What do you do if you love vintage electronics and have a nostalgic sweet spot for TTL logic? Well, if you’re GG, you build an awesome homebrew computer entirely on stripboard, and use as many vintage chips and displays as you can in the process. Then, because it’s just not ’80’s enough, you put the whole thing in a Cold War-style black briefcase.
Inspired by his love for 80’s technology, GG worked over a period of two years to build this rig, which he calls the Z80 NANO COMPUTER. It uses a number of period chips (many in ceramic DIP packages) and first-generation LED displays.
Be sure to check out the demo video.
Nice work, GG!
UPDATE: GG sent me a link to his project video, which is now at the top of this post. It has this character to it that makes it wonderful — the sound of clunky keys and muffled beeps.
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