Apple IIe 1.6-inch Emulator Kit


The 1.6 Emu is a complete Apple IIe system with a 1.6 inch LCD screen. Runs floppy or hard disk images from a micro SD card and connects to a USB keyboard.

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Note: This kit is for experienced users. It requires buying a separate battery, and also requires a soldering iron. You will need to desolder the wires on the battery and solder on the supplied battery cable. Please ensure that you have the necessary equipment and skills before purchasing.

This is the Apple IIe 1.6 inch Emulator board from Mfa2 Workshop. The 1.6 Emu is a complete Apple IIe system on a single board.

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  • Emulates a 128k enhanced Apple IIe.
  • Bright 1.6″ LCD screen.
  • Supports floppy disk images in DSK, PO.
  • Supports hard drive, 400K, and 800K, 1.4Mb images in PO, HDV and 2MG format.
  • On-screen menu for selecting disk images.
  • Supports SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards (Fat16/Fat32 file format). SD card not included.
  • Micro USB port for battery charging. Battery not included.
  • Integrated speaker.



  • Apple IIe emulator with built-in speaker.
  • USB micro-to-type A adaptor
  • JST GH battery connector plug. Due to shipping restrictions, a battery is not included.



  • USB keyboard (wireless or wired)
  • 3.7-5V power supply with micro USB plug
  • 3.7V Lithium battery. Suggested battery: Lipo 3.7V battery #503040, which is 40mm x 30mm x 5.0mm and supplies 650mAh (approximately 4 hours of use).
  • Soldering iron. Since most lithium batteries come with a JST PH (2mm) plug, you will need to desolder the PH plug and solder on the supplied JST GH (1.25mm) plug.





On-Screen Menu: Copy the “config.dat” file (in the ZIP file above) onto the root directory of your micro SD card. After boot, press F1 to enter the Menu.

Simulated Joypad: Press F1 to enter the menu, then press F2. It should say “PAD” in the upper right. Joypad emulation uses the arrow keys for movement, Ctrl for left button, Shift for right button.

Update the built-in disk image: After booting your desired floppy disk image (no hard drive images), press F1, then F2, then Ctrl+Alt+Del.

Reset/Reboot: Ctrl+Del to reset, Ctrl+Alt+Del to reboot

Joystick buttons: Left/Right Alt (Option) keys

WARNING: To avoid battery damage, be sure the emulator switch is turned to the OFF position when charging the battery. The emulator will still be running but will be in charging mode.

Reflash the Firmware (only if necessary)

  1. Download the above ZIP file and unzip it.
  2. Copy the “apple2.bin” file onto the root directory of your micro SD card.
  3. After boot, press F1 to enter the Menu.
  4. Press F2 and then press F3.
  5. Finally, press ctrl-alt-del to start upgrade.

Reflash the Keyboard Firmware (only if necessary)

  1. Download the above ZIP file and unzip it.
  2. Copy the “USB_AEMU.BIN” file onto the root directory of a USB FAT32 thumb drive (not the micro SD card!).
  3. Boot the emulator and press Ctrl+Del to get to a BASIC prompt.
  4. Press Ctrl+Alt+F4 on your keyboard.
  5. Disconnect the keyboard and plug in your USB thumb drive.
  6. After about 20 seconds, the Apple II emulator should start printing “s” characters on the screen. “s” for success!
  7. Turn off the emulator, unplug the USB thumb drive, and plug your keyboard back in.

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Dimensions 6 × 3 × 1 in

wDrive only (Apple IIc and IIGS), wDrive plus SoftSP card (Apple II, II+, IIe)


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