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by monsonite
22 Oct 2019, 14:55
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: A Forth for Gigatron?
Replies: 14
Views: 7721

Re: A Forth for Gigatron?

Hi Marcel, Thanks for the encouragement and useful advice. I have found a modern Forth for 6502 in Tali Forth which might be a suitable candidate. I'll be posting on the 6502.org forum to see if the project gains any traction. Like I said elsewhere, I'm going to be taking a couple of Gigatrons with ...
by monsonite
21 Oct 2019, 12:02
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Pluggy Reloaded
Replies: 59
Views: 17955

Re: Pluggy Reloaded

Hi Norgate, I'd be happy to give you a hand laying out the pcb. I have 10 years experience of EagleCAD - and this sounds like the sort of project that could be done using the (free) EagleCAD Lite version. I have also developed a very compact interpreted language called SIMPL, which is ideal for usin...
by monsonite
21 Oct 2019, 11:27
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: A Forth for Gigatron?
Replies: 14
Views: 7721

A Forth for Gigatron?

Forth is a programming language and computing environment developed by Charles H. Moore throughout the 1960s. It is ideal for resource limited computers and a means of being able to work directly on the machine without having to have be reliant on layers of unknown operating systems. In the 1970s it...
by monsonite
21 Oct 2019, 10:45
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Pluggy Reloaded
Replies: 59
Views: 17955

Re: Pluggy Reloaded

Hi Norgate, I recently came across a very low cost Arduino clone from Malaysia called the Maker UNO which has the advantage of Blue LEDs to show the state of all I/O pins and a small speaker on one of the I/O pins. https://www.robotshop.com/uk/cytron-maker-uno-microcontroller.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjwrrXt...
by monsonite
21 Oct 2019, 10:06
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Pluggy Reloaded
Replies: 59
Views: 17955

Re: Pluggy Reloaded

Hi Norgate, The ATmega328 will need a 16MHz crystal across pins 9 and 10 and 2 x 22pF capacitors to ground - in order to keep it fully compatible with the Arduino bootloader serial timing. The standard Arduino will accept interupts on Dig 2 and Dig 3 - make sure that you have these connected correct...
by monsonite
21 Oct 2019, 09:34
Forum: Escape Meta Alt Control Shift
Topic: Forth Day 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 2640

Forth Day 2019

Forth Day is an annual gathering of the Silicon Valley Forth Interest Group (SV Fig), at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. This year it is being held on Saturday 16th November, and Charles H. Moore - the inventor of Forth will be giving his annual "Fireside Chat" to the SV Fig. I have had ...
by monsonite
20 Oct 2019, 18:27
Forum: Escape Meta Alt Control Shift
Topic: #Random
Replies: 3
Views: 1844

#Random

This is a discussion area for the wider gigatron Community to talk openly about any subject they think is relevant.
by monsonite
18 Oct 2019, 21:50
Forum: Escape Meta Alt Control Shift
Topic: On the shoulders of Giants
Replies: 6
Views: 3211

Re: On the shoulders of Giants

Hi Marcel, As you know, I took your advice, and decided this week to start a Hackaday.io project and begin writing a series of logs - which not only document the project, but help focus the mind - as you have to describe the various aspects of the project in a way that are clear to the Reader. I dec...
by monsonite
16 Oct 2019, 21:01
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Modified Gigatron Design Ideas
Replies: 57
Views: 23161

Re: Modified Gigatron Design Ideas

I would advice to design the computer by starting with the data paths. The instruction set can always follow. Many do it the other way around and end up with complex designs.
Yes - I'm just starting to find that out the hard way :(