Ah, the Mac Classic. Believe it or not, I used to lay out newspaper pages on a Mac Classic, with a 9-inch screen. There was lots of scrolling involved. Even though it was tiny, monochrome, and in terrible shape, I loved that machine. To this day, I have fond memories of working on that Mac, even though it was underpowered, and ill-suited to the task at hand. But like many Mac users, the Classic form factor was my first exposure to the Mac, and I loved that boxy little machine.
Lots of Mac owners cherish their old Macs, and there’s a growing hobbyist scene of people restoring and updating vintage machines. But I’ve never seen anything quite like this:
Designer John Leake has hand-built a working 1/3-scale Mac, dubbed the “Mini Mac.” Built from sheets of PVC, a Raspberry Pi computer, a 3.5-inch LCD display, and a whole lot of Mac love, the Mini Mac is simply amazing. It even runs MacPaint.
We can’t wait for the Mini Cube….by