This is a tutorial on how to build a mini Mac Classic using a Raspberry Pi. The colour they chose for their case is a bit off ;-)
The case design not supper faithful to the original Macs but it is okay. I have 3D printed them in white and am going to spray paint mine in beige.Continue
This is the downstairs where the arcade games will be. I'm trying to decide whether to call it Arcadia or Arc80s.
Here is the upstairs, the future home of my MacAttic…
Got a few new Macs added.
First one is a humble SE/30, which needs a recap but otherwise is in good shape. Running 7.0.1, 300MB Quantum HDD, 16MB of RAM.
The second is more special.…Continue
It's official. After the November 2014 issue, print editions of Macworld Magazine will not be made. Here is a great article by former PC World editor Harry McCracken about the demise of Macworld. Digital editions will still be made and the website will still be online, but it won't be the same without the print versions of Macworld.…Continue
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Tuesday July 15, 2014 - Apple and IBM come together to make iOS a lethal threat in the enterprise market. The tech giants announced a new partnership that looks to revolutionize mobile device use in enterprise with customized apps and services for iPhone and iPad.
When I first heard this news, I thought immediately of the infamous picture of Steve Jobs standing in front of the marble IBM wall giving the middle…Continue
Thank you for welcoming me to this cool - retro - community! I was so pleased to hear my name in the welcome address in the podcast right after having submitted my candidacy (and which happened before I even saw the welcome email, that was awesome)!
I always loved Macs, always had one as the first computer I owned was a "Pizza Box" (LCII), it was in 1995. This wasn't a breakthrough in industrial design, but I was very happy to be able to write my term papers on such a cool UI at the…Continue
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Hi all! I've used Macs on and off for years. First ones I used were in kindergarten, and I believe they were LCII's (not positive on that.) I still remember when the school got Bondi Blue iMacs, which were very different and seemed cool.
Didn't have any contact with a Mac (or anything Apple related) from about 2001 on, until I got my first iPod (a green 2nd Gen 4GB Mini) in the summer of 2005. Upgraded to an 8GB Touch Christmas of 2007, shortly after they'd come…Continue
Funny cartoon from Joy of Tech:
One of the challenges we collectors of Apple face is deciding on a particular direction for our collection- oftentimes we find ourselves grabbing Apple things that tickle our fancy at the time without a clear path, at least I know I have.
One clear direction is building a…Continue
Everyone loves to make bucket lists of things they want. Oftentimes these objects of our affection are things we know no one will get ever get us either because they have no clue where to find them or simply because they are way too expensive.
Well, in light of the Holiday Season fast approaching, I…Continue
Added by Scott on December 15, 2013 at 11:10am — No Comments
Another interesting find while plundering the treasures of eBay. “Apple Computer Inc. EDVT (Engineering Design Verification Test) ETHERNET ADAPTER CARD”
Read more at my blog below, and download the EDVT as a PDF if you want a copy.
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Thought this article might be of interest.
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Woz told me a story in email: "Apple at one point turned down the Pascal P-System. That very evening Bill Atkinson and myself hopped on a plane at our own expense and flew down to UCSD, where the P-System had been developed. We stayed with developers in their lab that whole night and incorporated Apple II disk routines and graphics routines. We brought it back and showed how useful and good this Pascal system was and Apple changed its mind."
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My 1/3 scale mac is done!
I made the case using white …Continue
I recently purchased a Raspberry Pi with the idea of making a 1/2 scale model of a Mac Plus. This is one those "Because I can" projects with no practical use (my favorite kind!). The Raspberry pi is a tiny little computer approximately 4" x 2.5" x .5" in size. As tiny as it is it can run lot of very cool apps including some old school emulators, as Derek has shown,…Continue
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shortly after I started collecting retro Macs, I got busy with a full time job, then I changed jobs and well, the macs kinda got forgotten in the back bedroom. I finally pulled out a few of the earliest ones this past weekend, and have some good news - I got a few of them working again.
1x 512k w/ 400K disk now boots and fully functional
1x Mac Plus was acquired somewhere along the line and it did work at one time, but now the analog board is displaying some bad solder…Continue