Introduction

This guide shows you the steps needed to recycle an iMac and turn it into a neat whiteboard. I recommend verifying that you can no longer fix or use your iMac and when you tear it down, try to save as many components or parts for future repairs. Hope you find it useful!

This guide gives you the whiteboard measurements for working with a 24inch iMac.

We start up with an empty case of an iMac.
  • We start up with an empty case of an iMac.

  • For directions on removing all of the interior components from your iMac, check out the 24" iMac EMC 2111 device page.

  • This procedure should also work on an iMac G5 or early Intel iMac.

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Unscrew the case and take the 56x35 whiteboard, check that it fits nicely.
  • Unscrew the case and take the 56x35 whiteboard, check that it fits nicely.

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Apply contact cement to the inside borders of the front case. Leave to dry for about 5 minutes.
  • Apply contact cement to the inside borders of the front case. Leave to dry for about 5 minutes.

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Place the whiteboard onto the front case and put weight on it.
  • Place the whiteboard onto the front case and put weight on it.

  • Make sure that the whiteboard touches the lower side of the metal panel.

  • Leave to dry out for a day.

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Mark up 4 lines of 4cm each on the cardboard. Cut up a rectangle and fold to make up a cylinder. Use scotch tape to hold them together.
  • Mark up 4 lines of 4cm each on the cardboard.

  • Cut up a rectangle and fold to make up a cylinder. Use scotch tape to hold them together.

  • Repeat to get 2 more cylinders.

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Glue the cylinders to the back case of the iMac.
  • Glue the cylinders to the back case of the iMac.

  • This is to have some pressure against the whiteboard.

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After the contact cement has dried, take out the small contact cement remnants from the board with a box cutter and a plastic tool (as to not damage the whiteboard)
  • After the contact cement has dried, take out the small contact cement remnants from the board with a box cutter and a plastic tool (as to not damage the whiteboard)

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Reassemble your iMac and write something on it.
  • Reassemble your iMac and write something on it.

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Conclusion

Very useful mobile whiteboard!

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Angela Penaherrera

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Great idea! How about adding an attachment to the bottom of the stand to hold a book open. Maybe use the speaker case cut to size. Affix it using the holes for the RAM access plate.

mayer - Reply

Thats a great idea too! If you add the stand post some pics ^_^

Angela Penaherrera -

Angela, I tried contacting you via twitter, would you click on my icon and email me. This is about my possible relocation to Ecuador .

mayer - Reply

Done! Check your inbox :)

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