and on off shim on the same Pi? (because that would be awesome as I could use the original power button to power on/off!).
If All else fails I was thinking of just wiring in a short extension lead and having the plugs just kind of sit inside the shell as I have done on arcade projects in the past, but that would look kind of janky in a transparent case!
Thanks for any advice you can offer folks!