I bought this awesome homebrew Z80 single-board computer:
It was mostly an impulse buy but there are other motivations I explained here:
I made chromeOS detect the Z80-MBC2 Z80 computer connected via USB by... re-plugging the board. In the screenshot, see the Z80-MBC2 booting up CP/M 3.0 in a Minicom session under Crostini Linux. More details here:
Time to play with this awesome little gadget. The "Z80 inside" logo alone is worth the product.
In this Minicom terminal emulation session, an Intel 8080 Assembly hello world demo runs under CP/M on a Z80 homebrew computer.
Nothing fancy, but for me it's an incredible personal achievement. I assembled the demo's 8080 source with an assembler I wrote myself. I posted a bit more about the project here:
Playing with the Z80-MBC2 is a fun retrocomputing project. So here are the obligatory vintage cool-retro-term screenshots of this Z80 homebrew computer running CP/M 3.0 and a couple of games.
I've been using the Z80-MBC2 Z80 homebrew computer for over a week, so I posted my early impressions about the device, its value and potential, and the issues I'm facing.
I ported to CP/M my Intell 8080 Assembly demo of a twirling bar animation.
Here is the demo running under CP/M 3.0 on the Z80-MBC2 Z80 homebrew computer. The Minicom session controlling the Z80 board is in the Crostini Linux container of chromeOS on my Chromebox.
I mostly do a couple of things on CP/M. First, I run the Assembly code I write with the development tools I create, e.g. my own Intel 8080 toy assembler. Also, I get to know an operating system I've always been curious about, as back then I never got a chance to own or use CP/M machines.
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