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Ultimate Fan Project: the Apple One Replica

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…


Added by Victor on March 4, 2014 at 3:05am — No Comments

My small collection.

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…


Added by Bradley Mattice on February 17, 2014 at 8:36pm — 1 Comment

Happy birthday Macintosh!

Funny cartoon from Joy of Tech:

Added by Claes on January 30, 2014 at 7:02am — 1 Comment

Macintosh Compact All-in-one Computers

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 collection of Macintosh Compact all-in-ones, but even then there are potentially 50 different…


Added by Scott on January 12, 2014 at 10:09am — 1 Comment

My 12 Days of Apple Christmas

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 want to memorialize my 12 Days of Apple Christmas bucket list. Most…


Added by Scott on December 15, 2013 at 11:10am — No Comments

New imac g3

Got a new imac g3 but it sometimes black-screens and needs to be restarted.

Added by Braiden Hayes on October 21, 2013 at 7:55pm — 2 Comments

Apple EDVT for the Ethernet Adapter Card

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.




Added by Michael on September 4, 2013 at 6:56pm — No Comments

History of Colors of Apple Products

Thought this article might be of interest.

Added by Linus Edwards on August 29, 2013 at 7:56pm — No Comments

Woz story on UCSD Pascal P-System

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."

Added by Lim Thye Chean on August 26, 2013 at 9:25am — No Comments

Honey I Shrunk the Computer

My 1/3 scale mac is done! 

The Outside

I made the case using white 3m Sintra (a sheet of pvc, easy to cut and sand) using an x-acto knife,…


Added by John on August 20, 2013 at 8:30pm — 38 Comments

Apple Pi

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,…


Added by John on June 30, 2013 at 5:15pm — 4 Comments

Rare Apple I

Added by Luis on May 6, 2013 at 10:42am — No Comments

It's been a while . . .

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…


Added by John Piontkowski on May 1, 2013 at 10:12am — 1 Comment

this guy has Steve Jobs Apple IIe - Pictures and Documents

He also has:

- Many TAM's
- Many fully working Macintosh Portables Back-lit and Non Back-Lit...
- Prototype See-through Macintosh SE
- A 2mb Ram LISA

Added by Powerusin MacMac on April 23, 2013 at 2:19pm — 3 Comments

Steve Jobs Opera

A twist on Shakespeare play.

Added by Luis on April 10, 2013 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Apple Pop-up museum

Those of you attending VCF will get a chance to see it.

Added by Luis on April 10, 2013 at 12:12am — No Comments

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