Monday, 27 February 2017

NeXT Computer Mini Raspberry pi B3 powered

This is my new creation, a Mini Raspberry pi B3 NeXT Computer.
I have rebuilt the logo with an inkjet printer for the little cube black case bought on ebay some years ago and put it central in front of the case after having cutted it by hand with a scrissor and glued it making attention.
I have also rebuilt the NeXT Operating System using the PIXEL Distro for raspberry pi B3. I have removed the pixel logo at bootup make load a startupscreen that i have carefully rebuilt with NeXT logo and made start a terminal to do not see the kernel loading as much as possible.
I have after rebuilt the Desktop wallpaper with gimp watching to match the ecxact color for desktop and menu bar. I have moved the menu NeXT logo to the right and let the menu opening at the left side. I have also installed a dock that can be loaded by the menu with the NeXT logo.

NEW UPDATED VERSION NeXT OS 1.0 DISTRIBUTION FOR RASPBERRY PI TO 
DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE!

I hope you enjoy it!



LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE OLD NeXT OS DISTRIBUTION FOR RASPBERRY PI


I have found a nice person in the NeXT Computer Enthusiasts Facebook Group that build very cute NeXT in scale Cube very similar to the original one but holding the Raspberry pi B2 or B3, so i have bought one and after one week of waiting it's arrived at destination. I have installed inside it in a minute the Raspberry pi B3 with my Operating System and now it's a new working NeXT cube. It's white like you can see from the photograph so you can see the power and SD leds lightning, for the choose of Adam Sommerfield who made it but there is also a Black version like the original one i advice you to buy one it's really nice.
Here the photograph:




The NeXT Machine powered by Raspberry pi B3


NeXT Desktop


NeXT Desktop with menu opened

  

NeXT Desktop with Dock opened


A Video Showing The Booting 




video

I have moved the Menu bar on the Right and refitted to be more like the Original NeXT OS one, also the text menu color is changed.


Menu open.


THANK YOU FOR VISITING AND SHARING!







Friday, 24 February 2017

Apple ][ Mini Replica

MattLinapple Operating System is now part of Retroconnector by Charles Mangin sold also on Etsy enjoy his creation:

This is an Apple ][ mini replica


 The inside with Raspberry pi B2 well connected


MattLinapple 
operating system working in this machine


The presentation of Boulevard game playing in MattLinapple


Boulevard gameplay


I hope you enjoy this recreation of Apple ][ like i do! 

A little of History about MattLinapple.

MattLinapple is born in april 2016 like MacApple Operating System, it was a modified Raspbian GUI with Apple ii, Apple iigs and Macintosh emulators. It was donated to the Apple II enthusiasts facebook group like MacApple and had a nice success.After that i want to try to built an Operating System more similar to the one offered by the original  Apple //e, and i made it working in the 2016/10 Retrochallenge competiton for my Apple //e in paper Case Raspberry pi Computer.It was really fun and sometimes hard to develop it but i got the Retrochallenge people Enthusiasm and it was great!
After Retrochallenge competition, i have found an Apple ii hardware shop UltimateApple2.com interested in my software, i helped the propietary to build the description and image of the site and we sold a little number of them to the public, the money was as little as you can think for software of a 40 years old computer but the satisfaction was high! : ).
Now Mattlinapple is sold with Charles Mangin wonderful Raspberry pi case Apple ii reproduction and i'm happy this Operating System have found his hardware like the Early Days!!!

Matteo Trevisan