DIY: Pumpkin Computing

posted Jun 6, 06:34 AM by Puffo

With the abundance and low price of pumpkins at certain times of the year you would have to be crazy not to make a pumpkin computer. For the first time somebody has documented in images from start to finish the process of creating one.

The Pumputer was conceived of to bring home the company’s carving contest award for the Information Technology department. A 1990 Macintosh Classic computer was obtained and carefully dismantled. After insertion into a large pumpkin, it’s peripherals were color coded to adhere to the Pumputer 1.0 model standards, and connected via VineBus, a very advanced serial connection.