The Quest for More

Prototyping has begun.  Working up a standard for using an SD Card is the end goal.  But not just that.  I actually have some other plans for a “project” to go along side the SD card.  Not something that will be added to the overall computer.  Rather something that will just be a fun project FOR the computer.

But to do this, I need more I/O.  A lot more.  Because of this I decided to add another 8255 PIO and a z80 PIO.  The latter for it’s Mode 3 operation which will come in very handy with the SD card.  Also, since we will be doing file handling routines, it might make sense to have a RTC so that we can determine the the current time.  I had several ICM7170s on hand, and with the addition of a watch crystal and a coin cell, I should be able to rig it to work.

Progress is still a little slow due to work, but updates will be posted regularly.   As progress is made, that is.

Also, changes have been made to the Product Pages for the G80-S computer to reflect some needed information.  And a download page for the software will be added shortly.  I ask that if any bugs are discovered that they be reported, and I will issue a patched version.

Do you have a project that you used the G80-S or the TinyBASIC 2.5g software for?  Shoot me an email.  I’d like to get a picture, and possibly do a write up about your project.  Better yet, shoot a video, and I’ll add it to the blog crediting you! (With your permission of course).

Got a Website centered around vintage technology, software, or other hardware projects?  Shoot me an email, with your website address.   I’ll add it to an upcoming “Links” page.

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