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Hackaday Retro Edition: Browser Wars On Solaris

After seeing an earlier Hackaday post on old, old Unix systems loading up our retro edition, decided he would play out the late 90s browser wars on a few machines of his own. 221 more words

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When Worlds Collide: 68008 Bootstrapped by an Arduino Uno

brings classic microprocessors and modern microcontrollers together with his Arduino bootstrapped 68008 computer. The Motorola 68008 is the 8-bit external bus version of the well-known… 364 more words


An FPGA Based 6502 Computer

It’s no secret that people love the 6502 processor. This historic processor powered some of our favorite devices, including the Apple II, the Commodore 64, and the NES. 150 more words

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Commodore 1530 Datasette gets a Digital Counter

Ah, the humble Commodore 1530 Datasette drive. It never enjoyed much popularity in the USA, but it was the standard for quite some time in Europe.   217 more words

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Fixing A BASIC Calculator

The early days of modern computing were downright weird, and the HP 9830B is a strange one indeed: it’s a gigantic calculator, running BASIC, on a CPU implemented over a dozen cards using discrete logic. 289 more words

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Hackaday Retro Edition: The Compaq

It’s been a while since we’ve had any submissions to the Hackaday retro challenge, but ‘s latest project more than makes up for it. He rescued the original 28 pound Compaq luggable… 256 more words

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ZX Spectrum Turned Into A USB Keyboard

They’re a little hard to find in the US, but the ZX Spectrum is right up there with the Commodore 64 and the Atari 8-bit computers in England. 148 more words

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