Build your own Macintosh Classic with the help of a Raspberry Pi

Macintosh Classic

After so long I have to admit that I like to see how the Rasbperry Pi user community can still surprise us with creations like the one I want to present to you today because, just by making use of one of these amazing cards, at least in terms of to capacity, LEGO pieces and great ingenuity, they have managed to create a Macintosh Classic.

The idea of ​​this project and its subsequent design and construction is the work of Jannis Hermanns that, as the mime has told in the presentation of this unique prototype, came after a sudden attack of nostalgia that led him to try to create with LEGO pieces one of the first computers that he himself used when he was young, later the idea of ​​giving life to its peculiar prototype and for that, nothing better than a Raspberry Pi.

Jannis Hermanns teaches us to make our own Macintosh Classic with LEGO pieces.

As a detail, tell you that what you see on the screen is an evolution of an evolution of the project, that is, in the beginning Jannis Hermanss created a Macintosh Classic using all the pieces that he had at home, hence a computer full of pieces of different colors and a 2,7 inch e-ink screen. After that, the designer decided to purchase pieces in a color as similar as possible to the original.

Once he got the parts, good old Jannis used a Raspberry Pi Zero to connect the electronic ink as well as the necessary power supply, stickers and cables. At the end of it, its own creator tells us that he spent some U.S. dollar 110. If you are interested in creating your own Macintosh Classic, tell you that in the blog From its creator you can find all the explanations and even a tutorial on how to make it step by step.


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