Cool Vintage Computer Tricks

Submitted by Andrew Wasson on Sat, 03/29/2014 - 9:24am

Hey I just thought I would give a shout out to some things I've been following and in particular the efforts a fellow by the name of Bill Rowe has been making with modernizing a 28 year ol 8-Bit CPU uProcessor. He's taken the infamous RCA 1802 chip (used in everything from hobbiest computers, to space exploration to cell phones, to auto engine management, to traffic control) and added an Arduino compatible shield so that you can use modern hardware with the vintage computer. He's even written a C compiler to make it simpler to the write software. What an amazing effort. Currently he's got it running a web server where you can see the status of the computer and set or unset a flag the turns an LED on/off.

Link: http://olduino.wordpress.com/

 

1 comment

by John on Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:20am

Cool site, Andrew.

I hate to be a pedantic jerk, but it's "hobbyist", not "hobbiest". This always drives me nuts when I see it - like there are degrees of hobby - hobbier, hobbiest.

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