One of the first machine I used for development many years ago was a Apple Classic Macintosh computer. My days of development with Pascal and Modula-2 are long gone. But with the availability of 3D printers I can print a Classic Mac :-). But now it is not used for development: I use it to charge an Apple Watch:
The watch display is used as the ‘display’ of the Mac computer. With the Apple watch charging sideways it turns the clock mode and shows the date and time. And I love that retro-green color 🙂
I modified an existing Thingiverse model: The 3D model has two parts: an inner one which holds the charger and an outer shell as Classic Mac:
I have to reduce the side slots a bit to a 35mm watch:
I printed it from the bottom to the top which required a lot of ‘supports’ to be printed. The next one I better print from the top to the bottom of the computer (I’m learning as I go 🙂 ).
I was thinking to sand and paint the surface, but for now I keep it like this. Other than that, it looks cool and works great 🙂
The model is available on Thingiverse here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1272485
PS: If you don’t have access to a 3D printer: an option is to use a shared 3D printer in your area. Check for maker spaces and labs in your area, or for example go to https://www.hubs.com/ and there might be one in your area.
Happy Mac’ing 🙂