A small batch of David Schmenk’s Apple II Pi adapter cards (see site for more pictures) have been fabricated and are being sent out to lucky beta testers. Once the adapter is thoroughly tested, it will go on sale to the public.

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The Apple II Pi is an adapter card that interfaces the popular Raspberry Pi computer (RPi) directly to the Apple II bus. With the A2Pi software, the Apple II can control the RPi, use it serve virtual drives and access various servers and services locally or on the Internet. You can even run an emulated Apple IIGS and control it with your IIe keyboard and mouse.

In case you’ve missed it, our Apple II Pi coverage is HERE and HERE.

In my opinion, the Apple II Pi is the most important peripheral offering to hit the community since the original CFFA and CFFA3000. Trust me, you will probably want one. Check back often, A2Central will post updates as news of the Apple II Pi develops.

By the way, if the layout style of the A2Pi card looks familiar, it may be because it was laid out by James Littlejohn.