reviving a 70\'s computer for modern life

by:Rocket PCB     2019-11-03
Altair 8800, released in 1975, is one of the first successful commercial home computers.
It was even the first computer for which Microsoft wrote software.
The only built-in interface for the computer is a series of 25 switches and 36 LEDs that allow you to write programs in binary code.
For more than 40 years since the launch of Altair, computers have apparently come a long way.
But there is value in basic design.
Chris Davis is a software developer in Minnesota.
He created altenino.
Copy the simulator of the original computer using the Arduino mini computer.
It uses the same switches and lights as the interface, and does everything the Altai people can do, including classic games, killing bits.
Davis created his first kit as a project related to his children.
\"My goal is to reproduce the miracle I feel,\" he said . \"
\"It\'s like when I was sent back to my teens.
\"He found a program created by David Hansel that allows Arduino to copy far-fetched stars, print some boards, and make boxes and controllers.
When he finished, he put his left-
Online parts.
\"Everyone wants it,\" Davis said . \"
\"When I realized, \'Maybe I can make it into a kit.
\"Although Altai is a very limited computer by today\'s standards, Davis believes that understanding it can give you a deep understanding of today\'s computers.
\"It\'s such a simple computer by today\'s standards, but it\'s really low level.
You have such an understanding of how the screen actually interacts with the internal processor.
I write very high.
Level of working language.
It\'s great for me.
The level language I write is translated into these 1 and 0 that the processor understands.
This kit will give you a better understanding of this.
Davis says the best thing about having alteldonino is that when people see it on his desk and ask about it, he gives them the history of Altai.
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