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NES Development

Retro projects

  • 2022-03-05 Build an 8-bit computer Ben Eater

    I built a programmable 8-bit computer from scratch on breadboards using only simple logic gates. I documented the whole project in a series of YouTube videos and on this web site.

  • 2022-01-21 Retrocomputing With Modern Hardware, No Emulation Required Hackaday
  • 2022-03-26 What made the NES so interesting?

    I often like to cover oddities here; details of computers and arcade systems people may not have heard of, that didn’t sell well but had unique or interesting characteristics. But focusing on oddities like that can disguise the fact that sometimes, even systems that were very popular can stand out for unique design. Such be it with the Nintendo Entertainment System: had Nintendo’s console flopped, it’d definitely have a post already. But it doesn’t. Let’s fix that! And answer a simple question I was asked: what’s the deal with special chip games?