In the history of computers, the launch of Apple’s Macintosh was one of the biggest breakthroughs as the events and innovations it triggered created a whole new era for user friendly computing. First computers to come loaded with GUI and to speak by itself, it was no more than a magic machine for computer buffs of the 80s’. What? Unlucky to born in that era to experience the Macintosh wonder for the first time? Well, we are just about to tell you how to make one! That too without tangling up any copyright infringements.
The retro star comes to life again in 1/3rd of its size using Raspberry Pi which is accompanied by an LCD screen and powered by a Mac Emulator code. This creative idea was ignited in the ever imaginative mind of retro Mac lover, John, who has even cased the circuitry into a beautiful PVC case. The end result is a fine, functional Mac.
Apple has always looked into the detail of its machines and their built. A lot similar to that has been here too, where, the major work has been required in preparing the case. Pi is easily available and the code can be found over the internet. Mr. John has detailed well in his DIY and has even provided resources where the hardware can be found. What he couldn’t find was a 3D printable file of the Mac Casing that can hold the Pi and the screen comfortably. Pi also provides provision for HDMI output, USB, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, let’s find out how far can you take this project keeping the authenticity under check.
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