Tyler Crumpton has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. His interests include building and modifying electronics, photography, creating music, and writing software. He has skill in Java, C/C++, Python, HTML/PHP, VHDL, and a little bit in other languages and technologies.

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  1. I’m from a fellow makerspace, Artisan’s Asylum, in Cambridge MA, and we are looking to do a Sugru/ Instructables build night just like you previously did and were wondering if you had any input or advice for us.

    Since you’ve already gone through the process, we’re hoping to learn from your experience. If there were any things that worked well, poorly, or just things you wish you had tried but didn’t have time for, it would be awesome if you passed them along.



  2. Dear David,

    I’ve just installed an SSD in the optical bay of my late 2009 iMac.
    I would like to install mavericks and windows 7 on a bootcamp partition.
    Installing Mavericks from a USB drive was easily achieved.
    However of course the Bootcamp partition is giving trouble.
    My old HDD is still mounted, however it is getting I/O errors and the current bootcamped windows 7 fails to boot. My optical drive is dead, so my options are becoming limited.

    The Mavericks bootcamp assistant will not even let you partition without having a Windows installation CD mounted in the optical bay. Luckily however the Snowleopard bootcamp assistant still lets me do this.

    I downloaded the free trial of Parallels 9 and changed the target volume to my fresh bootcamp partition on the SSD and started installation.

    Once the installation finished I attempted to find the PhysicalMbr.hds file inside Windows 7.pvm/Windows 7-0.hdd (my drive is apparently called 0 ) to my disappointment I could not locate the PhysicalMbr file. Only a Windows7-0.hdd file of 0kb and long list of Windows 7-0.hdd-0.{5fbaabe3-6958-40ff-92a7-860e329aab41}.hds files with the second 0 ranging to 33. ranging in sizes from 1MB to several GB.

    At the time I was following this guide

    Seems to accomplish the same goals. But I got stranded looking for the Mbr…

    Please contact me with any advice.

    Thanks in advance,


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