Apple’s compact Mac mini isn’t as popular as it once was, but the company could easily make it a hot seller again if it just followed John Leake’s lead and turned it into a miniature Macintosh. At one-third the size of the original, it’s pretty much too cute to resist.
Using a Raspberry Pi at its core running an emulator called Mini vMac, Leake’s creation is fully functional — minus the faux disk drive in the front. But that’s easy to overlook since nobody has floppies kicking around anymore anyways — let alone ones that small.
On the back you’ll find a pair of USB ports, as well as ethernet and HDMI. And ’round front a 3.5-inch, 320×200 LCD display trades authenticity for crisp icons and legible text. Sadly Leake has no intentions of putting these tiny homages into production, partly because it was a labour of love, and partly because Apple’s legal team would probably have something to say about it. [RetroMacCast via Taxi]