Ben Heck Gets A Mac Classic To Spill Its Guts
We've featured Ben Heckendorn here at Retro Thing before. He made a splash in the worlds of retro game console modding through his many clever projects to make pretty much any game system ever portable. he hasn't stopped since then, with one mad scientist-tastic project after another.
To keep up with this madman, electronics component purveyor Newark has given Ben his own weekly internet show. Every week he launches into some project or other - maybe a build, a tutorial, or a teardown like this one. While musing whether the world needs yet another Steve Jobs biopic, he sets his sights on cracking open a classic Mac, just to see what's inside. As he threatens to set loose the blue smoke, you'll see just how clever the design of the Mac was, even in the late 80s.
Would you refurb an old Mac to work like new, or would you use it as fodder to add some more modern electronics in there? What would you build?