Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 16th Dec 2012 20:13 UTC
Games "Unfortunately, many of the logic chips that make up Pong are no longer readily available. There are newer parts that will perform the same function but they have different pin connections. I started by re-drawing and adapting some the circuits to the available parts." Recreating Pong from scratch. In its original hardware form. Crazy cool.
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RE: FPGAs
by zima on Wed 19th Dec 2012 14:28 UTC in reply to "FPGAs"
zima
Member since:
2005-07-06

When I was back in college, 1 particular grad student had his very own ICL 1904 built out of transistor boards working in a spare room. As each board failed he would wire up a TTL logic board replacement work alike.

Reminds me of http://www.mycpu.eu/ & http://members.iinet.net.au/~daveb/simplex/ringhome.html

Do you remember the title of the BBC show? (too many of them; /me is afraid of Wiki effect ;p )

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RE[2]: FPGAs
by transputer_guy on Thu 20th Dec 2012 02:46 in reply to "RE: FPGAs"
transputer_guy Member since:
2005-07-08

I couldn't remember, but thanks to google and a few guesses it came out as "electric dreams", but search for "bbc electric dreams" or you'l get the movie.

Perhaps its still be up for streaming on pbs or bbc.
And its on youtube in snips.

There is a wiki page on it too.

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RE[3]: FPGAs
by zima on Fri 21st Dec 2012 19:29 in reply to "RE[2]: FPGAs"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Thank you for your time spent on searching it!

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RE[2]: FPGAs
by transputer_guy on Thu 20th Dec 2012 16:03 in reply to "RE: FPGAs"
transputer_guy Member since:
2005-07-08

I just found out about Micro men on youtube, the battle between Uncle Clive and Chris Curry, Sinclair vs Acorn, 85mins well spent.

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