Which one of the following is a tool, which is a toy?
From left to right: New Breadboard with a 6502 and 64K SRAM chip. New Multimeter – my old one was trash. Keyboard from Apple IIGS taken apart and ready to hack.
Current project update:
Keyboard is ready for hacking – literally. My roommate and blacksmith friend Ellen is going to cut the numerical keyboard half off of the keyboard – which as luck would have it – seem to only be attached by jumpers.
Design is coming together. I am planning on doing some very retro things with the case/layout design.
Tools are chosen: I am going to learn the propeller chip because it is an optimal chip for this type of project – more on that in an upcoming post.
Learning Apple II memory map and 6502 Assembly. Though, I’ve realized that I probably don’t need to know as much 6502 Assembly as I once thought, it is a very rewarding experience to learn a chip from the inside out.