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1 year later, a new Gigatron is born every day

A project log for Gigatron TTL microcomputer

"Just because", a microcomputer that runs without a microprocessor

Marcel van KervinckMarcel van Kervinck 03/31/2018 at 09:283 Comments

It is amazing to start getting almost daily reports back from all over the world of new Gigatrons seeing the light of day. This project started one year ago here on HaD with no more than a bunch of empty breadboards and some chips. Without any clue if the crazy minimalistic concept would be viable, and no clue on how the ALU or control unit were going to work. Thanks for your pictures and please keep sending them in!

For reference I took this breadboard photo on March 31, 2017. It accurately portrays the project status of exactly one year ago today:

Discussions

Marcel van Kervinck wrote 04/02/2018 at 10:42 point

I have no doubt that at some point the IO will be capable of running Gigatron software.

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Dr. Cockroach wrote 04/02/2018 at 10:54 point

Thats is wishful thinking. At best IO is 4 bit, slow and hex output but perhaps IO2 will be able to run GS :-D

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Dr. Cockroach wrote 04/02/2018 at 10:39 point

That is fantastic to see. If I had the funds then I would order one for myself :-)

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