How do you make an underpowered 8 bit CPU seem a bit more capable than it really is? Interrupts! that mechanism where the CPU can be poked and told to do something completely different, then resume whatever it was originally doing as if it’d never stopped.
I've bought a new 3D printer, I thought it'd be fun to take the old one apart!
Writing more optimised assembly to improve the speed of the Conway's Life algorithm
Upgrading my BBC Micro to use a Gotek floppy emulator, 1770 disk controller and a Raspberry Pi co-processor.
How writing code for a 40 year old computer made me a better computer science teacher.
A look at how the BBC Micro made the UK computer literate.
How was 2021 for you? I mean, compared to 2020 it was a big improvement, but that’s a pretty low bar to aim for. Let’s focus more on the projects that I completed and what I learned from them.
I think I’ve just had a bit of a revelation… USB-C is the best thing ever. Not only because the plug isn’t polarised, but because if you want a true USB-C to USB-C cable there doesn’t appear to be any cheap crappy ones.
Yesterday I recapped my ST’s PSU which went well, nothing exploded. However when trying to boot the machine it kept crashing, especially when it went to the desktop.