Author Archives: davidms49

Bringing a 39 year old Elektor Z80 Computer to life

Getting a 39 year old Elektor Z80 board working Continue reading

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Retro63 Update

Update of my 6303 based DIY computer build Continue reading

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6800 (6303) Christmas Project

I decided to step up a complexity level for my Christmas project this year and build a retro computer based on 6800 architecture Continue reading

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Piksey Atto

I was recently sent a Piksey Atto by it’s creators at BnBe club. The Atto is the Latest in their range of small Arduino IDE compatible micro-controllers. You can see the earlier Piksey Pico in my last post on the … Continue reading

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Lock Down Clocks

I seem to have got a little fixated on clocks over the last couple of months, but rather than go down a simple route I have tried to use parts I already had ‘in-stock’ Continue reading

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Pi Xmas Tree Forest Complete

Looking around I realized I have collected quite a lot of Pi Xmas trees over the years. Clearly setting them up individually would take quite a lot of Pi’s, but could I get them all working from a single Pi … Continue reading

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GPIO Xmas Tree 2019 – Pimped

Having seen Andrew was launching a new tree this Christmas with the added twist of a bit of surface mount soldering I thought, yes this is a must for the 2019 decorations. Then I thought this is calling out for … Continue reading

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Pi Test-bed Upgraded to fan Cooled Pi4

My Pi test-bed dates back to the first Pi I got 2012, upgraded with each new release of h/w. Other than the Pi the only other change in that time has to modify the mounting when Pi’s with mounting holes … Continue reading

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TEC-1 Computer Build Complete

  Following a number soldering sessions during the week I finished the TEC-1D build over the weekend. The next stages was to check out the oscillator circuit and the keyboard circuit. The former as there was a warning that not … Continue reading

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The TEC-1D Micro Computer

  Over Christmas while randomly scrolling through my Twitter feed I saw some discussion about the TEC-1 computer. This is a single-board kit dating from the early80s based around the Z80. Instructions on how to build it were published in … Continue reading

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