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Re: Terry's DRSSTC - Class Of Operation?
Original poster: Terry Fritz <teslalist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I used to program the 6502 in machine language on OSI machines in the
70's Two bonus points to those that know who OSI is ;-)) I still have the
computer, but it might be worth more than all my modern PCs now :o))
I think the C64 used the 6502 as well...
But the little Rabbit RC3610 is more powerful by far and fits on one's
thumb with all the ram, rom, I/O and runs $50... It is C programmed and
can do full IEEE math as well as web and ethernet applications... Plus I
have three that I am not using for anything ;-)) One just has 128k/250k
memory :-p but "maybe" it could handle this control thing :o)))
But for now, the basic stamp works fine. I programmed it last night to
select from up to six programs so it can run all kinds of modes without
reprogramming... So I can run as just a "plain" coil or the 6000 BPS
machine. Maybe tonight I will get to test the super high BPS stuff. If
that looks cool, I may have to thing about making a super computer
At 05:12 PM 5/3/2005, you wrote:
Now that sounds like a fun project idea! I have a couple of old Apple
II+'s hanging around that still work. Overclock it and if it takes a hit,
no great loss.
David E Weiss
Original poster: Davetracer@xxxxxxx
Personally I'd be tempted to try a 6502 processor. The thing is darn near
a RISC, gets stuff done in 1-3 cycles, and is now available in up to 20
Mhz versions. You can code in assembly or use many a different language
for it. (6502's are commonly used as dedicated micros in modems to do
stuff like on-the-fly compression).