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How to Build your own Apple 1

Build the iconic Apple computer from scratch

There's no doubt the Apple 1 is an iconic computer. We decided to re-create this classic machine with the help of an unassembled kit. Find out how we got on.

Now that I've finished installing all the components that need to be soldered, Briel inspects my work before I proceed to the next step.

A couple of spots have extra solder that needs snipping, but otherwise, Briel finds my work admirable for a first-timer.

I feed the board DC power and flip the on switch, and the LED lights up. Then I insert two chips into the sockets and connect a monitor, which displays a monochrome @ symbol.

Both tests confirm that everything thus far has been installed correctly.

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  1. We build the iconic apple computer from scratch
  2. Soldering the reset and clear buttons
  3. Exceptions to installing sockets in any position
  4. The lack of casing
  5. New components
  6. Inspecting my work
  7. Inserting chips
  8. Booting up
  9. It works!

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