Tiny 70' Apple Computer

About: As a young kid, my curiosity in electronics was compelling.... why does thunder interrupt the radio reception? ....why does ROBOTs run without any wire?.... and I've been hooked on making thing ever since.

1) easy.

2) simple.

3) homemade.

4) portable.

5) pocket size PC.

Old PCs. i am wondering about that how to run the shirink one
from Old PC and run it out.

But how ?

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Step 1: Old Things

The monitor in 1970 mostly like 50 x 50 x 70 cm,

and the Apple ][ is mostly like 10 x 50 x 85 cm.

so, i gotta shrink it into 0.5 x 2.5 x 4.2 cm.

ie, i could use that arduino which just is "nano" then !

Step 2: Materils

1) arduino nano x 1

2) USB cable x 1

3) mini monitor x 1

4) AAA batt. x 2

Step 3: Prototype With UNO

1) first i install arduino into my RPi3.

2) and i install Tiny BASIC into the UNO with cable.

3) operating BASIC via COM with USB cable.

Step 4: Install BASIC Form Arduino IDE

1) boot from RPi3.

2) connect arduino with usb cable.

3) install TinyBasic v0.14 .

4) operate BASIC from arduino from IDE COM remotely.

5)write a program like Apple ][ .


10 for i = 1 to 6

20 print "HELLO WORLD"

30 next i

40 end

Step 5: CODE:

Step 6: Test Run

0) take RPi3 apart.

1) RUN putty form a distance notebook.

2) open the nano(TinyBASIC) with serial COM3 (in my case).

3) it will responses HELLO and TinyBasic Plus v0.14 and free memory on chip.

4) write a BASIC read from my solar panel !!

Step 7: DONE !

i write a BASIC program to read my solar panel !!

you can write yours.(sorry for the solar voltage photo which was shot indoor)

ps : you can use the "ESAVE" command to save your program into the

EEPROM on your chip, and no mouse keyboard needed that boot and run !

( it will boot and read voltage automatically without keyboard in my case)


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    5 Discussions


    Tip 1 year ago

    I dont get it. What is the monitor for. You have no instruction on interfacing that old thing

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    Reply 1 year ago

    The answer is yes, and yes.
    1) the Displayer(monitor) here is not the protagonist!
    2) and that is why i write the tinyPC_part 2 then.
    3) the truth is i don't like the USB cable here !
    4) In the tiny PC_part 2 i take batt. and USB cable away.


    Tip 1 year ago

    I like your idea, but this instructable seems more like a showcase of your creation, and not a "how-to" guide. You could maybe try designing a nice little case that looks like one of these old computers.

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    Reply 1 year ago

    great ! take this.
    there are 2 AAA batt. under the tiny keyboard !
    [this case can be open (in my case) really ! ]


    Tip 1 year ago

    great ! take this.

    there are 2 AAA batt. under the tiny keyboard !

    [this case can be open (in my case) really ! ]