Linked by Kroc Camen on Sun 7th Nov 2010 19:43 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "I had reduced the size of my ongoing Z80 project down to something more wieldy by using CPLD chips, but it was still a bit too bulky to fit into an acceptably sized case. The next step was to look into FPGAs and see where they could take it. One thing led to another and I ended up building a self contained post modern home computer laptop.. thing." Kroc: Can I haz port of BBC BASIC plz?
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Very nice!
by Morgan on Mon 8th Nov 2010 01:17 UTC
Morgan
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2005-06-29

This looks like quite a fun project! I can't wait to see future revisions into an even smaller case though. Given that the TI graphing calcs and the original Gameboy were Z80 based, I know it would be possible to lose some of the bulk.

I don't mean make it to a calculator or game system form factor, by the way; rather, maybe thin out the bottom case some. I love the keyboard, and the overall width and depth are great! It's like a retro netbook.

I'm going to be following this project; it gives me some ideas of my own. ;)

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RE: Very nice!
by Kroc on Mon 8th Nov 2010 07:21 in reply to "Very nice!"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

I was thinking that given that with modern technology one could fit quite a lot inside an original Gameboy cart if anybody had made one that contained WiFi so as to connect the Gameboy to the Internet by running Contiki on it ;) Considering I do carry an original Gameboy around with me a lot of the time, a portable 8-bit Twitter client would be handy.

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