Amstrad PPC512 Portable Personal Computer

Amstrad PPC512 Portable Personal Computer The PPC512 had an NEC V30 processor running at 8 MHz, 512 KiB of memory, a full-size 102-key keyboard with a numeric keypad, a built-in liquid crystal display (not backlit)[1] that could emulate the CGA or MDA and either one or two 720k 3.5″ floppy drives (the model was either the PPC512S or PPC512D depending on the number of drives it had). The PPC640 was otherwise identical except that it had 640 KiB of memory, a built-in 2400 baud modem (unusually fast for its day), and its case was a darker shade of grey. Both versions of the machine had an empty socket on the main circuit board so that an... Read More...

OSI Superboard RevD

OSI Superboard RevD This is my OSI Challenger C1P Superboard RevD Starting to Populate the PCB Klyball 600D Next up testing the System with the CEGMON ROM and added the cherry MX switches with a custom keycap set. I’ll add a home made RAM upgrade so I have 32k RAM Installed 32K RAM-UPGRADE Now to start on a case I had some spare alloy from another project. Did a rough size up of the C1P. Thanks Philip Keyboard cutout. Did the cutout for the keyboard and made up a rough 3D printed badge for the size of my case. Thanks again Philip for the Font. Final test fit now with the bottom Aluminum case part made just needs a... Read More...

OSI Replica Computer

OSI  Replica Computer Getting a OSI Challenger system together Test setup   Have finished the keyboard   OSI 505 board OSI 560Z OSI 502 OSI 540b Read More...

Altair 8800c Clone Computer

Altair 8800c Clone Computer Started collecting boards and parts for the new build. Altair 8800c CPU board Read More...

2650 Mini Computer

2650 Mini Computer A remake of the EA 2650 mini system In May 1978, Electronics Australia described a small development board based on the Signetics 2650 microprocessor. For many people in Australia (the author included), this was the first computer that was cheap enough to buy and build even if you were a student or beginner. This update to the simple and elegant design of the original provides a new PCB that evokes the original while adding modern alternatives to some of the hard-to-get parts of the original. The original article text is included at the end of this document The new board has three options over the... Read More...

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