50 Comments

  1. Jeff Flowers on December 10, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    I’m having a brain fart but isn’t there an IC that will translate 8 bits in sequence into a one byte output? (and vice versa) – that could solve your display problem.



  2. Jack Rivers on December 10, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Graphing calculators (ti series) are totally best for this



  3. Mark Giblin on December 10, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Talk to Ben Eater on the video card.



  4. Mark Giblin on December 10, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Heads up, YT unsubbed me AGAIN from this channel



  5. Stephen Lord on December 10, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Hello Mr 8-bit guy I’ve got a suggestion .this guy who actually built his own computer I think from scratch on YouTube I put in his link down below I really enjoy your show keep it up I put the link to his videos down below why suggestiveness put to kernel beneath the other one for the subsystem and one for the last system I put the stretching of the study guide down below. Home brew 6809 computer + terminals cope. Monitor. The this guy belt his own computer from scratch or interesting to watch



  6. Raver Magik on December 10, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Why not use the commondore pla that is avail.. or another 8 bit ? https://www.arcadecomponents.com/downloads.html Most of them were used in pinpall machines and other game systems to run them. You could also use alibaba and find an 8bit supplier that can create micro controllers for you.



  7. Juan Salgado on December 10, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Can u watch porn with it?



  8. Stephen Ball on December 10, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    The maze program can be compacted a bit in TRS-BASIC to this:

    10 PRINT MID$("/",RND(2),1);:GOTO 10



  9. wiadroman on December 10, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    To the guy who misses the beautiful blue screen of 8-bit computers – rest assured, modern computers provide those galore.



  10. TheLBall on December 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Nice prototype so far. If only the only way to get status updates on it wasn’t a fscking Facebook group.



  11. Hastur Yellow on December 10, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Zx spectrum next maybe



  12. PA Nilsson on December 10, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    My first real computer was an Apple II, I loved that one!
    Learned basic programming and assembly programming on that 6502.
    Later bought a Z80 card for it and learned Turbo Pascal and Z80 assembler.
    So much fun!
    That lead to other computers and programming languages and today many many years later Im a Java and C# programmer.



  13. Dirk Knight on December 10, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Nostalgia is not an engineering principle, I am afraid. 🙁



  14. Victor Prokop on December 10, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Your kernel should be davix



  15. NoT2BaD on December 10, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    To most people, building a dream machine means buying a gigabyte/Asus/msi/whatever mobo, an Intel or and CPU, ram, a video card, a PSU and a case. For 8 Bit Guy, it’s custom printing the pcb and writing his own God damn kernel. Legend



  16. electroncraz91 on December 10, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    I do some FPGA programming, but you should be able to get away with using a modern ARM microcontroller that uses DMA to both push data to display and handle the SPI module. Parallel SPI could be done with DMA triggered clock, just set port as source and RAM as destination!



  17. TheYear2525 on December 10, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    "It was a long wait in order for that game to load" …i think Kerbal Space Program with mods takes about 2,5 minutes to load for me, using a NVME SSD with 3 GB/s read/write. Actually it doesn’t matter wich SSD you use because the modding support and unity are that stupid with KSP. I’ve read some forum posts of poor people loading modded KSP from HDDs with times up to 20 minutes O_O. So that one minute the average C64 game needed to load isn’t that much in my opinion. Even compare to "normal" games, where you often can’t skip those "EA software" skip "in cooperation with" skip already "ALDI Nord" oh, come on "and Walmart" … "present" scenes at the start of many of today’s games, I’d say that in some cases you got to playing your game faster on a C64.

    And also: Why can’t you flick a pc parallel or serial pin 10 thousand times per second? Faster than 30 or 50 times per second and it fumbles. A C64 can do 10 thousand…so can an Arduino or other generic micro controller. Actually that’s why I got into micro controllers. Because modern PCs can’t do that anymore. You need to get around security features and what not and in the end I still didn’t understand why it wouldn’t flick faster than like 30 times a second although the system can use it with around 100 000 baud.



  18. Sean Yao on December 10, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    8 bit computer gives me the sense of full control so that I had the mood to explore to know more about it. Apple ][ and Comx-PC were my childhood toys



  19. Shawn Elliott on December 10, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    If you love writing assembly-ish code, you can do that on a modern computer too. Nothing’s stopping you from booting up a brand-new computer using a BASIC boot disk adapted to run on a x86_64 CPU.



  20. dragoncracker on December 10, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    this might be worth a look! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtlAOdJmeDI



  21. lazy gizmo on December 10, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    Modern computers

    Shows apples

    *everyone disliked that*



  22. Mike Lubinets on December 10, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    That’s a huge project. Best of luck!



