Who needs a screen saver when you can have real fish in your old Mac?
Perhaps nothing else he’s done has brought Andy Ihnatko quite the same fame and notoriety as inventing the Macquarium – a compact Mac gutted and turned into a fishbowl. Following are links to online resources for those interested in converting Macs to Macquaria.
The original Macquarium design is known to work in a Mac 128K, 512K, 512Ke, Plus, SE, or SE/30 case. (Please, don’t even think of converting a functional Mac!) It is probable it will also work in a Classic or Classic II case.
Note that this conversion will void any warranty on your computer.
- MacQuarium, Wikipedia
- The Original Macquarium (stuffed Microsoft Word file)
- Make a Macquarium, Andy Ihnatko (on JAG’s site)
- Matt’s MacQuarium Page, includes construction photos
- The Apple Collection, more Macquarium designs than you can shake a stick at.
- MacQuarium Gallery, AppleFritter
- MacQuarium, Aleks
- Kevin’s MacQuarium, Andrew Moses
- MacQuarium, Bob Clark, Clarkwood Software
- iMacquarium, Andrew Moses
- Macquarium, Techquarium
- Andy Ihnatko on Macs, writing, innovation, and the Macquarium, Tommy Thomas, Welcome to Macintosh, 2007.05.22. “And as any writer will tell you, most of the work you do is preparing the soil, so to speak, so that when you sit down to write, Good Things Will Happen.”
- MacBook Air a Road Apple?, beautiful Macquarium, a Compact Flash to SCSI adapter, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 2008.01.18. Also problems with a D-Link USB WiFi adapter, hi-def iTunes movie resolution, MacBook Air whiners, and another Pismo lover.