MiniRoboMind Board Support Package Release

I’m pleased to announce the release of my board support package for the MiniRoboMind (MRM).  The MRM is a single-board computer based on the 68332 micro-controller and is the heart of BlueBot.  I found software support for the MRM to be scattered and incomplete, so I wrote my own with inspiration from existing software. I’ve …

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American Computer Museum

I recently visited the American Computer Museum in Bozeman, MT, which includes exhibits like an Apple I, assorted Apple IIs and Macs, two models of Altair systems, a PDP-8S, an IMSAI, electronic and mechanical calculators, many personal computers, and a Minuteman missile guidance computer.  Check out my photos here.

68000 Book Review (Part 2)

Continuing from Part 1 of my book review, here’s Part 2. 68000 Assembly Language: Techniques for Building Programs (Donald Krantz & James Stanley) This is a software book with about half of the book dedicated to describing the 68000 instruction set architecture and the other half describing a text editor project.  If you already have …

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68000 Book Review (Part 1)

The Motorola 68000 family of processors entered the market in 1979.  With a 32-bit CISC instruction set and 24-bit address bus, the 68000 was a powerful processor that spawned a long, successful line of microprocessors and microcontrollers.  The Freescale Coldfire line is the modern descendent. My interest in the 68000 family started in college, and …

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