The original inspiration for this project came from Strider19's mini PC project, which fit a Raspberry Pi into an old novelty computer-shaped radio. I actually had one of these radios at some point during the nineties, so I immediately thought about building my own and wondered: has anyone made a Mac version? I then found John Leake's hand-made Mini Macintosh project, which provided further inspiration. From these, I identified my own project goals:
- Make something smaller than the two existing projects.
- Build it in an existing case.
- Cut as few holes as possible and keep external ports and cables to a minimum.
- Bonus: Keep the interior tidy and organized.