Assembled Mimeo “Byte Shop” Apple-1 reproduction using date correct components

Back in 2009, Mike Willegal created the Apple-1 Mimeo, the 1st hyper accurate reproduction of the Apple-1 computer.  The Apple-1 is the highly collectible and desirable the first product produced by what would become Apple Computer Inc.  While there was another reproduction, the Obtronix, produced a few years before it was easily distinguished at a casual glance from an original unit.  

Initially Mike created the Mimeo using hi-resolution photographs of a later NTI board, adapted to represent the early “Byte-Shop” units.  Over the years access to current Apple-1 owners has allowed Mike to improve the accuracy of the design to the point where even the mounting holes perfectly match the original.  Other reproductions have been created since Mike first created the Mimeo, but none match the quality, accuracy and reliability.   

Many original Apple-1 owners have built Mimeo reproductions and cassette interfaces so that they do not have to risk their original units but can still enjoy the simplicity and fun the Apple-1 can provide.

Willegal Apple Cassette Interface (ACI) boards are currently in use on more than a few operational Apple-1 units.

The new Super Mimeo is the latest revision of the Mimeo Apple-1 reproduction. This board has been created with a new industrial quality white PCB material. This new white material allows a better “base” for those who desire to perform artifical aging or simply let the board collect natural dirt and dust. 

Mimeo “Byte Shop” Apple-1 reproduction Features

Easy to build

Build manual available with step by step instructions 


We won’t leave you high and dry if you can’t get your project up and running.  Email support and telephone can be arranged.  Worst case we can perform repairs on a time/materials basis


Most accurate Apple-1 reproduction available, even the mounting holes match 

High Quality

Made in the USA
Every board is electronically tested


With over 160 boards sold, clearly the Mimeo is the most popular Apple-1 reproduction

Mimeo boards and systems have been used in all major Movies and TV shows to feature the Apple-1 since it was available 

Inexpensive (comparatively)

With original working Apple-1 computers costing in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, an inexpensive Mimeo pcb can be combined with a $666 parts kit from unicorn electronics to assemble a fully operational system*

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