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Building the Apple-1 at the 3rd Annual Honolulu Mini Maker Faire

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Apple was founded 40 years ago on April 1, 1976. We witnessed and enjoyed many wonderful technology ideas and gadgets that have sprung forth since that day. That’s no joke!

To give honor to this remarkable journey HMAUS members will be helping Bryan Villados, an HMAUS friend, at the Third Annual Honolulu Mini Maker Faire. Terrence Young and Eugene Villaluz, HI Touch Learning Central’s hosts, will be Bryan’s assistants in The Eight Bit 808‘s booth.

The exhibit will showcase the Apple-1 computer, the first computer ever sold by Apple Computer (1976 to 1977).

Bryan has built an Apple-1 replica using today’s components, but still sticking with the original 8-bit MOS 6502 microprocessor. The exhibit will include building and demonstrating the Apple-1 replica, as well as presenting a slideshow documenting the history of the Apple-1’s development. An MOS 6502 demonstration board, an Apple IIe, an //c and their motherboards, and other projects built by Bryan will be in the exhibit.

The Honolulu Mini Maker Faire is open to the public. For free admission tickets register at:

The Eight Bit 808 advocates 8-bit technology. It is an electronics group that continues to focus on the study of discrete and digital electronics — the way it was done in the early 1980s.