Cyrozap's Tech Projects

Computers. Circuits. Code.

A Bunch of Updates

World Maker Faire NYC was awesome! I took a ton of video, but I still need to edit out all the boring stuff.

I've also now listed my refurbished & unlocked Blackberry on ebay ($150 + shipping), though the ebay fees are really high, so I'd prefer it if you'd buy it on SellSimply. In fact, I've dropped the price on the SellSimply one to $130 with Free USPS Priority Mail Flat-rate shipping (I only ship free to the US, though).

I'll be selling some CRT monitors soon (one of them is a 21" one with VGA, BNC, and RS232 connectors) and I'll let you all know when I'm selling them.

If you're interested in a cool-looking 23" ASUS LCD screen, let me know.

If you're wondering why I'm selling all this stuff, it's because I recently bought a late-2006 15" MacBook Pro to replace my DIY-intosh and I need the money. I really like how well Macs control my Makerbot (a lot better than my current Linux computers) and I also like how they run so much better/smoothly in general.

Anyone interested in buying the DIY-intosh?

Well, I kinda want to buy a more portable Mac (an older 17" MacBook Pro), so I'm going to be selling this for $400. Why $400? Well, I actually built it for just over $300 and similar Macs are over that price. It's really great at running a MakerBot, and it's good for iPhone development, too.


  • 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo Processor
  • 2 GB of DDR2 667 MHz RAM
  • Bluetooth
  • Wireless N networking
  • 100 GB 7200 RPM SATA HDD
  • 2 USB ports
  • 1 Firewire 400 port
  • 1 Mini-DVI port
  • Mic In and Audio Out ports
  • 10/100 Ethernet port
  • Magsafe power connector
  • OS X Snow Leopard pre-installed

What it will come with in the box:

  • DIY-intosh
  • A 60W MagSafe PSU
  • OS X Snow Leopard Disk
  • A Mini-DVI to DVI Adapter
  • A Mini-DVI to HDMI Adapter (video only)

Note #1: The DIY-intosh does not have a DVD drive. You can, however purchase a USB DVD drive if you need that capability. You can also enable Remote Disk on the DIY-intosh (search Google for the terminal commands). I suggest that once you have recieved the DIY-intosh that you enable Remote Disk and make a DMG of the install DVD. Then, you can restore that DMG to an 8 GB USB drive. In the event you need to install OS X again, you can just boot off of that USB drive.

Note #2: I don't ship overseas. It's just too expensive.

Email me ASAP if you're interested (click on the "Contact Me" page to see my email address). If many people email me with serious interest, I'll put it on ebay, otherwise I'll just use SellSimply. I must recieve at least one email with serious interest before I put it on either site.

Selling Half-Set Reprap Mendel Parts on Sell Simply

Set of RepRap parts

This set of parts is a little over half of all the parts needed to build a RepRap Mendel. If I don't get any offers for the complete half-set, I will start offering parts individually. If you want individual parts, please contact me at cyrozap AT gmail DOT com.

Make offers on it at

SellSimply shop is up!

Go to to see the Mendel Mini parts that I posted! It's a half-set, so if you're having trouble printing some of the parts for the Mendel Mini, or want to get a head start on printing your own set, this is the set for you! If I don't get any offers for the complete half-set, I'll start offering parts individually. Email me if you're interested in individual parts.