PICOZX is a 128kB ZX Spectrum clone using a Raspberry Pi Pico #RetroComputing #opensource #Pico @dirkdierickx
PICOZX is a 128kB ZX Spectrum clone using a Raspberry Pi Pico. It uses the pico-zxspectrum software to emulate a 48k/128k ZX Spectrum retrocomputer.
The hardware is being documented on hackaday.io by bobricius.
The software by GitHub user fruit-bat features:
DVI over HDMI (Wren’s Amazing PicoDVI)
LCD support (ST7789 320×240)
VGA video (RGB332, RGB222, RGBY1111)
USB Keyboard & Joysticks
PWM/I2S DAC audio for ear, mic and AY-3-8912
12 quick save slots
Load from .z80 snapshot files
Read from .tap tape files
On screen menu system
Kempston and Sinclair joystick emulation
Pimoroni Pico DV Demo Base
See more in the Twitter thread here and on GitHub.
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