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The original Macintosh computer was released in 1984, and it was the first popular personal computer to run software featuring a graphical user interface. It had a 9 inch display, a 7.8 MHz processor, and 128 kB of memory.

Computers have come a long way since then — today you can pick up a $35 Raspberry Pi which has far more powerful hardware than a Macintosh 128. You can even emulate classic Mac software on it if you really want to… and if you’re going to do that, why not go a few steps further and build a miniature replica of a classic Mac case for the little guy?

Macintosh Mini

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3 replies on “Lilbits (8-27-2013): Making a Macintosh Mini out of a Raspberry Pi”

  1. I think that Mini-Mac is way cool. I think it is a very creative use of the Raspberry Pi. I amazed at what one could do with that little board.

  2. Looks nice, but what’s it good for? Reminds me of various emulators out there,
    such as Palm Pilot, Amiga, Commodore 64, Atari, etc. Do people really want to play Asteroids or Pong, and for how long before they get bored?

    One useful app I can think of is Palm Desktop, which had a free online version/web site maintained by Palm. If I’m not mistaken, you could sync the online version
    with the PC client and the Palm device. Sadly, Palm shut down the web site, and
    Palm itself went away. Sure you could do the same think with Exchange or Google, but these environments lack the simplicity and speed of Palm Desktop.

    webis is trying to do something like the Palm Desktop web site with its Pocket Informant web product. However, development of the web site has been delayed and the online service only syncs Android or iOS clients.

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