Replicating The Apple One Computer Box


The project I am proposing is to replicate the original Apple One Computer box for the Broadway show “Nerds”. I got this job by being an apprentice to Faye Armon. I first met Faye at a Props summit located at the Public Theater back in August. She called me in December to help her with a show and loved my ethic and offered me apprenticeship for props. My Track is Technical Direction and lighting with a career goal of set designer. It will take me 1 month to complete this Project.


Materials required:

  • Pen/pencil
  • Notebook
  • Multi tool
  • Measuring tape
  • Smart phone (to take pictures, keep in contact, check email and drop box)
  • Laptop
  • Internet
  • Excel
  • Word
  • Calendar
  • Backpack
  • Receipts Folder
  • Paint/work clothes
  • ¾” plywood
  • ½” birch plywood
  • Keyboard
  • Screws (2”)
  • Staples
  • Glue


Goals and Deadlines:


  • March

1st week – Research

2nd week- Draw, Draft, Obtain Items, building model, start cutting pieces

3rd week – Build, assemble

4th week – work on the details


Three Separate Binders Containing

  • Material List and Revisions after
  • Research (with Format)
  • Budgets Forms
  • Draft and drawings
  • Model
  • Stage ready Replica Apple One Computer Box

My Objective is to replicate as close to the original sourced apple one computer that also meets the shows requirements. I will learn how to read dimensions based on images and what is told and reference between other versions . I will also learn what it takes to be a props carpenter.