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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 ArghBlarg on Friday February 21 2014, @07:08PM

    by ArghBlarg (1449) on Friday February 21 2014, @07:08PM (#4472)

    Various people have used FPGA systems to implemented entire 68k-based computers, with modern SD card, USB and HDMI/VGA connectivity. This is a much longer-term strategy since the 68k family isn't really being made any more. One good example:

    http://www.experiment-s.de/en [experiment-s.de]

    It's an entirely recreated Atari ST architecture.

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