Retro Apple Builds We Love

Mac to the Future!

Hackster Staff
3 years ago
LEGO Macintosh
A Wi-Fi-enabled LEGO Macintosh Classic running Docker on a Raspberry Pi Zero with an e‑paper display. Docker deployments via
Apple IIe Mini
A self-contained, C.H.I.P.-based Apple IIe mini computer. Runs off of a 12V drone battery. Working monitor power switch and audio.
Portable Apple II on an AVR
A highly improved emulation of the MOS 6502 CPU, written in AVR assembler, which is then used on an ATmega1284P together with other electronic parts to create a portable and battery-powered Apple ][ (emu­lator) handheld prototype.
Apple II Watch
Although the MCU runs at a blistering (by early 1980’s standards) 72MHz, the watch functions are mostly parody of the modern Apple Watch… it does keep and display the real time and date, the rest of the UI is mostly for fun.
Apple II Arduino Emulator
An early eighties era microcomputer on the Arduino Uno demonstrates just how powerful even the most basic of our microcontrollers are today.
Apple II Pi
Basically, the Apple II Pi is the integration of an Apple II with a Raspberry Pi to create a hybrid computer combining the input devices and storage mediums of the Apple with the CPU, GPU, USB, and network capabilities of the Broadcom BCM2835 SoC.
Demonstrates the boot of Macintosh Plus converted to Raspberry Pi 2 computer with RetroPie to use Basilisk II m68k Mac emulator with Apple System 7.5.
Mini Mac
A replica retro Macintosh built using sheet PVC, a Raspberry Pi, and a screen with a resolution of 320×200. The Raspberry Pi runs Mini vMac, a Macintosh emulator for System 7 and earlier. Not only can it actually be used as a Mac, but amazingly, it was also built at one-third scale.
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