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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, Basilisk II. I of course want to run Mini vMac since it's supposed to be a Mac Plus. I turns out it was pretty easy to set up. as easy as... no, not gonna go there. I did some searching for a tiny monitor but couldn't find any 4" vga monitors, go figure! I was able to find a huge selection of tiny composite monitors though. 
I was worried the the screen would be completely unreadable but it's not as bad as I thought especially since to get Mini vMac to run at full screen I had to adjust the boot config file to get it to output at 512x384 which is then being shoved onto a screen with a resolution (320x240)

Here are some more screenshots of the little guy in action.

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Comment by Michael on June 30, 2013 at 5:44pm

Wow!  You just must make a teenie, tiny, itty bitty case for this, then you'd have a for real Mini vMac!

Just Wow!

Comment by John on June 30, 2013 at 5:57pm

That sir, is the plan :)

Comment by Jorma Honkanen on July 1, 2013 at 12:41am

So you used the Basilisk?
I'm wondering how to get the vMac to work with the Chameleon : http://chameleon.enging.com

Apple II works great on it as well lots of other emulators.

Comment by John on July 1, 2013 at 6:44am

Chameleon looks pretty cool!. I haven't tried using mini vMac through the command line which is probably what is necessary to make it work with Chameleon. 

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