Deep in the bowels of the Web there are some crazy people who have a desire listing of what the next Apple II ought to look like. The abilities of this dream device of 80s retrocomputing is typically stated to be something with a 32-bit CPU, a UNIX OS, contemporary graphics, as well as networking. This seems a great deal like a Raspberry Pi, so [Dave] developed an Apple II to Raspberry Pi adapter card.

Having a Pi speak with an Apple II over a serial connection doesn’t truly provide either device the full abilities of the other. To repair this issue, [Dave] composed two pieces of software. The very first is a UNIX daemon that listens to the Apple II on a serial port connection, dealing with the Apple II keyboard connection. The second piece of software application is a ProDOS disk picture data running on the Apple II. With these two pieces of software, [Dave] can run the Apple on the Raspi, or run the Raspi on the Apple, sending data as well as data back as well as forth without any problem.

Aside from offering a unusual as well as incredible Apple II to UNIX interface, the Apple II Pi likewise has a great deal of advantages that may not be easily apparent. An Apple II compact flash adapter can be utilized as an interior difficult drive for these pieces of traditional apple hardware, as well as the Uthernet Ethernet card for the AII brings networking. Both of these gadgets are absurdly costly compared to the element expense of the Apple II Pi, as well as what they give the table can be quickly copied by the Apple II Pi.

The Apple II Pi is just a easy double-sided board with a few resistors, a cap, header, a 7404 inverter, as well as a communications chip that’s $5 for quantity one. If you already have a Raspi hanging around your workbench as well as want to soup up an Apple II with some crazy hardware capabilities, you truly can’t do much better than getting one of these Apple II Pi boards. now if we might only discover the board files…

Video of the Apple II Pi below, showing off all the incredible abilities of a Pi-powered Apple. thanks [Itay] for sending this in.