Mini Apple 1 celebrates the computer that started it all

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3d printed Smithsonian Apple 1
Looks like it belongs in a museum.
Photo: Matteo Trevisan

The Smithsonian is home to the most famous of the Apple 1 computers. It’s covered in a crude wooden case and Matteo Trevisan wants it.

That’s not happening. But he and another self-described Apple maniac indulged their geeky pleasure by creating a miniature version with a 3D printer and Raspberry Pi computer.

Prices plummet on VPNs, Raspberry Pi kits and more [Deals]

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Price Drop Roundup
Some of our best deals got even better, with discounts as steep as 98% off.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Pretty much every deal we share is already great, so when they get even better, you’ll want to pay attention. Right now in the Cult of Mac Store, prices on VPN subscriptions, lessons in Logic and Excel, and a loaded Raspberry Pi kit have reached new lows. Read on for more details:

Hacked Etch A Sketch takes a pretty good picture

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Hacked Etch A Sketch
Making a photograph with an Etch A Sketch was not exactly a snap.
Screenshot: Martin Fitzpatrick/YouTube

The Etch A Sketch has had a Hall of Fame career, but little has changed with the red-framed mechanical drawing toy.

Then Martin Fitzpatrick got a hold of the white knobs – and used the toy to take a picture.

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Steam Link iPhone iPad Apple TV
Steam Link’s first big update is great for controller users.
Photo: Valve

For $16, turn your Raspberry Pi into a game console, smart home controller and more [Deals]

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Raspberry Pi
Finally start creating your own DIY Raspberry Pi projects this weekend.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

When Raspberry Pi rolled out in 2012, people immediately hailed the low-cost, credit card-size microcomputer as a fun new toy for kids and tech tinkerers. Since then, forward-thinking Pi users adapted this “toy” into a surprisingly powerful piece of tech. Users create everything from home media networks to robotics to fully automatic timesavers.

Get everything you need for your dream Raspberry Pi project [Deals]

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This bundle includes a brand new Raspberry Pi, a suite of sensors, and hours of instruction.
This bundle includes a brand new Raspberry Pi, a suite of sensors, and hours of instruction.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Raspberry Pi is the platform for almost any DIY computing project you can imagine. From home entertainment systems, to robotics, to building your own smart home, it’s a compact processor with vast possibilities. So where do you even begin?

Ring in Memorial Day with massively discounted gear and gadgets [Deals]

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We've rounded up some great deals on gear, gadgets, and lesson bundles.
We've rounded up some great deals on gear, gadgets, and lesson bundles.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Memorial day weekend is upon us, so there’s plenty of time to peruse this massive roundup of deals we’ve pulled together. Below you’ll find massive discounts on a top shelf-VPN, a solar powered lamp, Raspberry Pi lessons and lots more. These are already discounted deals, but you can save even more by using the coupon code ‘MEMDAY15’ at checkout. Read on for more details: