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by monsonite
24 Jun 2018, 12:55
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: BASIC
Replies: 31
Views: 15533

Re: BASIC

Marcel, Firstly, congratulations in making so much progress with TinyBASIC in such a short time. Secondly, in response to at67's suggestion of a cassette interface, I recently came across a technique where the PC (or tablet or phone) audio output is used to create a synchronous serial output, not di...
by monsonite
13 Jun 2018, 06:56
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Woz Monitor ported
Replies: 3
Views: 2708

Re: Woz Monitor ported

Excellent work Marcel,

I'm looking forward to trying this.
by monsonite
06 Jun 2018, 08:15
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: BASIC
Replies: 31
Views: 15533

Re: BASIC

More information about the origins and operation of the Tiny BASIC Interpretive Language (IL) as first defined by Dennis Allison in 1975 http://troypress.com/the-tiny-basic-interpretive-language-il-and-onions/ and from Tom Pittman in 2006 http://www.drdobbs.com/web-development/the-return-of-tiny-bas...
by monsonite
03 Jun 2018, 14:50
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: BASIC
Replies: 31
Views: 15533

Re: BASIC

For inspiration today, I chose to read up on the Tiny BASICs that appeared for various microprocessors around 1976 - when both ROM and RAM were very limited in size. Tom Pittman's Tiny BASIC was produced for 6502 and 6800 and 1802 microprocessors. He was able to do this multi-target approach fairly ...
by monsonite
02 Jun 2018, 11:42
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: BASIC
Replies: 31
Views: 15533

Re: BASIC

Hi at67, Firstly, thank you for opening up the discussion regarding a BASIC for Gigatron. For many of us, traditional BASIC - with line numbers, was our first introduction to computers and programming - about 35 to 40 years ago. Having the Gigatron boot to a ROM based BASIC, would be a major boost t...
by monsonite
18 May 2018, 11:49
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: 10MHz, 12.5MHz and Beyond!
Replies: 35
Views: 19227

10MHz, 12.5MHz and Beyond!

Hi All, I received my Gigatron a few weeks ago, and after a successful build - apart for 1 bad soldered joint, which later failed, having a working TTL computer with colour graphics was a rewarding end to an evening of soldering. I decided to experiment with different crystals, and an 8MHz was fitte...