How II 0x05 – M0100 USB Conversion Kit

In this episode, I’ll install the RetroConnector M0100 to USB conversion kit, in two different generations of the Apple M0100 mouse. Even if you aren’t planning on converting your mouse, this is a good introduction to taking one apart and successfully reassembling it.

The conversion kit is available here:

The best Apple mouse ever, now available in USB

The best mouse Apple ever made, converted to USB/optical.

The M0100: Great Apple Mouse or Greatest Apple Mouse?

Whatever your opinion, the blocky, clicky, beige serial mouse that shipped with the original Macintosh and used throughout the ’80s with Macs and the Apple II line of computers was one of Apple’s most popular and prolific peripherals.

Now it works with your modern Mac or PC


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How II 0x04 – M0100 Mouse basics

In this episode, I’ll cover a few basic questions about the Apple M0100 mouse, including how to tell if it will work with an Apple IIc.

The Apple IIc Technical Reference Manual I refer to in the video is available at the Internet Archive here:

The multimeter you see me using is this one from Sparkfun:

How II 0x03 – Build a replica Apple III

As I continued to work through the history of Apple computers, building 3D models of the product lines of the ’70s and ’80s, the Apple /// was next in the queue. The main trouble is, I don’t have an Apple /// to reference. I’d have to work from documentation and photos.

When approaching my most complex 3D model to-date, I decided to document the procedure from start to finish.

This video combines:
– Over 20 hours of screen recordings, using iDraw (now AutoDesk Graphic Pixelmator ( and AutoDesk 123D Design ( to create a 3D model.
– 20-30 minutes of sanding, polishing, and finishing.
– Another 2-3 hours of painting (drying time cut, so you’re not literally watching paint dry).

Sped up by 20x to 100x, it all takes about 15 minutes.


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How II 0x01- Install a headphone jack in an Apple IIc Plus

This is the first in what will, hopefully, be a regular series of videos. If there’s something Apple II related that you would like to learn, leave a comment.

More information and purchase links for the headphone jack part are available here:

Thanks to Ivan Drucker for the loan of his Apple IIc Plus for this video. See more of his Apple II work at his website:

Classic Mac Apple Watch Dock


Apple Watch in Mac charging stand

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.


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