Memristors and analog robots 

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Memristors and analog robots 

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Memristors and analog robots 

Fortunately, there is a utility to re-flash the ROM, so I won't need to keep putting the z80ctrl board back in if I want to update it. Which is good, because it's really hard to get these boards out without bending the pins.

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Aside from running old Coleco games, I also want to try out various BASICs. But before I do that I want to wean myself off of using the z80ctrl board to increase my level of retro purity. Or at least plausibility. I still need the dual clock board to even boot without the z80ctrl, and then I'll need to assemble the IDE controller to be able to read and write files.

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So far I've run some demos on the that use the TMS9918 video card, and I've played around with . I've managed to boot a couple games (Donkey Kong, Galaxian) but I can't start them until I finish building the game controller board, which has buttons to emulate the keypad on the Coleco controller. And I accidentally left the game controller board out of my big parts order. I placed a separate order yesterday, so the parts should arrive later in the week.

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Single player is also acceptable, TBH. A friend had an idea, and I want to hack together a simple demo.

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Is there an open source, multiplayer space flight sim? Ideally something with xwing or wing commander style dog fighting, and scriptable missions?

I will be running this on an , not a RetroBrew. I have the 512k RAM/512k ROM board and the dual serial board built, so I just need the clock board. I can program the flash using the z80ctrl, but the z80ctrl doesn't support actually running RomWBW, so then I have to take it out and put in the dual serial and clock boards to actually run it.

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"Typically, a computer will contain a small ROM that contains the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) functions as well as code to start the system by booting an operating system from a disk. Since the Computers Projects provide a large ROM space, provides a much more comprehensive software package. In fact, it is entirely possible to run a fully functioning RetroBrew Computers System with nothing but the ROM."

Just what I want in a computer.

github.com/wwarthen/RomWBW

Should have done more research before picking this up on eBay. It's just the display with no driver board, and there doesn't appear to be any way to get a driver board for it.

Anyone want a Noritake 4045A VFD? Yours for the cost of shipping. I'd hate to throw it out, but I don't see putting together my own driver for it unless someone can point me at an example project or something.

My big Digi-Key order arrived, so I started out with the SIO/2 (dual serial) board for the . And then when I was looking for the actual SIO/2 chip to put it in the socket, I remembered I had had to order it on eBay and it hasn't arrived yet :-/

Rule 34a: if it exists, there are ASMR videos of it.

I'm an idiot for having done so much soldering without making ASMR videos of it.

Today's XKCD is *chef's kiss*

(Though the correct answer to one is clearly "Chaise Sandwich")

xkcd.com/2372/

Really tempted to build this 8088 PC, because there's a lot more software for as well as off the shelf hardware, and unlike I actually used it as a kid. But since building a PC from scratch is way harder, the DOS community is a lot more about than .

smbaker.com/building-an-xi-808

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