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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This Is Fun
by Pro-Competition on Mon 17th Dec 2012 18:14 UTC
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2007-08-20

I love these projects, whether in hardware or software emulation. Both thresholds (CPUs powerful enough to emulate hardware, and FPGAs large enough to accommodate entire systems) have made amazing things possible.

It is not only fun to play with these old systems, but it puts into perspective where we are in computer history. And it's sometimes enlightening to discover/remember how we used to squeeze more out of less.

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RE: This Is Fun
by henderson101 on Tue 18th Dec 2012 10:05 in reply to "This Is Fun"
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2006-05-30

Sadly, I think he has more or less given up, but this was an amazing project: http://www.bigmessowires.com/plus-too/

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RE[2]: This Is Fun
by zima on Wed 19th Dec 2012 14:33 in reply to "RE: This Is Fun"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Other amazing ones: http://members.iinet.net.au/~daveb/simplex/ringhome.html - some using FPGAs, some going more old-school (I love Zusie and HRRG)

Edited 2012-12-19 14:35 UTC

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