Post by Jeff Ledger on Apr 14, 2008 22:39:45 GMT -5
I've been quietly following an interesting discussion on C.S.C. regarding the potential design of a modern version of a C64.
While the current version of the Propeller can't emulate a 64, (It's projected that the next release may be able to handle this.) The Propeller offers a lot of "retro-feel" with a modern microprocessor.
My own favorite configuration is a PS2 keyboard, composite video, R/L Audio, MMC-SD, NES controller, and enc28j60 network connection. (Whole setup can be built for under $100.)
Here's a short list of projects and support code to give you an idea of what can be done.
Actually, I have to give you credits in getting myself into it. Your projects, Propeller Cookbook and continuing information you share over in the other forum is Excellent.
I bought the Propeller Education Kit for a start because it seems I have to have the PropPlug (usb) part to get it going. I am now actually breadboarding (cloning - homemade version of the protoboard) the essential parts. Actually, I am permanently wiring the parts into a BusBoard-3U-Conn board with the Protoboard layout and Brian's SpinStudio Connector as my standards. I am also going to get some modules from uController.
I spend as much time here and reading the other forum. Please continue sharing us anything you have on the Prop in relation to the C64.