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posted by LaminatorX on Friday February 21 2014, @05:33AM   Printer-friendly
from the I-don't-care,-I'm-still-free.-You-can't-take-the-garage-from-me dept.

demonlapin writes:

"Brian Benchoff at Hackaday has an ambitious new project: a homebrew computer based not on a classic 8-bit processor like the Z80 or 6502, but on the 16-bit Motorola 68000. It's a backplane-based machine with wire-wrapped connections planned. His first summary post is here. Blinkenlights are planned."

[ED Note: With so much commercially available hardware getting more and more locked down, projects like this are a good reminder of what is possible for a dedicated enthusiast.]

 
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  • (Score: 2, Informative) by Uncle_Al on Friday February 21 2014, @03:40PM

    by Uncle_Al (1108) on Friday February 21 2014, @03:40PM (#4368)

    Apollo DN100
    There were two 68000's. When the first page faulted, the second cleaned up
    the fault and restarted the first.

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