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PE6502 single board computer:


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If you've ever wanted to own (and build!) an Apple 1 style computer, now is your chance!
This 6502-based single board computer started out as a clean sheet of paper, but heavily influenced by the original
Apple 1, by Ben Heck's Apple 1 laptop, and of course the AWESOME Briel Computer's Replica 1. This machine will run
all the software those machines will run, but, here's where it is different: It has both Applesoft Lite AND Integer
BASIC built-in! Plus, we added a hardware handshake to the serial port, so that fast seriel communications are possible
out of the box. There's also a built-in reset circuit, inspired by the Commodore 64, so that on power on, the computer
is ready to go (no manual reset needed,) although CPU and terminal emulator reset buttons are provided!

To our knowledge, this is the ONLY computer of this type currently available. AND, it's also GREAT for education
purposes. Using this kit, students will learn about simple computer architecture, GLUE logic, memory addressing, and more.
This computer is a fun way to code assembly for 6502, as it includes a built-in assembler and debugger.

The kit includes a PC board, and all components needed to result in a running computer. You'll need to provide cables, PS/2
keyboard, composite monitor (or serial connection to another computer running terminal emulation software), and a 7-9volt
DC (tip-positive) power adapter with at least 400ma. Some previous assembly experience is highly recommended, as is a
temperature controlled soldering station and good quality solder.

Current price: 130.00 USD, including shipping in continental USA. (Please email us for pricing on international shipping)

Send your inquiries to us: Email Putnam Electronics.