FIrst Board Layed Out and received from OSH Park

A project log for SAP 1 Computer on Printed Circuit Boards

Inspired by the video series by Ben Eater, I am developing a set of printed circuit boards for the simple as possible computer.

tomtibbettstomtibbetts 07/20/2017 at 00:280 Comments

Over the course of the last couple of months, I've been laying out the first of two boards for this computer.  The first board will hold the following:

I plan board two to contain:

The second board will have an external connector so that you can extend the W Bus and Control signals to a breadboard.

I already received the first board and started to assemble and test it.  I am logging and video logging my progress as well as challenges and solutions.  This project is very much a learning process for me as Ben Eater has done things with the electronics in his videos that I have not previously considered.  So, I'm eager to see how well this all translates to printed circuit boards.