On 07/21/2014 07:59 AM, Jim Brain wrote: > On 7/19/2014 3:42 AM, Gerrit Heitsch wrote: >> >> I get the strangest ideas while at the public pool doing laps... >> >> Now that we have the ROM of the 6500/1 in the VC-1520 dumped, >> disassembled and analyzed, shouldn't it be 'relatively' easy (*) to >> build a 100% compatible replacement using one of the Atmel Atmega with >> enough I/O pins? The Atmega16 comes to mind here. 16 KB flash and 1 KB >> RAM should be more than enough. The pinout is different, but that >> would be a purely mechanical problem. >> >> (*) for people who know that controller well enough >> >> Gerrit >> >> >> >> Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list > I am sure it's not a huge challenge, but what other cool features should > the 1520 have :-) That would seem to be a question worth considering? Hm, I could see someone using a properly programmed Atmega16 in a VIC-1520 to be able to use it again. But I'm not sure if additional commands would be useful. Even if someone is still using a 1520 in a production environment, the software would only know about the original command set and font. And for demonstration purposes on an exhibition, the original commands are good enough. Gerrit Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2014-07-21 18:00:02
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