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A project log for Discrete YASEP

a 16-bits YASEP computer (mostly) made of DIP/SOIC chips like in the 70s and 80s... with 2010's twists!

Yann Guidon / YGDESYann Guidon / YGDES 11/13/2015 at 00:162 Comments

Did you watch the "Inspector Gadget" series as a kid ?

I was already a big nerd when this aired. When his niece ("Penny", or "Sophie" in french) used that "magic" computer-book, I was looking more carefully... for a few seconds (until that scenaristic clutch became useless for the plot).

Sophie's computer book

And it seems I was not the only one. A simple google search finds many occurences of this. It's an necessary accessory for cosplay and even Boulet had this fascination.

When I talk to non-geeks and I want to explain them what this project is about, they immediately "get it" when I mention this 30 years old factoid, which has inspired many other people.

And now when I look at this screenshot, I can't keep myself from thinking about how a host computer could communicate with the YASEP system that I'm currently designing...

No I'm not nostalgic, I just recognize my influences and how and why I became a true geek ;-)

We live in a wonderful era when our kid dreams slowly become true...


llo wrote 11/13/2015 at 09:42 point


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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 11/13/2015 at 15:09 point


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