The Mac Deploy Stick Automaton is used to send commands to a Mac for fast and easy setup of a large number of Macs. The MDS Automaton comes with an enclosure and a USB cable for easy setup.


  • Adafruit ItsyBitsy microcontroller (preconfigured and installed in enclosure)
  • Microcontroller enclosure
  • USB cable (micro-USB to USB-A)

If you are deploying a lot of Macs, speed is important. Let the Automaton send the commands for you. Using a powerful Arduino Micro, MDS Automaton turns the Arduino into a powerful Automaton that fully automates the process. All you do is start up the Mac with the option key held down, insert the Automaton into any USB port and you are done. The Automaton does the rest.