8-bit 6502 computer built and wired by hand. After days of debugging, it finally works. I'm very pleased.
I’ve never been very good with electronics so I’ll try to figure out which one will be easier to fully understand.
I imagine the 6502 might have far more enthusiast gerade resources. On the other hand I’ve always had a thing for the Altair 8800, which had a Z80 Version to my knowledge.
@nvi @makeworld @necrosis That hasn't been my observation. I prefer the 6502/65816 over the Z80/Z180 processors, and actually built my first homebrew computer using a 65816. However, buying parts for the Z80 architecture is significantly easier, and there are a ton more online websites that cover it. (Especially since its bus interface is quite compatible with Intel's.)
I still have seven more 65816 CPUs; someday, I'd like to build my own 65816-based CPU card for the RC2014 and kind of resurrect my first homebrew computer design from the ashes of time.
@makeworld >After days of debugging
I feel for you. It's amazing how a single line or timing miss can take hours to figure out.
The first LED to light correctly must have felt good!
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