I'm looking for a good, under $50 DIY computer kit. I know about N8VEM, but the price for that came out at arount $150 at digikey. If anyone knows a cheap place to get parts PM me.
I am a bit too lazy and unskilled (?) to desolder up to 5 x 40 pins without damaging anything.
Me too, but I have to say this "built-you-own-micro" project is having more and more appeal the longer I tinker around with (and understand) vintage hardware.
I'm probably not at the level of knowledge and skill required yet though.
Wow... a 16550 can be found on many cheap serial ports for the PC. I can pick those cards up for between $1 to $3 at the flea market.
If you want to build something old that needs odd chips like a 6532 RIOT (RAM, I/O, and Timer) then you should know that you can find those very close by. They are in every Atari 2600.
Hi Tez! Thanks! If you can tell which is the hot end of a soldering iron you probably have enough basic skills to build one of the N8VEM SBCs.
Hi Tez! Thanks! If you can tell which is the hot end of a soldering iron you probably have enough basic skills to build one of the N8VEM SBCs. If not, this is a good place to start. Please don't sit on the sidelines watching when you could participate and have a lot of fun. I correspond by email with many builders of all skill levels from senior technical expert all the way to brand new hobbyists. However I think your best approach would be to just join the mailing list and ask questions. Tell us what you want to do and myself and the other builders will help you.