Building Your Own Mimeo 1
version 1.01, built up with a number of hard to find vintage
Why Did I Build the Mimeo 1:
I did this because I somehow get great satisfaction from reverse
engineering these old computers.
Reasons Why You Should Build a
If you need me to provide reasons, then you
should try something else. Maybe you don't need to
build a Mimeo 1, to enjoy it. I know of one PCB that was framed and hung on the
Purchased a Mimeo 1?
Mimeo 1's have been sold to vintage computer buffs
around the world. Several have been purchased by early
and current Apple employees, museums, private
collectors, movie producers, as well as original Apple 1
feedback, blogs, and webpages created by Mimeo owners
How Many Mimeo
1's Do You Need?
After building their first one, a surprising number of
people have bought a second or even a third Mimeo 1.
Before You Purchase a Mimeo 1:
Read this entire page
Read my main Mimeo 1 project page
Read my A1 build blog
Read the assembly and build
manual - current version is 1.1
If you want to operate your Mimeo and don't have a ASCII
keyboard available, I strongly recommend you obtain an PS/2
keyboard (with mini DIN connector) and also purchase my PS/2
adapter kit. Apple II keyboards can be used
through the use of an adapter.
Connecting an Apple II keyboard directly to an Apple 1
(or visa versa) will fry the keyboard! Vince Briel uses
an Apple II compatible pinout on his Replica 1, so keyboards
are not interchangible between the Replica 1 and a Mimeo (real
Apple 1) without using an adapter.
If you want to run programs on your Mimeo, I
strongly recommend you obtain an iPod and purchase a cassette
interface reproduction kit.
Ordering and Availability:
I do not have stock and I am not currently selling Mimeo PCBs
or related Apple 1 components.
Contact Corey Cohen over at myapplecomputer.net
for information about obtaining a Mimeo PCB.
Individual components might be be purchased from: http://www.unicornelectronics.com/
Note that I do have SCELBI PCB boards and board sets available -
Note that I've always had all my PCBs made right here in the USA.
Example original Apple 1 Systems
seen on Ebay
|Apple 1 Physical
||15.5 by 9 inches
|Replica silkscreen fonts
||custom designed replica fonts
|Ordinary trace width
|PCB holes of all types
|Total number of components
|Different component types
I've decided to log the ending prices of those auctions
I've noticed on this page.
||buy it now auction
||buy it now auction
||pristine motherboard and accessories
||motherboard and quite a few accessories
||motherboard and accessories (same unit as 320447681957)
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