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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 / YGDES 05/21/2017 at 21:1512 Comments

I've been hinted at this 43 years old project from Elektor:

https://archive.org/stream/Computer74/computer-74

It's exciting that this idea has been in the air for so long, and yet we don't see it widely spread...

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Andrew Starr wrote 05/24/2017 at 08:25 point

You'll find this concept goes back to Alan Turing and the ACE computer in the 1940s. All the various architectures were pretty much all figured out by the 1960s, everything after that was just waiting for the technology to catch up.

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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 05/24/2017 at 08:29 point

I was refering to the prior art in organising the PCB like a folding book :-)

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Andrew Starr wrote 05/24/2017 at 08:42 point

Oh, I see :) Do you know if there's an english translation available? My german isn't up to it 

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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 05/24/2017 at 08:58 point

not as far as i know...

that would be a project...

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BigEd wrote 05/27/2017 at 21:04 point

You might be amused to know the CDC 6600 supercomputer has four arms, each of which has four leaves, which open out like a book.

http://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/supercomputers/10/33/57

Oh, but wait, you do know - it's on your website!

http://ygdes.com/CDC/cdc6600.html

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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 05/28/2017 at 02:06 point

BigEd, you can't count on me ignoring about the CDC6600 ;-)

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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 05/23/2017 at 18:14 point

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BigEd wrote 05/27/2017 at 20:54 point

Would love to see more homebrew CPU fans and builders of homebrew computers on the anycpu forums!

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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 05/28/2017 at 02:59 point

You should advertise more about it :-)

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BigEd wrote 05/28/2017 at 04:55 point

> advertise!

A good idea!

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Frank Buss wrote 05/22/2017 at 02:33 point

TL;DR what are the specs of the Elektor computer, CPU, ROM, RAM, IO capabilities, video/audio out? BTW, the Elektor magazine still exists. One of the good magazines with lots of DIY projects and detailed articles, unlike e.g. the ELV magazine, which mostly wants to sell products. I remember my grandpa used to buy Elektor, I might have even read this article back in days :-)

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Dr. Cockroach wrote 05/21/2017 at 23:17 point

I like it. A bit like my project in that it is in panels and open :-)

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