Apple IIe 3.2-inch Emulator Kit

(5 customer reviews)


The 3.2 Emu is a complete Apple IIe system with a 3.2 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 3.2 inch Emulator board from Mfa2 Workshop. The 3.2 Emu is a complete Apple IIe system on a single board.


  • Emulates a 128k enhanced Apple IIe.
  • Bright 3.2″ 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 power (3.7-5V) and battery charging. Battery not included.
  • Regular USB port for a USB wired or wireless keyboard.
  • Integrated speaker.



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



  • USB keyboard (wireless or wired)
  • 3.7V – 5V charger/power cable with micro USB plug
  • (Optional) 3.7V Lithium battery. Suggested battery: Lipo 3.7V battery #303450, which is 50mm x 34mm x 3.0mm and supplies 500mAh (approximately 3 hours of use).
  • (Optional) 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


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

Emulator only (no case), Emulator plus white case, Emulator plus black case

5 reviews for Apple IIe 3.2-inch Emulator Kit

  1. Brad Hawthorne (verified owner)

    Received mine today. I put power to the USB-C port and it booted right into the EA game called Realm of Impossibility. I thought that was humorous. The pcb layout has been updated and optimized a bit vs the pictures in the listing. No instructions, just the item, a USB-C to USB cable for power and a 2-wire line and connector for a battery to be soldered onto it.

    Looking forward to a PDF manual in the future and someone to source out a 3d printed case for it.

    This thing seems very cool so far. Looking forward to seeing what I can do with it.

  2. Brad Hawthorne (verified owner)

    Updated review after using it a bit. Most all the instructions needed are all on this page. Some USB keyboards will be seen by the USB port, some won’t. It might have to do with some of my keyboards are backlit and might need more power. My EVGA Z12 keyboard won’t work but my basic Monoprice keyboard does work. On my previous review I also made mention of “USB-C”, when it is instead “Micro USB” that powers it. I’m looking forward to someone designing a 3D printed case for this.

  3. quaraqua (verified owner)

    Just received mine.
    Works fine. Same limitation than original hardware on some games. Seems some keyboard incompatibilities like the other reviewer. Best is to use a basic USB keyboard. I had an incompatibility with a 512MB SD card. Fine with a 4GB.
    Except that is a very enjoyable little piece.

    Looking now to a case. If nobody create it soon, I’ll probably create it from my side.

  4. Brad Hawthorne (verified owner)

    I’ve received the 3D printed case and it works great. Although a 500mah 3.7v battery is recommended in the product description, the absolute largest that will fit the board in the 3D printed case is a 1250mah 3.7v located at

  5. Michael

    I received mine with the case. Soldering battery worked fine. Keyboard connected well.
    What’s missing is documentation! Apart from starting Realm of Something I can do nothing.
    How can I start the pure basic level where I can write and execute basic programs myself?
    Is Apple DOS 2 running?

    • Chris Torrence

      I’m glad the emulator is working well. You make a good point about the documentation – I’ll ask the creator for more info. In the meantime, the best way to get going is to use a micro SD card and add some disk images. If you want to just get to an Applesoft BASIC prompt, you could use a DOS 3.3 or ProDOS floppy disk image and put it on the SD card. The product page has a description about how to add disk images to the SD card, and how to change the emulator to boot your disk image instead of the default one. DOS 3.3:, ProDOS:

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