Sources for 8b TTL keyboards (Keytronics)
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Thu Dec 4 16:22:49 CST 2008
On 4 Dec 2008 at 15:35, Jules Richardson wrote:
> It's weird, that... I suspect I could rustle up something 'traditional' around
> a Z80/6502, ROM, RAM and some decoding - but my brain just doesn't cope well
> with single-chip 'black boxes' such as PIC-based widgets. I really don't know why!
That really is weird. The instruction set on a PIC dates back to
1975. The AVR is about as primitive. The MSP430 is more PDP-11-ish.
One minor gripe that I have is that the uC community seems to put up
with really lame assembly-language tools, insisting on using C
instead. Many are Harvard architecture( not the MSP430), which calls
for some re-thinking, but otherwise they're no different at the core
from any other microprocessor.
Maybe that's where my attitude is similar to Tony's--I still love to
write a nice clean piece of assembly code. Yes, I can do it in C,
but there's something more satisfying working closer to the
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