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A project log for Dodo: 6502 Game System

Handheld Game System featuring the 6502

Peter NoyesPeter Noyes 11/05/2016 at 07:275 Comments

I will be at SuperCon tomorrow with version 1.2 of the Dodo hardware!

This new revision was a bit painful to get up and running. There were two mistakes made on the PCB, the MAX756 battery regulator doesn't have enough oomph for Dodo, and there is a mechanical clearance problem. The wires coming out the top of Dodo in the picture above are a patch to fix one of the PCB issues.

The good news is that I have found a replacement regulator that works (I have a breadboard of it), the new memory decoding scheme works and gives close to the full 32KB of RAM. And, I got to buy a logic analyzer to help troubleshooting!

With hopefully all the issues now resolved I plan to start offering kits soon on Tindie. If anyone is interested hop on over to www.dodolabs.io to get on a mailing list for updates. Also, I ported the old QBASIC classic Nibbles over to Dodo and there is a link to play it on the same page.

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Jac Goudsmit wrote 11/06/2016 at 18:01 point

I saw it yesterday and was very impressed. I'm here with L-Star too.

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Peter Noyes wrote 11/06/2016 at 18:27 point

Thanks!

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SHAOS wrote 11/06/2016 at 16:55 point

Areyou still there? May I see Dodo? ;)

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Peter Noyes wrote 11/06/2016 at 18:26 point

Thanks for having a look!

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SHAOS wrote 11/06/2016 at 23:30 point

Thank you!

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