Linux News Today: This Amazing Miniature Apple Computer Is Based on Raspberry Pi and Raspbian
Someone built a miniature Apple Computer that is powered by Raspberry Pi Model A+ and Raspbian, and it looks fantastic. The best thing about it is that you can actually buy one of these, or you can download the specs and 3D print them yourself.
The fact that the Raspberry Pi platform is very versatile should not surprise anyone, but somehow this miniature Apple Computer still manages to surprise us. We’ve seen a lot of stuff done with the Raspberry Pi, from simple projects to micro-breweries. The ironic thing is that we usually call it a mini PC and a guy named Charles Mangin actually built a mini Apple Computer.
The fact that it’s also powered by Raspbian, a Linux distribution based on Debian and designed to work with the Raspberry Pi, is the icing on the cake. People can buy these mini Apple PCs already made, or they can download the specs and built them themselves. Tracking down that 2.5” LCD will be a little harder, but it will totally be worth it.
It’s hard to believe that a Raspberry Pi Model A+ powers the small PC
The report regarding this mini Apple computer was featured on the 3dprintboard.com forums, but there doesn’t seem to be much enthusiasm about it.
“Charles Mangin makes a hobby out of creating miniature retro computers, and he’s certainly outdone himself with the retro Apple 3D printed with a Raspberry Pi inside, featuring USB plug-in and working 2.5″ LCD display. The files can be found on Thingiverse for 3D printing and can also be purchased fully assembled and finished by Mangin on Etsy,” wrote Brian Krassenstein.
It’s hard to believe that everything you see in that picture is big enough to encompass a simple Raspberry Pi and that it’s just a little bit bigger than a coin. You can download the Raspbian OS from Softpedia if you need it.