I'm aiming for a blend of 8-bit and 16-bit generation hardware and capabilities, but with a decidedly 8-bit themed user experience. The most important thing is the immediacy of 8-bit style computers, without complicated boot sequences, memory protection, or multi-user, multitasking operating systems. It should be easy to just power it up and start poking ports to see what happens.
That said, I plan to add some capabilities normally seen in the 16-bit generation, including some inspiration from the Amiga, Genesis, and SNES.
The current status of the project: the hardware design is complete and all parts are in house. Currently working on initial build and test.
A Facebook group exists for those who like that sort of thing: https://www.facebook.com/groups/339934693530749/permalink/339939710196914/