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.
Let's hook an Arduino up to a 1980s CPU and see what happens!
Writing fractals on a 7MHz computer with 64K of RAM
Turns out my £20 soldering station does indeed work, but its claims of ESD safety are lies. Let's fix that!
I bought a soldering iron for £20 from Amazon. Is it any good? Does it even work?
I build a Z80 based computer from scratch, and it works!
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.