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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: 1) by purdy on Friday February 21 2014, @10:49PM

    by purdy (1863) on Friday February 21 2014, @10:49PM (#4587)

    CS/EE 52 & 53 rocked. Especially since Gordon Moore from Intel was an alum. Back in the early 90s we had a lab full of in-circuit emulators for 386s and later i960s. Weird combination of crappy wire wrapping and state of the art ICEs. You couldn't count how many $2k pods we blew out from shorted power lines.