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Nuts & Volts Magazine (January 2017)

The Retro PIC Single-Board Computer

By Dan Gravatt    View In Digital Edition  


Over the years, I have accumulated a bunch of chips from before the era of true PCs when computers with names like Altair, KIM-1, and Cosmac ELF were popular. I’ve been looking for a way to use them in new projects, so I designed a system around a 40-pin PIC16F887. I figured this would put some of my historic chips to work and be a great learning tool for understanding how a microcomputer works.

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201701-Gravatt.zip

What’s in the zip?
Express PCB files and schematics
Command Reference
Spreadsheet
Source Code
Hex files



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