I owned an Amiga 1200 "back in the day" with a 40 MHz Motorola 68030 and 34 MB of RAM. I grew up using this computer and began learning to program on it. Now as a professional programmer I regret not having had the chance to apply the skills I have now to that old machine. However I do work with people who made games from that generation. They've told me the cool things they made these machines do, and the techniques they used.
So after randomly seeing a project somewhere showing a Motorola 68000 on a breadboard in "free running" code I was inspired to trying this simple circuit myself as a project for the winter.
This project is me going from that original circuit all the way to a mini games console. The current aim is making a 4 MHz 68008 powerhouse with 512 KB of RAM, a TV out and two joystick ports. An Arduino provides all the I/O.
(much of this build log is me writing a few months retrospectively...I started this in October 2016)