Charles Mangin is too cool for school, taking us back to the computer science lab of the ’80s when Apple was infiltrating secondary schools and higher learning institutions, much like a number of the innovative 3D printing companies such as Stratasys, 3DS, and Tinkerine — amongst many others — are doing today. The Apple remains almost as much a precious commodity today as it did back then, and even more beloved since the passing of the iconic Steve Jobs, who was always on a mission to give us all higher quality and expected it from himself exponentially.
While Jobs was applauded for having the courage to be outspoken and try new things with products and business models, continually innovating and leaving competitors in the dust, we all still love to go back and look at the retro Apple products — and some Apple lovers, like Charles Mangin, are motivated enough to mold them in 3D printing. Harkening back to the bulky 1984 //c Apple, this is an amazing miniature Apple featuring a Raspberry Pi Model A+ setup with USB keyboard on the side and combo A/V plug on the back, as well as a micro-SD card underneath the Pi.
The files can be downloaded at Thingiverse for the Apple IIc Raspberry Pi case – Model A+ and the Apple Monitor IIc – 2.5” LCD, and Mangin actually takes those parts to the third step with sanding, painting, and assembling, and sells them at Etsy. Parts are also available at Shapeways.
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