So, since I started this project. I have been also thinking about doing another Apple-1 project. I still really want to make the most accurate Apple-1 Replica possible, and I have been looking at all the replicas that have already been done. There's currently the Mimeo-1, Newton-1, Newton-NTI, my version of the Russian Apple-1 Replica, the Justin McDermid version of the Russian Apple-1, & the original Misha Russian Apple-1 Replica. But after looking very closely at each of these replicas, I noticed that there are only (2) Replica boards that look remotely CLOSE to the original Apple-1, (At least cosmetically), those boards are, the Newton-1, & the Newton-NTI.
Now, after looking very up close at all the boards, I noticed something about the dimensions of the boards and the mounting holes. Here are the dimensions of each of the replicas:
Mimeo-1: 9x15.5 Inches
Newton-1: 9 & 3/16th inches X 15 & 9/16th inches
Newton-NTI: 9 & 3/16th inches X 15 & 9/16th inches
Misha Russian Apple-1: 9x15.5 Inches
My version of the Russian Apple-1: 9x15.5 Inches
Justin Mcdermids version of the Russian Apple-1: 9x15.5 Inches
So, I'm wondering what the ACTUAL official dimensions are of the REAL Apple-1 board, if there are any REAL Apple-1 owners out there that are willing to share the dimensions of their boards, that would sincerely help us out. Also, I am wondering why the Newton boards have different dimensions than all the other boards on the market. I tried to get in touch with Mike about why his boards are a different dimension, but he never really got back to me. Maybe someone knows why? Anyways, my point being that I am thinking about doing modifications to the Newton replicas because I think, using the Newton boards would make a GREAT use as a base blueprint. I am fully convinced that the Newton boards would allow me to make a highly better Apple-1 replica.