8-bit computer Starting to take shape

my 8-bit computer on its base board

Time to get moving on my 8-bit computer project….

Decided to to start combining the modules and setup the final configuration. This involved removing the protective backing from the mounting tape on the breadboards and committing to their final position on the computer.

I’m still short a few breadboards, and still waiting on quite a few components that are on the slow boat from China, but i wanted to get it a bit more organised and complete the modules I can.

Did just find that the clock module is on a breadboard that is ever so slightly different in size than the newer boards, so I may have to remake it if I can’t get passed the OCD about those 2mm.

I also did some checking with a multi-meter and found that the power distribution will need to be beefed up to make sure that all of the breadboards have the required 5v as there seems to be a significant drop as you move away from the clock module. Thanks to Paul at South West Makers for the advice. I’ll be putting it into practise shortly.

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