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Say hello to the MacBook Mini

Macbook Mini Video Capture
Macbook Mini Video Capture (Image credit: Michael Pick)

What you need to know

  • Michael Pick is a genius when it comes to making things small.
  • His latest creation is the world's smallest MacBook Pro.
  • Pick used a Raspberry Pi to create his MacBook Mini.

Taking something and then turning it into something else is always going to be cool, but when someone takes an inexpensive computer, adds some bits, and starts cutting USB ports up, you know it's going to be awesome. That's definitely the case here, with Michael Pick creating the world's smallest MacBook Pro.

Say hello to the MacBook Mini.

This is the world's smallest MacBook Pro (also known as the Macbook Mini). This DIY mini laptop build features a light-up Apple logo on the back of the screen. MagSafe power adapter/charger, and a USB 3.0 port! What more could you ask for? This DIY laptop build has been one of the more challenging projects I've undertaken due to how compact/small all of the parts were.

We've seen Pick work his magic to create a miniature iMac already but this project seems even more impressive, thanks in part to the MagSafe power connector and an illuminated Apple logo. Oh how I miss those!

I love videos like this and I'm sure you'll enjoy this particular one, too. I wish I had the skill – and patience! – to do this kind of thing!

Oliver Haslam
Contributor

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.