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3D Loves Mac – Mini Apple Macintosh by RabbitEngineering #3DlovesMac #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Today on our weekly live 3D Hangouts, we will be sharing a guide and project for creating a Raspberry Pi Mac Classic emulator. 3D printing has had a long love affair with early Apple computers. (As it does also with all things Linux, Android, and Windows8, not to play favorites!) Here’s a quick roundup of a few other #3DlovesMac projects that caught our interest to whet your appetite!


Mini Apple Macintosh by RabbitEngineering Thingiverse

David Nunez (RabbitEngineering) from Bellevue, WA created this teeny-mini Classic Mac (yes, that’s a penny!) with a sticker set that you can print out to complete your model.

He has create an entire series of mini-computer history tributes — check out the Mini Apple II, Mini Sinclair ZX80, Mini Altair 8800/8800b, Mini Commodore 64, and just the cutest little Mini Ninteno Entertainment System (NES) that we ever did see. (Click on the photos to visit those projects.)

Mini Apple Macintosh by RabbitEngineering on Thingiverse:

Apple keeps making their machines smaller, so I beat them to the punch. A teeny 2″ Apple Macintosh, from back when they still made real computers.

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Mini Apple Macintosh by RabbitEngineering Thingiverse

Mini Apple II by RabbitEngineering Thingiverse

Mini Sinclair ZX80 by RabbitEngineering Thingiverse

Mini Altair 8800 8800b by RabbitEngineering Thingiverse

Mini Commodore 64 by RabbitEngineering Thingiverse

Mini Ninteno Entertainment System NES by RabbitEngineering Thingiverse


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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

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