Rethinking The Hardware for This.

A project log for 80s Engine Computer

Engine management for 1983 Chevy C20 Pickup truck using period correct hardware.

DustinDustin 11/25/2016 at 19:071 Comment

As my Atari 1200XL is pretty rare, and in need of minor keyboard repair, I have decided not to use it to power this project. I may add it in some day for use at car shows, but I want to make sure I have something more reliable and less valuable for every day use. I really want to go 8-bit on this, as that is what would have been common at the time this truck was made. I will be designing this in multiple stages. First will be using an Arduino Mega just to make sure I get something monitoring the engine as fast as I can. Then I will probably switch it over to use the RC2014 Z80 system to get an 8-bit, period correct system in right away, then I will build something custom and etch my own PCBs and put it all together. Very busy these days, can't spare the time or money to knock this all out any time soon.


Dustin wrote 11/27/2016 at 20:25 point

Have decided to use the following hardware for this project as it uses my favorite processor(Parallax Propeller), and will teach me BASIC, which I need to program my Atari 1200XL and TI99. Waiting on the money to come in for this now...

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