Nov 27 2015
Nov 17 2015
Great progress recently on both the software and hardware side.
- Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS installed
- Macbuntu installed to make it look like OSX. Amazingly close to the real OSX.
- SheepShaver – Emulates PowerPC setup with OS9 up and running.
- Basilisk II – Emulates 68040 with Quadra 630 ROM. Yes, I do own a couple of these, so ROMs are legal.
You can see the results below. All the pieces fit together very nicely. Its amazing the tolerances of a laser cutter. The whole thing “snaps” together. Next steps are to paint and apply the cherry wood veneer and stain. I expect this will be a Version 1 product, but I’m hopeful given how well the pieces fit.
Feb 1 2015
Some preliminary designs have started coming together for the curved wood prototype. I’ve been back and forth on using a iPad 2 vs a raspberry pi B. I need to prove that I can run either in portrait mode. Here is the design and measurements with the iPad 2 as the screen.
Feb 1 2015
This design comes from the amazing Apple Design book by Paul Kunkel.
I’ve always wished Apple had produced this particular design, but it appears to have never made it past the mock up phase. In fact, this is the only picture that I’ve ever seen of the design. It was part of the Pomona design series done in October and December of 1992. I love the curves and the contrast of the black and birch. The portrait monitor is also very attractive. I’ve often had a vertical monitor setup since the early Radius Pivot monitors.
One of the things I’ll do on this site is document my attempts to recreate a working version of this prototype. I’m looking to use 3D printing for the metal supports and possibly a Raspberry Pi to emulate vMac and System 7. Stay tuned.