Posts Tagged ‘retro’

May 2020

31May20

Inspired by Ken Corless’s #kfcblog I’m trying out monthly roundup posts for stuff that didn’t deserve a whole post of their own Retro I wanted to try out RomWBW, but didn’t fancy going down the route of making more RC2014 modules, so I got myself an SC131 kit from Stephen Cousins. It’s wonderfully cute and […]


Playing Tetris on my Gigatron reminded me that I still had my original Game Boy in a box in the loft, which had last been out when my kids were too young to remember. I found it in a sorry state – the screen cover had fallen off, and the case had turned orange. Sadly […]


After building my RC2014 CP/M system and Gigatron I decided to dig through the pile of old integrated circuits I stashed away before leaving home thirty years ago. I don’t remember the source, but it seems that I stripped down 4 systems (which might have been something like data loggers) that had a reasonably complete […]


I’ve had a bit of a binge on this topic over the past few weeks, putting together some kits that I bought ages ago. My RC2014 came first, and then this, a Gigatron. Why? Ken Boak did a lightning talk on his Gigatron at OSHCamp 2018, and it sounded super interesting. What is it? A […]


This is the first post in a short series (with perhaps more to follow as I go deeper). Why? I came across the RC2104 at OSHCamp 2018 where I got to meet its creator Spencer Owen and make one of his Mini kits with my son. When he put his Full Monty kit on sale […]