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NeXTnewbe



Joined: 27 Oct 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:02 am    Post subject: so far this is my NeXT History Reply with quote

Well guys, Finally I got one Cube in a very good conditions, a 040 33MHZ with a NeXT Dimension Board, and I open the boxes only week ago.....

All started when I was mmm... too young back in 1987 or 88, that I saw in a magazine the description of the NeXT cube, at that time I was at school, and I always, wanted a Cube, but in my country of origin, was far too expensive to afford one (so dad, bought me an Atari 130XE).
Crying or Very sad
some years after, went to university, did my MBsc in computers, but still wanted a Cube, then Work, then got married, then start a new job abroad in UK, then return to my home country,
Then installed OpenStep on one laptop, but still wanted a Cube ....
Confused
then I start to do a Cube replica in aluminium, so close to finish the replica, but then and finally back again to UK. (the project stop) Idea

then some weeks ago, a member of the forum offer me a Cube and I saw the opportunity, and now I have it.
Very Happy
It come with 32 MB Ram, 450 HD, and MagaPixel, and its coming the Colour display (CRT)

I'm so happy and I've been invested to upgrade it, now I have 9GB HD working, a DVD Pioneer is coming, 128MB is coming too.

I installed a IBM Black LCD Screen (it works!) very nice, now I need some good SW.

Well after almost 19 years a dream come true, I will give it a very good home, now my wife is happy and she likes a lot the Cube too.

well I'm so happy, that I decided to share a bit of my NeXT Live Wink
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scarecrow



Joined: 19 Jan 2006
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Location: Helsinki, Finland

PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats, those are so wonderful moments in one´s life. Very Happy
Do you have any pics of the Cube replica project?
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urquidez



Joined: 22 Mar 2007
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes congrats. The extra RAM helps speed things up noticeably. And the wife doesn't mind? Now you're really a lucky man!
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NeXTnewbe



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

scarecrow wrote:
Congrats, those are so wonderful moments in one´s life. Very Happy
Do you have any pics of the Cube replica project?



my dad and my brother di finish the project for me, as I'm now living overseas,


http://www.flickr.com/photos/21878319@N08/2107925009
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21878319@N08/2107924961
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21878319@N08/2108699842
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21878319@N08/2108700006
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Jenne



Joined: 06 May 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations!

My wife is quite fond of my hobby, too. She likes machines with different designs (in fact she is looking for a TAM from time to time since she saw mine Wink).

Just two questions: a Pioneer DVD? Which model ist it? The same about the IBM LCD: which model ist it? My NeXTdisplay sooner or later will quit its job...

Thanks for information and have fun with Your cube!

J
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nextchef



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeXTnewbe wrote:

my dad and my brother di finish the project for me, as I'm now living overseas,

http://www.flickr.com/photos/21878319@N08/2107925009
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21878319@N08/2107924961
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21878319@N08/2108699842
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21878319@N08/2108700006


That is awesome work on that cube .. very nice job. So I guess from the cutouts it was setup for an ATX type motherboard and power supply to be installed. Is it the same dimensions as the actual NeXT cube, or was it enlarged a bit for more space. Any more info available on how it was constructed, especially the "ribs/fins" around the middle. Does it have an internal skeleton or structure with the skins attached, or are the panels strong enough when locked together.

Thanks for sharing the pics

Chef
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cubist



Joined: 20 Sep 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:08 pm    Post subject: Very nice work Reply with quote

nextchef wrote:
That is awesome work on that cube .. very nice job.


Agreed, very nice work. In the mid- or late-90's, a company designed a machine that looked very much like what you did: http://www.rockcity.net/. They're long gone and even archive.org has nothing that I can find. But they supported their cube on a corner so it actually kind of looked like the NeXT logo. Some old timers should remember it....
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nextchef



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:31 am    Post subject: Re: Very nice work Reply with quote

cubist wrote:
nextchef wrote:
That is awesome work on that cube .. very nice job.


Agreed, very nice work. In the mid- or late-90's, a company designed a machine that looked very much like what you did: http://www.rockcity.net/. They're long gone and even archive.org has nothing that I can find. But they supported their cube on a corner so it actually kind of looked like the NeXT logo. Some old timers should remember it....


Here is an old TechTv article that has a small photograph about it, and another article with more details but no pics.

http://www.g4tv.com/techtvvault/features/4244/I_was_wondering_if_any_PC_manufacturers_are_going_to_build_an_iMac_rival.html

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0WUB/is_1998_June_15/ai_50072229

Seeing the pic I do remember the "floating purple cube" computer, so I guess I qualify as an "old timer" Wink

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