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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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micro:bit OLED compass

These 128 x 64 pixel OLED displays are inexpensive and provide a great way to augment micro:bit projects. They’re easy to wire up using a breakout board and 4 female-to-female jumper wires. Just connect it like this: OLED / micro:bit … Continue reading

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micro:bit radio messager with OLED display

What it is Based on my previous micro:bit keyboard project, this allows you to type a message on a micro:bit using an old PC PS/2 keyboard and send it over radio to another micro:bit. How to make it You’ll need … Continue reading

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