Build Your Own Workable Mini Apple II Built with $9 CHIP

Chris Larkin, a game developer built the mini Apple II replica. Thanks to a built-in $9 CHIP single-board computer, the Apple II is totally workable instead of only a decoration.

Workable Mini Apple II Built with $9 CHIP

All components have been assembled together by Chris. As we can see from the images, the 3D printed enclosure shows off charming detailing and accurate contours from Apple IIe, the third model in Apple II series, while the yellowing exterior makes it look like a real old machine from the 80s.

The replica is supported by CHIP in order to emulate the legendary home computer, and the mini computer comes equipped with a rechargeable battery that offers about 10 hours of use on a single charge. Moreover, a 3.5″ TFT LCD screen lets you step into the 8-bit computer era. Fortunately, as an open-source projector, Chris has shared all files and steps of the mini Apple II replica via GitHub, so you can also build your own mini Apple II according to the files and description.

via Tested

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