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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 darinbob on Friday February 21 2014, @11:22PM

    by darinbob (2593) on Friday February 21 2014, @11:22PM (#4600)

    But there's so much better that can be done than the first Mac. Sure it looked great for a home computer, but simultaneously we had Unix workstations using that chip, with graphics. Also wait a few years for the Amiga 1000 which had the same CPU but was so much more functional. However both the Mac and the Amiga relied on a let of custom chips to get the job done, so re-creating either is not so simple.