Note: Offers are for KansasFest attendees, only.
I’ve added a 10% discount for RetroConnector electronics items at my Tindie store
Use the discount code KFEST2016 to get the discount. Only valid if you also choose KansasFest Pickup as your shipping option. Valid through July 15, 2016
I’ve also created a 10% discount code at my Etsy store for 3D printed and hand-made models, jewelry and gadgets: Use the coupon code KFEST16 to get 10% off your total order –OR– KFESTPICKUP to get the shipping and handling fee waived.
Since there is a long lead-time to make many of these things, this coupon code is only valid through July 1, 2016
Once again, I was unable to attend the VCF Southeast, but some of my miniatures had a presence. Thanks to John Leake (of the RetroMacCast) for displaying a couple of my pieces alongside his Marathon display. Here is a bit of a family portrait of the Mac Plus, John’s Mini Mac, and a RetroConnector iPod Nano dock (Nano Mac?)
Lisas, ///s, and Mini Macs, oh my.
Here’s a fun one. Thingiverse user Webdevvie made a print of the Apple Watch charging dock, and took the time to make a time-lapse of the process.
My best-received, and becoming my best-selling product, the Classic Mac Apple Watch charging dock is now a featured thing on Thingiverse.
Did you know that all of my 3D printed products are available as downloads from Thingiverse, free of charge, and licensed under Creative Commons, attribution license? You can see them here: thingiverse.com/option8/designs
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Bonus easter egg: the model photo on top of a Macintosh Portable manual.
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Adam Rosen, of the Vintage Mac Museum, sent me these photos of his new iPod Nano dock in action. (with a few classic Mac OS screenshots on the Nano’s screen)
My first accessory for the (Apple)Watch.
Note: I’m taking pre-orders now. Finished docks will likely ship in late December. I cannot guarantee delivery by Christmas.
The new Apple WatchOS includes a “nightstand mode” that shows the time and date when charging and rotated horizontally. This Macintosh-styled stand holds the magnetic charger in place, so your watch screen is centered in the Mac’s display while it charges. The button and crown are accessible through the top of the stand, for checking the time and setting alarms without having to remove your watch.
The stand will fit either size Apple Watch – 38mm or 42mm – with enough room for even the chunkiest of watch bands (though the Hermes Double Tour and Cuff likely won’t fit).
Pieces are printed on demand at Shapeways, then sanded, polished, painted and finished by hand. To see the process in time-lapse, watch this video on YouTube.
As with my iPod Nano Dock, it comes in a variety of classic Macintosh variations: The Mac 128k/512k/Plus, SE and SE/30. Choose your model and color when ordering.
Taking pre-orders now at my etsy shop.