Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Dec 2012 13:45 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "With fond memories of educational titles like 'Granny's Garden', and less educational ones like 'Pole Position' and 'Boffin', the BBC B seemed like a worthy machine to bring back to life inside an FPGA." The Hacker News thread has links to more FPGA implementations of older home computers.
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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Tue 18th Dec 2012 10:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510
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You can get a wide range of retro computers on-line (eBay and sorts), but they take up a lot of room.

The problem with emulators is, in my personal experience, the keyboard. Each computer had its own layout, its own special keys.

In this case you can use a standard keyboard, but you still need to learn which special keys are mapped to which standard key. Even then it distracts from the experience.

A friend of mine had/has an Electron, it is very well build. Acorn never sold very well in The Netherlands. A surprising number did have MSX computers.

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