Someone recently asked me a few questions about design, which got me thinking about writing a series of posts for this website.
I hope to encourage anyone who has considered designing their own retro computer add-on, or indeed a whole system, to have a go. Getting that first professional looking PCB in the post is very rewarding and is relatively cheap.
You are probably reading this because the idea of making a computer with retro technology sounds fun. Perhaps you are my age and have fond memories of learning BASIC on an early home computer, or perhaps you’re a product of the mobile phone era and want to experience the early days of micro-electronics.
This article discusses some of the options available.