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James WalshBy James Walsh
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James WalshBy James Walsh
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From those fantastic folk @ Tablet2Cases:

"The case is a definite must-have for all Apple aficionados, and shows where the company came from in an attractive and useful way."

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My name is James, and I would like your help in creating a line of accessories that are more than just pieces of plastic, metal and wood. I want them to be relevant to the company and interesting pieces of work in their own right.

For my 1st project I want to recreate one of the original 1976 adverts produced by the, then, Apple Computer Company to promote their first device. The Apple-1.

8k Bytes of Ram in 16 Chips! Built-in Video Terminal! Apple Basic on Cassette! Enough Computing Power to Run Games! - All for that ominous price of $666.66

Beautifully simplistic in nature and packed full of information (possibly too much information, especially for 1976) this is where Apple began. So it seemed only correct to start here too.

The Apple-1 was hand built in wood and I wanted to keep a similar theme going with the case itself. I looked to go for a wood case, however, after speaking to numerous suppliers (I am unfortunately not skilled enough to produce my own cases: two left hands! - if that's a phrase?) and after a lot of deliberations I decided that Bamboo over Wood would be a better canvas to present this recreation on. It's strong, flexes more, is lighter and all the materials are from sustainable sources. All good things if you ask me.  

So release your inner or (in cases such as mine) outer nerd and Byte into this Apple.

Available only for the iPad2 and iPad3. This bad boy has way too much information on for your iPhone and iPad mini to take.

This is the first time I've used Kickstarter to fund a project and I would love for you to be a part of it.

Oh yeah. Just so we all know...Apple, iPad, and the Apple Logo are a trademark of Apple Inc., no endorsement implied.

Risks and challenges

From the layout to the re-design, especially when trying to recreate the circuit board while keeping it looking as true to the adverts original format, and to the fonts used. Everything had it's challenges. The hardest aspect of the whole process was without doubt getting it to fit comfortably on the case itself while still being in proportion and readable. But don't worry, I found a way.

I will be work directly with the case supplier and printer, who will be transfering my redesign of this classic to the cases, from start to finish and will provide quality control for the finalised product personally.

It's never easy to be exact where production timelines are concerned. However, thanks to the relationships I've managed to build up with both the case supplier and printer, I'M confident that I can finish all orders within 45 days upon the CONCLUSION of the project and have them delivered to your door. In any event that delays do occurr all backers will be informed immediately and I will keep you update with all the relevant info.

Shipping info: fill out your backer survey at the end of the project. It's dead easy! I'll get your address from the survey, but I'll need your address to be 100% accurate. If there are mistakes, I'll contact you, or you can contact me, I'm sure we can sort it together.

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    ‘A little bit of Love goes a long way'. - All donations to the cause are hugely appreciated. A massive, MASSIVE, THANK YOU to all who help.(I would have gone bigger, but i fear that it may have become counterproductive)

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    And you get your mitts on one of the most relevant and interesting cases available anywhere.

    (That's one case shipped directly to your door.- Worldwide.)

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