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Image gallery: Building an Apple-1 replica from sc...
At [[xref:http://www.kansasfest.org/about/|KansasFest 2009|KansasFest 2009]], held July 21 to 26 in Kansas City, Mo., retrocomputing fans from around the world gathered to celebrate the Apple II, the computer that launched Apple Computer Inc. to fame. <br><br>But going back even further than that is the [[xref:http://apple2history.org/history/ah02.html|Apple-1|Apple-1]] (a.k.a. the Apple I or the Apple 1), the machine Steve Wozniak invented and first demonstrated at the Palo Alto Homebrew Computer Club in 1976. <br><br>In attendance at KansasFest was Vince Briel, who has created an authorized reproduction of this classic machine. Briel's [[xref:http://www.brielcomputers.com/wik/index.php?title=Replica_1|Replica 1|Replica 1]] sells for US$149 and comes as an unassembled kit. He held a workshop at KansasFest to help new owners put together their own working Apple-1 machines. <br><br>As a regular KansasFest attendee (and the conference's marketing director), I was one of his students. Follow along as I assemble a fully functional Apple-1 clone, as documented in these photos by Emily Kahm.
Image gallery: Building an Apple-1 replica from scratch