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The distraction of distraction-free word processors

I’m currently not writing at least three books. At least one of them, I am convinced, is an amazingly good idea. I’ve written a dozen chapters, at least one of which doesn’t make me cringe when I read it back, … Continue reading

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Make a simple calculator with guizero & Python

Making your own apps, even simple ones, with a GUI still seems to be surprisingly tricky, and this makes it hard to teach, especially if you want to build an app that will run standalone, or near-standalone, on a real … Continue reading

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6502 breadboard computer: part 2

Having started to build a Ben Eater-style, 6502-based breadboard computer a few weeks ago, I’ve started to diverge my design a bit. Ben uses an Arduino Mega to monitor the status of the address and data bus, but I like … Continue reading

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6502 breadboard computer: part 1

The first computer I ever used, probably in 1977, was my older brother’s KIM-1. This was a bare, single board computer that was really just a development kit for the 6502 microprocessor. It just had 6 numeric LED displays and … Continue reading

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Printing text on an LCD display using switches

There’s a YouTuber called the 8-Bit Guy who’s made a fantastic project where he gets text on an LCD display just using switches instead of a micro-controller or computer. He made his (video below) in a nice box with chunky … Continue reading

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