[Coco] Retro computer, somewhat similar to CC1/MC-10.
cdiman7 at flash.net
Mon Nov 3 15:38:03 EST 2008
Frank,When I was in electronics school back in '81, the microprocessor trainers we had were probably not more complicated than that. The one I used had a 6802 chip in it, if my memory serves me well.
--- On Mon, 11/3/08, Frank Swygert <farna at att.net> wrote:
From: Frank Swygert <farna at att.net>
Subject: [Coco] Retro computer, somewhat similar to CC1/MC-10.
To: coco at maltedmedia.com
Date: Monday, November 3, 2008, 12:40 PM
Anyone seen one of these things: http://www.multilabs.net/Retro.html
It's a 32K built-in BASIC computer with a native 40 x 30 Text screen,
320 x 240 Pixel graphics, 64 Colors. Very reminiscent of the CoCo 1!
Well, maybe more like a more powerful MC-10. The only removable storage
is an 8 pin DIP socket for EEPROMs up to a 24LC512 (512K?). An SD card
slot or some other more easily portable device would have been better,
but you can program the EEPROM and use the thing as a controller, but
then you could do that with an SD also.
No mention of what processor is used, only that it's an 8-bit. BASIC is
a line number BASIC similar to Color BASIC, but I didn't look at the
manual enough to know how close.That and it's been ages since I tried to
program anything! There's some technical info in the manual concerning
the expansion port, maybe some of you more hardware/technical types can
figure something out by that.
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