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LEGO Macintosh

Raspberry Pi isn't just for building mini computers and portable game consoles, but tiny Macintosh computers as well. Berlin-based programmer Jannis Hermanns decided to use the bricks to create a functional vintage Apple Macintosh. It's basically a 2.7" E-paper display linked to a Raspberry Pi Zero board, complete with a WiFi USB dongle. Now if Hermanns were to connect this to a standard display, it could possibly run many other programs, such as arcade emulators, but for now it appears to just run the classic Mac OS. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

LEGO Macintosh
LEGO Macintosh
LEGO Macintosh
LEGO Macintosh
LEGO Macintosh
LEGO Macintosh
LEGO Macintosh

"After creating an initial LEGO Macintosh prototype by hand, Hermanns went on to design the device using the LEGO digital designer (LDD) software, which lets creators draw up patterns in 3D. when a pattern is complete, the program creates a neat little list of all the bricks needed after struggling to accommodate the screen into a frame smaller than three LEGO bricks wide, Hermanns decided to cut into the blocks by hand, allowing for the perfect proportions," reports Design Boom.










This entry was posted on 04/07 09:30am and is filed under Apple, Computers, Gadgets, LEGO .
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