I have developed a passion for retro-computing and when I discovered Ben Eater's channel, I immediately wanted to follow his lead. I started following his 6502 computer tutorial but quickly finished his videos and wanted to do more.
So I started to imagine my own modules to add to the computer.
The first module I developed was a PS/2 keyboard peripheral to be able to type stuff on a LCD screen.
Then, I made a clock module which is capable of giving and saving the current date and time thanks to an oscillator and a battery.
This project also allowed me to design my first PCBs using KiCad.
What I learnt
- How a basic computer works
- How to create digital circuits to implement different protocols and functions
- How to create PCBs using KiCad