  23. Kurt Stedman on December 10, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    "Only to see a single line with an SYS statement." "What was the meaning of this one line in BASIC?" SO WHAT DID IT MEAN?! jk i can google it for meself



  24. That Redheaded Kid on December 10, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    I like the idea of a commodore messenger (I don’t have one yet)



  25. Mnnvint on December 10, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Please don’t use machine translation!!



  26. César on December 10, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    yeah, this "old cars were simple" isn’t really true : the lack of automation forced engineers of older cars to use smart tricks that needed a solid thermodynamic background to fully understand. of course the prius is more complex : it has twice the powertrain. but modern ICE cars and EV are way simpler than it seems, it’s just that older mechanics are bad at computer, so if you switch mechanical complexity for computing complexity, they tend to be in difficulty.



  27. Retarted Child ? on December 10, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    5:52 lol a swastika



  28. Land Boards, LLC on December 10, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Rewatching this original video and noting how far the project has gone from the $50 goal.



  29. Josip Miller on December 10, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    8-bit computers won’t do things for which they are not programmed. No updates, notifications, pop-ups and all this post-modern crap. Today, all these things are forced from somewhere else or someone else, not the user or programmer. Today, you are connected everywhere, back then even in early or mid PC era, you just connect where you want to be connected with no updates containing who knows what or all kind of malware or viruses written probably by software manufacturers themselves.



  30. Иван Иванович on December 10, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Почему я предпочитаю ездить на машине на большие расстояния, чем хозить пешком с большим грузом? Интересный вопрос.



  31. GamingForever on December 10, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    I thought this meant he was building stuff with AMD or Intel…



  32. SeanJTharpe on December 10, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    I wish I could get this good at programming.



  33. Steve Bez on December 10, 2019 at 7:54 pm

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  34. Jovetj on December 10, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    I always loved the PCjr’s TI SN76496. I spent way too much time programing that thing as a kid.



  35. M. Dzerk on December 10, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    should’ve used ez80 processor



  36. renaud techer on December 10, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    when you notice windows eats more and more of your hardware ressources every fucking day… windows xp used to be lightning fast…



  37. Steve Jones on December 10, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    I spent my entire childhood as a TRS-80 Coco guy, fighting the "dark side" as represented by all my Commodore friends, and here we are, 35+ years later, and between you and Ben Eater, you guys have me happily and enthusiastically joining that dark side!! UGH.. My 12 year old self would be so ashamed.. 🙂 Keep it up.. I look very much forward to buying one of your computers once they’re ready! Actually… I look forward to buying at least 3 more as gifts for others! I cant believe I am thinking of trying my hand at 6502 assembly…



  38. Rick Jasper on December 10, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    I believe that a BASIC computer has value, because while computing technology has advanced exponentially, beginners who know nothing would still have an easier time starting with the easy stuff just like we did. But unlike those golden years, anyone who learns BASIC today will have a much bigger bridge to cross to get from point A to current technology.
    How do you bridge that intellectual gap?



  39. Jovetj on December 10, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Facebook isn’t a good place for anything. Except, of course, privacy surrender.



  40. AYPE on December 10, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    use linux



  41. Reid rocks Games on December 10, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    I like New computers



  42. Henry Hill on December 10, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    LGR: 8-bit is awesome!!
    *has 286 in background*



  43. Peter Mitchell on December 10, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Lol, the Raspberry Pi is and ARM chip, ie RISC as opposed to CISC.



  44. Hoystein on December 10, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Linux is not an extremely complex system to teach. understanding how each part on the pi works together however is more complex.



  45. Henry Hill on December 10, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Will it run Planet-X3?



  46. Johannes Dolch on December 10, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    And now of course modern computers … cue picture of some shitty apple thing, lol. Sometimes i forget you were the I Book Guy. Well, good riddance.



  47. MrCrrispy on December 10, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Well, emulate any 8 bit computer on the Pi and you can change your dream computer at will 🙂



  48. Lee Westlake on December 10, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    There was nothing stopping you from accessing the hardware registers of the Amiga; unlike modern PCs, the Amiga was designed around solid hardware standards and the majority of games did not use the AmigaOS/Intuition API. Until MS Windows came along and enveloped PC standards into the WDM, this was largely true for MSDOS games too.



  49. Ideas Inventions and Innovations on December 10, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    You can still peek and poke a computer’s ROM and RAM areas and do many of the things we did in the old days … the 80/20 software package called "Asic" will still work on newer computers using the command prompt. just making it work is a good way to learn the basics of programming (or coding .. as the new generation calls it) .



  50. ChaonicMew on December 10, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    You honestly lost me at mentioning Facebook.
    I understand, it’s probably too political to discuss here, but.. I feel like especially more technology oriented people are going to pivot towards greener pastures.

    A Discord server would be HIGHLY appreciated instead of it.