Awesome G4 Apple IIc Mod (Pictures)

Posted on March 5, 2012 by

This is pretty cool, a G4 Mac mini in the case of an Apple IIc. The original computer featured a 1MHz 65C02 and 128K of RAM, and now it has a 1.4GHz G4 with 1GB of RAM. Check out all the details and a complete gallery here.

Everything you see is still fully functional. The original keyboard is rewired and run through an Arduino (Teensy) so it can be used as a USB keyboard for the Mini. I’ve also maintained many of the original ports, and repurposed a couple for updated peripherals. For instance, the mouse/joystick port has been wired up to a USB port on the Mini. To plug into this, an M0100 mouse has been fitted with the guts of an optical USB mouse, wired to the original 9-pin connector.

To attach to the original Apple monochrome display, I built a VGA adapter that outputs monochrome NTSC via RCA. Instructions and pinouts for the adapter were found here. To adjust the sync and refresh rate, I use SwitchResX.

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