Mac-O-Lantern: fully functional Mac inside a real pumpkin

Over at the University of Arkansas computer store, they’ve made a Mac-O-Lantern for Halloween.

Oh, BTW, Happy Halloween!

The beauty of the functional and organic pumpkin case mod is its fleeting existence. the coolest thing about this project is the fact that such an extraordinary amount of precious time was squandered on a fruitless(!) pursuit. There are better case mods out there, and there are sweeter jack-o-lanterns. We split the difference.

Official Mac-O-Lantern specs:
• 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo
• 512MB 667 DDR2 SDRAM – 2×256
• 80GB Serial ATA drive
• SuperDrive 8x (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
• Mac OS X – U.S. English
• 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo
• Intel GMA 950 graphics
• Accessory kit

Mac-O-Lantern comes complete with Logitech camera “eyes,” the audio output is routed through the speaker “mouth,” and the cooling fan “breathes” out of the nose:

More info and many photos here.


  1. “FistOfGod” is right with respect to puting computers in pumpkins.

    2 weeks from now it’ll be all mushy. Perhaps it should be refridgerated. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”tongue laugh” style=”border:0;” />

  2. I used to build my own computers and I always put them in pumpkins since it was the cheapest case I could get. I was concerned about the processor, RAM, video card etc., not the stupid case. I thought it was odd the first time I saw a computer in a plastic case. What a waste on non-biodegradable resources.

  3. Seriously guys… I think this is a perfect case of thinking outside the “box”… the store just thought, “… hey, for years now Apple computers have been… ‘trapped inside… dull little boxes, dutifully performing dull little tasks…’ it’s time we surround them with something more ‘environmentaly’ friendly!” It was supposed to be a fun thing on a fun day. Relax boys and girls, relax.

    MW: “zipper,” as in, what some of you need over your mouths!

  4. Hey all you fatheads who are putting down fun projects like this pumpkin Mac, try opening your minds a little and being nice. Jeez you guys are loozerrs for certain.

    [unbelievable MDN: “feeling”, as in have some feelings you dopes.]

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