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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Easy to build Z80 single board computer - Hack a Day

Easy to build Z80 single board computer

posted Aug 16th 2011 6:01am by
filed under: classic hacks, hardware

[Alexis] sent in a single board computer he’s been working on. The project goal of his build was making it easily reproducible. From looking at the schematics, it’s one of the simplest fully-functional computers we’ve seen. The build runs CP/M 2.2 off of two 3.5 inch floppies. This opens up a lot of options as to what software is already available. Although it operates over a serial terminal, [Alexis] pretty much duplicated an Osborne I, only at double the speed.

[Alexis] got a little e-fame from his earlier 8088 homebrew computer built from very early 8088′s rescued from an electronics junk shop. These 8088 computers made the blog rounds by playing Still Alive with a SID chip from a Commodore 64 and a YM2151 FM synth chip.

For now, I guess we’ll have to settle for a video of [Alexis]‘ Z80 computer running CP/M. Check out a video after the break of his computer running the greatest Infocom adventure, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

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Easy for him... that is!:) Still, it makes me wonder... What I could come up with, with a little more knowledge and all of the old Computers and Electronics I have in the Garage...

Easy to build Z80 single board computer
Easy to build Z80 single board computer - Hack a Day
Osborne 1 computer
Z80 Single Board Computer runs CP/M - YouTube
8080 Computer playing Portal Still Alive - YouTube
8080 Still Alive Take 2 - YouTube


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