Fun: Emulate a Macintosh 128k on a Raspberry Pi Pico Microcontroller

Jun 23, 2024 - 1 Comment

Pico MicroMac Macintosh 128k

There are no shortage of interesting projects and things to do with Rasbperry Pi devices, but this one will be particularly intriguing to fans of retro Macintosh and emulation; you can emulate a Macintosh 128k complete with VGA video and keyboard/mouse input, using nothing but a Pico Microcontroller!

Are there simple to use emulators and much easier ways to play around with retro Classic Mac OS versions? Yes of course, but this one is uniquely cool, and the tinkerers and hobbyists out there may get an extra kick out of this. If you were looking for a fun weekend project, you just may have found it!

If you’re interested in trying this out yourself, you’ll want to get a Raspberry Pi Pico microcontroller for about $10, then check out the pico-mac project on Github and the uMac github page too.

Cheers to MJTsai for the cool find!


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Fun, Retro

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  1. david watts says:

    I used to use such a computer for my files back in the day, my writing, my letters, etc. But I have to ask: are there enough people today with time on their hands they can waste that time playing with this thing now? Why?

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