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Aarush
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The Machine Code

Post by Aarush » 01 Jun 2020, 19:38

Hello I'm an 13 year old from india the problem is that here if a child tries to convince his parents to buy an expensive kit they are told that its like cheating that you buy an almost prebuilt kit that also includes the pcb so now the only option left for me is to use a prototyping board to make this i am able to get all the parts but then the only problem is that i would no have the machine code that runs on the eprom chip as i was not able to find any of it online. if anyone can help me come out of this issue then please help, i would be so thankful.

Please Help👏👏👏😢...

at67
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Re: The Machine Code

Post by at67 » 02 Jun 2020, 01:49

Aarush wrote:
01 Jun 2020, 19:38
Hello I'm an 13 year old from india the problem is that here if a child tries to convince his parents to buy an expensive kit they are told that its like cheating that you buy an almost prebuilt kit that also includes the pcb so now the only option left for me is to use a prototyping board to make this i am able to get all the parts but then the only problem is that i would no have the machine code that runs on the eprom chip as i was not able to find any of it online. if anyone can help me come out of this issue then please help, i would be so thankful.

Please Help👏👏👏😢...
All of the ROM firmware, (Native code), is available here:
https://github.com/kervinck/gigatron-rom

The files you need to look for are:

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ROMv1.rom
ROMv2.rom
ROMv3.rom
ROMv4.rom
ROMv5a.rom
The different ROM version milestones can be perused through GitHub here:
https://github.com/kervinck/gigatron-rom/milestones

If you need a copy of dev.rom, (which has an audio bug fix for ROMv5a), then you can build it using 'make' in your gigatron-rom cloned directory under Linux/Mac. Under Windows you need to download a Linux make compatible utility or modify the makefile to work with nmake, (it's much easier to just download a Linux compatible make for Windows through chocolatey.org), e.g.

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;install choco using the following instructions
;https://chocolatey.org/docs/installation

;open admin powershell
choco install make

;navigate to your cloned gigatron-rom directory
cd gigatron-rom
make dev.rom

Aarush
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Re: The Machine Code

Post by Aarush » 03 Jun 2020, 12:17

Thanks alot i look forward to posting my version of the gigatron on the breadboard

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