So hi-res you can see how bad Lexan attracts dust... Click on the hi-res links below to see
The technological beauty *wipes tear away*
I have a few questions that will probably make me seem like I should go to computing kindergarten, but I shall shame myself anyway.
1: Is this a clone or a legit Apple I? let me say that if it is real, us 'fritter users are glad to see it here. (Even if it is a clone, it's still amazing and beyond my narrow range of computing knowledge)
2: What kind of MacBook is that in the edge of the shots? (I know it is off topic, but I had to ask as I use a macbook pro and get a ping of excitement when I see one be it online or in public in spite of their being one of the most commonly seen laptops.)
This is a Mimeo I, not a real Apple I. Don't know if the word clone is appropriate for the Mimeo, I think the best way to describe it is a "Recreation", with the amount of work that Mike Willegal put in to researching and recreating the board design I can think of no other description. Replica isn't a good one either since there is the Vince Briel's Replica-1 which uses modern technology to replicate the Apple I.
This particular Mimeo was built between my 11 year old son and I as a project to get him interested in something other than sports (girls my wife hopes will be a few years from now). The project worked and he is now building/soldering a battle robot to program and play with his friends. Sports are still up there but his grades actually improved when he started this project so I'm pretty happy. I'm currently collecting parts and building a new Mimeo board a little more accurate than this one to the early pre-NTI Apple I. With the lessons learned from building the first Mimeo and this case I think I'll have something even more interesting to take pictures of in a few months....
The MacBook is a MacBook Air i7 which is my personal laptop (Work allows Macs but won't supply them). I think it looks pretty cool seeing the progression of the Apple I next to the MacBook Air especially with the Lexan clear case, the IC chips are thicker than the Air. All I need is a nice rev-0 Apple II with the non-recessed power light in between the two computers
Thanks for the answers. That shows you just how clueless I really am. lol I had no idea what "Mimeo" was, and it looked just like the Apple I (That was a rather obvious statement on my part, I know, I just couldn't conjure up a better way to word what I was trying to get across) to the point that I thought it was one. (I saw no visual differences, and to myself who doesn't know a whole lot about computers compared to most on here, I am amazed at the fact that it was built by hand.)
That sounds like a wonderful project! The computing skills that you have taught him will be very very useful to him later in life.
Next time I'll do a bit more research before I begin posting questions.
No Worries. I didn't know much about the Apple-I till I found this site and started researching and following the links. Sometimes the only way to learn is to ask as search engines are great if you know what you are looking for, but if you don't you can be overwhelmed by the results. Applefritter is a great place to ask questions and everyone here is very helpful. I have it as a shortcut on my iPhone since I joined and find my self poking around old posts just to learn what ever I can when I have spare time.
Hi, the Mimeo is quite nicely put together, and I feel the same as you regarding children's hobby. I would like to work through some kits with my son as well and hopefully he can stay away from iphone games and toys in doing so. I am late to notice there were Mimeo kits and even Apple II rev 0 kits from Mike Willegal and have contacted him for some times just to get a couple kits from him. But none of them have stock now and Mike told me Mimeo kit will be less likely available. Really hope I can get a couple of kits quite soon. You are really lucky to have the kits and worked out with your son.