It’s hard to believe that a product released just about 30 years ago has shaped the consumer tech industry so much. The original Macintosh not only laid the foundations of Personal Computer Tech but also was the first brick in the gigantic wall of innovation and several firsts that Apple has built. Which proudly showcases products such as the iPhone, iPad, Macbook laptops, iPods and various others.
However, some of us like things a bit retro, and John Leake of RetroMacCast has done that for us by reproducing the first Macintosh, in a handy and small form factor, small enough to fit your palm. The computer is a fully functional machine and measures merely 4.5 inches x 3 inches x 3.5 inches.
The body is mainly constructed out of closed cell PVC white board called Sintra. Sandpapers and files have been used to shape the body as well as the bezel of the device which sports the 3.5 inch TFT LCD Monitor. Running at the heart of the computer is the Raspberry Pie Board running Raspbian which is running Mini vMac Emulator on version 6.0.8.
There are also four USB ports built-in it; two in and two out which help you connect Wi-Fi and Bluetooth dongles. There is also an Ethernet port and 2.4 Amp USB charger to power the monitor and Raspberry Pie. You can hear more about the Retro Mac on RetroMacCast Episode 298