replica 1 case

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There's been a lot of people asking about cases for their replica's. I've been working on a new case for my replica 1 and wanted to get feedback on it. It's obviously not finished but I'm trying to duplicate the Apple 1 that is at the Smithsonian. Let me know (good or bad) what you think.

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Good!

I like it!

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Replica I Case

Great work Vince. Here's my case for my Replica-1.
http://www.applefritter.com/images/dcp_0638-1552_640x480.jpg

I'll need to modify it with the new (old) keyboard. I'll probably inset the keyboard into the sloping front like you did.
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finished replica case

Here is my finished case. I've decided to sell this one and build 1 more.

Apple 1 Replica
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FREAKING BEAUTIFUL!

I love it!

Can you post some pics on the development of it? Or better yet, some ideas/tools you used for it?

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how I built the case:

Thanks for the compliment, a lot of time went into this case. Since people have been wanting a built system with case I'd thought I would give it a try. You need a router, table saw, some type of power sander and other misc tools to get the job done.

I have posted it for sale on my site if anybody is interested. With all the time I have in this case, the price is extremely reasonable. It's a little rough around the edges but so is the original.

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dude thats a nice lookin case

dude thats a nice lookin case but i think 499 is a bit much. what did it cost you to make that 20? i could crank those babies out from 9th grade woodshop and sell then for 25. im sure people would rather spend 499 on a mac mini.

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this says it all:http://c
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Re: this says it all:http://c

vbriel wrote:

this says it all:

Har! Proof in the pudding.
That's really close looking to the one in the Smithsonian. Well done!

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Replica case.

Your case looks great! I've just finished a Replica 1 and now I'm looking to build a suitable case. Are the case demisions available for the case you made? Also I have an apple II+ keyboard but noticed it's slightly different from the original Woz apple 1. To me it looks like a SWTPC keyboard. However, Does anyone know for sure who the mfgr of the keyboard was?

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Keyboard

The original Apple I did not come with a keyboard (or a case, or a power supply, or a monitor). Woz and Jobs built only the circuit boards. As far as I can tell, there were no cases for the original Apples. A dealer of Apple-Is had the now-famous cases builtand installed the circuit board in them, since, like now, people wanted a "complete" computer. When I was buying MY Apple-I, the dealer then brought out an ASCII keyboard and a "modulator" kit for the monitor and added it to the sale. I have no idea what brand the keyboard was, and since it long ago went to the trash pile (curses!) I can't tell you what it was.

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New and improved Replica Case

A couple of weeks ago I got my ASCII keyboard for my Replica and discovered that the Replica's case was just a but narrow to fit the new keyboard into it. So I've been building a new case out of walnut and maple wood. This one isn't a duplicate of the famous Apple case, but is in the style of the case my original Apple-1 was in.

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Very Nice!

I really like the two-tone effect. Good choice of woods!

What is the ascii keyboard from?

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Re: keyboard

Looks like Franklin Ace 2000 keyboard, I got the same from Vince Briel with the Replica.

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WOW

Larry, you've done a great job. The template for that keyboard looks easier than the Apple II style. Congratulations on a nice replica.

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VERY NICE!

Can you post some more pics? Like the inside, back, etc?

What about some measurements?

Thanks!

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Replica Case

I'll try to get some plans together, pictures, measurements, etc. and either post them here or make them available for downloading.

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Replica Case Instructions

Tom Owad has been kind enough to put my plans for my Replica Case on-line. For those of you who want to build what I built, or just want some ideas , hints, dimensions, or guidlines, here it is:

http://www.applefritter.com/node/6620

I had already built the case before I decided to write the instructions, so if I've left out steps, or haven't been clear on parts of this, contact me.

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Just wait for the transparent

Just wait for the transparent acrylic one I have planned....it's going to be impressive. Wink

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Nice case Vince !!! i have ju

Nice case Vince !!! i have just bought tonight some MDF for my Apple I case. I have no idea what to do first Sad(((
My biggest problem is the keyboard !!!!!!

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My first Case Build

I have posted the first photos of my Apple case in my image gallery.

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New Case

Nice Job! I especially like the wooden Apple Logo on the front of the case. Where did you come by that?
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Re: New Case

iceandfire wrote:

Nice Job! I especially like the wooden Apple Logo on the front of the case. Where did you come by that?
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i wanted something different but homebrew stile ...with a bit o patience's and a thin soldering iron i done the job Smile

well, i have never done wood work in my life, i done the case in 3 hours, and another 20 mins to do the logo.

i just had my jigsaw and my old school ruler.