More Z80 Hackery Goin' On...

A project log for Vintage Z80 palmtop compy hackery (TI-86)

It even has a keyboard!

Eric HertzEric Hertz 06/20/2022 at 05:540 Comments

The poor TI-86 has gone from the number-one hacking-platform in my life for nearly a year to now doing little more than crunching numbers I should be able to do in my head...

But, I owe it (and @ziggurat29) a debt of gratitude in sealing my interest in 8bit computers, and of course Z80's in particular.

We've begun #Z80 Reverse-Engineering And Hacking Adventures anew, with what seems to be a one-off piece of lab equipment used for controlling motors in, we think, spectrum analysis.

I'll let that project's page speak for itself...

The TI-86... well... I was *so close* to actually finishing my project with it, and it would be a great tool for diagnosing some long-persistent technical troubles in my life, so I haven't exactly given up on coming back to this project... It's entirely plausible the new project will reinspire this one, after a half-year hiatus from the 8bit realm.

We shall see.

In the meantime, if you're here for Z80 goodness, maybe go see what we're doing on the other project.