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Art attacked RiscPCs exiled to eBay

By Chris Williams. Published: 28th Feb 2003, 03:11:47 | Permalink | Printable

Try and frame this

Ok, we couldn't resist running this article. So three RiscPC's turn up on online auction site eBay. This happens all the time, how is that news? Well um, just look at the cases.

Exhibit A
Exhibit B
Exhibit C

They're all standard RiscPCs running RISC OS 3.6 with moderate specs plus network cards but the catch is they've been used by one Ben Brook during his A level art course and are therefore thoroughly decorated. Why, you could have a Warm summers day theme, or a Sweeter than candy design or perhaps a Royal Marines paint job in case you're camouflaged behind enemy lines and want to smuggle a lone RISC OS box to some underground resistance.

Kids, paint and RiscPCs don't mix.


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Just makes you want to go out and start painting. :-)

What gets me is that those RISC PCs must have been quite expensive. Quite an expensive art project really. :-)

What grade did he get for the projects? Must have been an A for originality. :-) Certainly beats my A level art project which consisted of over-sized Coke cans.

 is a RISC OS UserSnig on 28/2/03 9:09AM
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I made a large metallic grasshopper, using, amongst other stuff, parts of the plumbing from our old hot water tank and some AOL CDs. :)

 is a RISC OS Usermonkeyson on 28/2/03 11:12AM
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OK first one, he should be sold to green peace, or any left over flower power hippies from the 60's/70's.

2nd one should be sold to the Tango drink makers - they could use in in their next advert.

3rd one emm - I'm A Celebrity, Ge Me Out Of Here.

-- Paul Stewart, Bletchley, Milton Keynes

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 28/2/03 12:19PM
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And I thought the flower power iMac was bad :)

-- Dougal

 is a RISC OS UserDougal on 28/2/03 12:20PM
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Scary computer alert!

 is a RISC OS UserNodoid on 28/2/03 1:27PM
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They're really rather foul, aren't they?

 is a RISC OS Usernunfetishist on 28/2/03 2:06PM
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Yup - but thats students

 is a RISC OS Usertim_firmager on 28/2/03 5:10PM
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To be honest, they all have network cards and also spare parts (backplanes, PSUs), so for 30 quid (current bid), they're a steal.

Chris, drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 2/3/03 4:52AM
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And 'steal' is something no noone is going to do if you have a machine like that. It'd scare ppl away :-)

-- Spriteman.

 is a RISC OS UserSpriteman on 2/3/03 12:53PM
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