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    A new DIY 8 bit computer

    Someone has built and published the designs for a new 8 bit computer.

    Full story here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13201254

    Website http://sites.google.com/site/libby8dev/home
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    That article makes a very good point, that computer architecture from the 8bit era is possible to create as a hobby by anyone with electronics know how and some good soldering skills. Most people would think that 8bit computers are a thing of the past, but people new to the industry always need to start somewhere and learn from the ground up, and there is no better way that exploring earlier hardware to learn and understand the much simpler architecture, before then progressing to something newer. Projects like this are great for enthusiasts and students alike. It is always great to see new homebrew hardware projects like this.

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    when i solder 4 wires last week i was the champion... i was feeling great... now i see this... and i feel bad...
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    Same for me... I can make a cable OK, but something like this is very daunting, and I just admire thoe who can.

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