DIY Apple I Kit →

Avram Piltch at Tom’s Hardware:

If building PCs that operate at 5 GHz seems passe, perhaps you’d rather put together a system that speeds a long at a blazing 1 MHz. Launching later this year for an introductory price of $119, SmartyKit provides all the parts you need to make a replica of the original Apple I computer.

The SmartyKit is designed to indulge Apple and computer history fans taste for nostalgia, while potentially teaching kids about how computers work. The kit comes with 15 different chips, including the same 1 MHz MOS 6502 processor used in the Apple I and a ROM chip that holds a copy of Steve Wozniak’s original Monitor operating system.

There will be no soldering required when the kit goes on sale “later this year.”