Joven's BIGMac: Better Integrated Ghetto Mac Mini

Joven's BIGMac: Better Integrated Ghetto Mac Mini

Gregory Han
Feb 5, 2009

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Joven just sent us his impressive DIY project, which he calls the BIGMac (Better Integrated Ghetto Mac Mini). Inspired by the Sonnet MacCuff Mini mounting system, Joven created his own version for a lot less and with similar results. Check out all the details and more photos below...

I couldn't afford an Apple iMac, but I still wanted the benefits of an integrated computer solution on my small desk. After spending some time with "the google", I found a bracket that mounts a mac mini to the standard lcd vesa monitor holes (see link below). Priced at $50, I sought out to create my own with some spare aluminum in my garage.

Build notes:
1. The VESA mount specs are: M4-.7 Screws spaced at 70mm.
2. Rubber stops protect from scratches as well as prevent the Mac Mini from accidental horizontal movement.
3. Rubber washers between the bracket and the monitor will help with surfaces that are not flat.

Want to make your own? Joven is offering his own design plans at his site with a downloadable PDF.

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