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Building a CP/M 68k computer from scratch

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João Silva’s latest project is to build his own computer from scratch, and it looks like he is off to a great start. Based around the Motorola 68000 processor, he is attempting to build a system that can run the CP/M-68k operating system. Besides just figuring out how to wire the chips up correctly, he is also working on getting a compiler set up so that he can write C programs for his system. It’s an ambitious project which harkens back to the good old days of building computers in one’s garage using discrete components. I look forward to seeing his progress!

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