FAP80 is a Homebrew Computer Built with Zilog Z80 CPU
Designed over the course of a year dekuNukem built – twice! – this homemade ‘FAP80’ computer. Short for FPGA Assisted Processor, FAP was originally designed with numerous through-hole components on breadboard and perfboard (below, left) before being redesigned with SMT and custom PCBs. The stats – 8MHz CPU, 16KB RAM – might not be much compared to modern cellphones or even an Arduino Uno (16MHz, 32KB flash) but this is nothing short of an impressive build, a life achievement no doubt.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.