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The Original Macintosh Finder Control Panel, Cross-stitched

The Original Macintosh Finder Control Panel, Cross-stitched
I once tried cross-stitching in an art class in school once. I stabbed myself repeatedly in the finger making my DNA part of the project. But if you can avoid the bloody bits, it turns out that cross-stitching is a wonderful way to recreate pixel art. 

This Stand Turns Your iPhone into a Classic Macintosh

This Stand Turns Your iPhone into a Classic Macintosh
Are you a fan of the original Apple Macintosh? This smartphone stand can transform your modern day Apple device into a 1984 model Macintosh in a snap. Elago’s M4 phone stand looks like a classic Mac, but it’s been stretched and distorted horizontally in order to accommodate the widescreen landscape orientation of today’s smartphones.
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Macinbot Classic: Think Different About Your Toy Collection

Macinbot Classic: Think Different About Your Toy Collection
Apple fanboys and fangirls, here’s a chance to own a miniature Macintosh computer for your office. Okay, so the Macinbot Classic isn’t exactly an officially-licensed bit of Apple memorabilia, but it is pretty nifty nonetheless. This little dude was inspired by the original 1984 Macintosh and early ’90s Macintosh Classic computers, and is the perfect desktop companion.

Macintosh Classic Turned from Trash to Trash Bin

Macintosh Classic Turned from Trash to Trash Bin
Redditor HaHaBird bought several Mac Classic shells at a surplus shop a decade ago. He never figured out what to do with them until recently, when he converted one into a trash bin. The bin’s main feature is its screen, which swings inward like the door on a normal trash bin.

Wooden Macintosh 128K Replica: The Golden Apple

Wooden Macintosh 128K Replica: The Golden Apple
While Love Hultén’s retro-futuristic wooden machines are inspired by past gadgets, they usually still end up being distinct and fresh. But for one of his recent projects, Love opted to make a straight up replica of a classic computer.

Macintosh Concept Pays Homage to its Ancestor, Needs Food Badly

Macintosh Concept Pays Homage to its Ancestor, Needs Food Badly
German gadget blog Curved came up with a concept for a modern Macintosh that combines the Apple of the past with the Apple of the present. Its concept desktop computer mimics the outline of the original Macintosh’s front, but – as is the custom with today’s gadgets – is incredibly thin.

LEGO Classic Computer Set Concepts: Building Blocks

LEGO Classic Computer Set Concepts: Building Blocks
Professional LEGO builder Chris McVeigh is known for his miniature kits and building guides, including those of classic computers. But wouldn’t it be nice if there were LEGO sets of the machines you grew up with?

Raspberry Pi Macintosh Emulator: Little Mac

Raspberry Pi Macintosh Emulator: Little Mac
Electronics shop Adafruit showed us how to turn the Raspberry Pi into a Game Boy emulator, complete with a Game Boy-like case. Now they’re using the affordable computer to make a device that looks and works like a classic Macintosh.

Wood Macintosh: The Lumber for the Rest of Us

Wood Macintosh: The Lumber for the Rest of Us
Despite having a tiny black and white screen and not even a hard drive in its first incarnation, the original Macintosh was one of the most transformative and iconic computers of all time. I’ve always wanted to have one on display in my office, but when I stumbled on this wooden version, I’d much rather have this on my bookshelf.

The Mac Computer Turns 30… We Feel Old

The Mac Computer Turns 30… We Feel Old
Today is a big day for Apple and fans of the Mac computer. Apple is celebrating the 30th birthday of the launch of the very first Macintosh back in 1984. I can remember vividly being in grade school back in ’84 or ’85 and our class got a Macintosh computer.

LEGO Macintosh Doubles as iPad Dock

LEGO Macintosh Doubles as iPad Dock
I haven’t had an original Macintosh on my desk in years, but I always thought about buying a used one. But now that I’ve seen this LEGO version, I think I’d rather have one of these.

The Real Mac Mini

The Real Mac Mini
On numerous occasions, I’ve thought about going on eBay and picking up an original Macintosh, just so I could have one in my office? But I always talk myself out of it because I don’t really have the desk space for what amounts to a museum piece.

MaCool Drink Cooler: Sad Mac? Well There’s Your Problem

MaCool Drink Cooler: Sad Mac? Well There’s Your Problem
There are hacks out there which transform the original Macintosh into an aquarium, or the original iMac into a pet bed. But those require that you have an actual computer shell you’re willing to part ways with.

Classic Macintosh Pen Holder: The Mac is Mightier than the Pen

Classic Macintosh Pen Holder: The Mac is Mightier than the Pen
It’s been nearly 30 years since the original Macintosh hit the scene, so that definitely makes me feel old. But despite being ancient technology, I still love the little computer that smiled at you when you powered it on, and frowned when it crashed.

LEGO Macintosh: The Only Time I Want to See My Apple Bricked

LEGO Macintosh: The Only Time I Want to See My Apple Bricked
Ah, the original Macintosh computer. It was an amazing machine to have in your home, especially when most of the other available computers were a bit more complex to use. The Macintosh made things easier, with its graphical user interface, and apps like MacPaint and MacWrite.

Mac Mini Apple ][ Disk Drive Hits the Auction Block

Mac Mini Apple ][ Disk Drive Hits the Auction Block
Remember the Mac Mini that was modded into an old Apple ][ Disk Drive a couple of years back? Well, the modder behind the build has now put it up for sale on eBay, to make room for other projects.
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