Monthly Archives: December 2008

Energy Star — Paleotechnology style!

A while back, I realized that the Z80 was drawing (relatively speaking) a lot of power. I know modern CPUs can both crunch your numbers and cook your dinner; the Intel Core i7 datasheet specifies a maximum of 145 AMPS … Continue reading

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Prime Time

…and now, for something completely different. (By different, I mean almost useful!) The Z80 computer is now busy computing prime numbers! I wrote a straightforward BASIC program, which I then compiled using Oshonsoft‘s Z80 simulator suite of utilities. The resulting … Continue reading

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…and then there were two. Correction, four.

The EET325 class is wrapping up this week, but not before I got Bill’s prototype Z80 core working with the original protoboard control panel. Not only that, but two of the students (Mike and Austin) have finished, working Z80s. So … Continue reading

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