homebrew 'puter project (was: 8008?
cclist at sydex.com
Wed Nov 16 16:11:27 CST 2005
On 11/16/2005 at 4:58 PM Allison wrote:
>I reject that for only one reason. The PC is too big and power hungry.
>I'm up for gutting an old laptop and using the battery, keyboard and
>display. Oh and the hinge. :)
I've got to admit that some of the FPGA kits are tantalizing. XESS has a
$200 board that includes VGA, keyboard and parallel port as well as a bunch
of prototyping outputs, all based on the XC3S1000 FPGA. They throw in
tools and sample applications. More than enough there for just about any
microcomputer CPU you'd care to tinker with. And the I/O issues largely
And it's got a 7-segment LED, 4 DIP switches and 2 pushbuttons on it!
Sigh. Hardware design isn't what it used to be. Maybe that's for the
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