OT? What 8bit Microprocessors still available new?

From: Ethan Dicks <dickset_at_amanda.spole.gov>
Date: Fri Feb 20 03:32:09 2004

On Thu, Feb 19, 2004 at 10:14:14PM +0000, Jules Richardson wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-02-19 at 21:54, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> > Or just sacrifice an old Apple //e (common as dirt) or C64 (common as
> > lint) and use the chips inside.

I guess my house has more lint than dirt. :-)
> Well old process control equipment, especially telecoms hardware, tends
> to be a good source of Z80 family chips, and typically there's no merit
> in preserving the boards as they are.
> Better than wrecking a self-contained complete computer, even if it is a
> common one!

I aquired a double-fistful of 6502s from a pile of stat-mux boards I carted
off from a local fellow list-member (and have had good luck extracting a few
74HC parts for my SBC6120s).

There are even a few items like burglar alarms that you can find an 1802 in
occasionally (if they are from the right era).

So... for Z-80, 6502 and the odd 1802... check those clunker boxes... you
might find something interesting in one of them


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