Simulating old computers using Arduino microcontrollers. accepted

Abstract

This talk is about two computer simulators that I built. The first is an emulator for a PDP-11/44 minicomputer that runs version 6 UNIX [1]. The second is a two chip computer using an 6502 microprocessor and an Arduino clone that I built myself that is capable of simulating an Apple I [2].

The projects are documented on my website;

  1. http://dave.cheney.net/2014/01/23/avr11-simulating-minicomputers-on-microcontrollers
  2. http://dave.cheney.net/2014/12/26/make-your-own-apple-1-replica

The talk will cover the design of the computers I simulated, what I learnt about how they operated and how I used that to simulate them.
To complete both these projects I also needed to design and build hardware add ons for the Arduino systems I based my project on. This talk will also cover the design process that I, as an amateur, followed to successfully build this hardware.

Video
Session Information
Confirmed unconfirmed
Material Level Beginner
Starts On 12/3/16, 2:20 PM
Room Lounge
Session Duration 30 min
Spoken Language English
Interpretation Unavailable
Slide Language English
Photo Release Allow
Recording Release Allow
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