Retro Apple Experience with Raspberry Pi 4 Powers

the Raspberry pie is so small that half the fun of using one in a project is finding something to put it in. Reddit user MajorWahoobies may have found the best Pi case for Apple fans, especially those with a favor for their vintage desktops. With the help of a Raspberry Pi 4, MajorWahoobies brought power back to an old Macintosh SE/30.

The project not only uses the Macintosh SE/30 for hosting, it hosts an operating system designed to look like Mac OS. This is something we’ve seen before in projects like iRaspbian but, in this case, MajorWahoobies uses TwisterOS. If putting Raspberry Pis in Apple products is your thing, you should also check out this Raspberry Pi”PiMac” and this project powered by Raspberry Pi MacBook.

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According to MajorWahoobies, no functioning Macintosh SE/30 had to be sacrificed just for this project, but instead the case was purchased from eBay as is. Only a small modification was needed to install the new LCD used by the Pi for the display output. For this project, MajorWahoobies installed an 8GB Raspberry Pi 4 model with a 1TB SSD inside the older Macintosh SE/30. That said, there’s no reason you can’t use an older model like a Pi 3 or even a Pi Zero.

The Pi is secured in an Argon ONE enclosure (check out our review of the M.2 variant which includes a slot for an M.2 SATA SSD), alongside an 18-watt power supply. It also uses a USB hub to connect peripherals and power the 9.7-inch (2048 x 1536px) LG LCD panel. For input, the setup relies on a Logitech K400 wireless keyboard/touchpad combo.

On the software side, it runs the BerryBoot boot manager which can be used to select between a few operating systems including Buster, Bullseye, Kodie, RetroPie, and Xubuntu using a single microSD card. To get the Mac OS experience, MajorWahoobies uses TwisterOS with Xubuntu to modify the GUI.

If you want to recreate this Raspberry Pi project yourself, check out the original thread at Reddit for more details and comments from MajorWahoobies on the creative process.


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Steven L. Nielsen