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Maker Bob Alexander has built this awesome small form factor, Core i5, Windows 7 computer inside of a case that’s an homage to the Altair 8800. He found the case on eBay and it looks like the type used on the Altair 680. He built the front panel himself. Nice work, Bob!

Mini Altair 8800 PC

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.