Building my Dream Computer – Part 2

Building my Dream Computer – Part 2

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50 Comments

  1. Trilobyte on January 11, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    This is awesome I been thinking about buying a retro computer.I think I’ll wait untill this is ready.



  2. Ken Mason on January 11, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    Isn’t that 65816 what you would build a CMD SuperCPU with? ahem. AHEM!! Even if in FPGA there are plenty of us that would RUN to buy one. Oh yeah. Just take a Chameleon and do it a PROPER SuperCPU – and that there would make it THE ultimate C64 must-have.



  3. Jonathan Holbrook on January 11, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    You spelled Kernel wrong



  4. MARENOL on January 11, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Are there any plans to release a kit for this?



  5. James Herron on January 11, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    Maybe you should make a Twitter account?



  6. ApolloSynths on January 11, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    The black/gray/blue case is gorgeous



  7. MsJinkerson on January 11, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    you got help from Techmoan but get no help with a mini disc net MD 420 d I can not get my XP to detect it and there is no software online



  8. AdmiralTrout on January 11, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    Just curious is there any way you could publish the emulator to the public, could spark some people to want to play around on the 8 bit platform and possibly give you some extra bug testing with the coding with so many eyes running through the coding



  9. Mike Miller on January 11, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    sorry, it is dead born, without HDMI and USB it will never ever reach any numbers



  10. Matthew Cobley on January 11, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    Excited about this!



  11. Danilo Pecher on January 11, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    Good grief. I’m drooling. i need that machine…



  12. Julian on January 11, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    Will you be porting planet x2/3 to it?



  13. Im Illega1 on January 11, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    I would suggest using some ALP switches for the mechanical version of the keyboard as it will give the keyboard a vintage feel of boards such as the Apple extended keyboard and the IBM JX keyboard.



  14. mattb300 on January 11, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    I love this intro. It makes me feel like I’m watching an 80’s or early 90’s sitcom. All the other music you provide us with is great too, my favourite is "Derivation of cleam". Your channel popped up on my recommended list about a year ago and I’ve been watching ever since. Thank you for the awesome content and congratulations on 1 Million Subscribers. Here’s to a million more! Matt



  15. Quakenstien 64 on January 11, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    11:45 do i smell my other favorite youtube channel



  16. kingcrimson234 on January 11, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    I was delighted to learn that my CPU code is powering the emulator!



  17. PlaysWithBlades on January 11, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    Between this and NuXT, I never have to grow up!



  18. DAVID GREGORY KERR on January 11, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    Is there anyone in OXFORD England that could make the motherboards for the COMMANDER X16, Did the MEMOTECH MTX512 not have the Assembler and Panel for use with assembler listings, a suitable processor built around a ARM processor which can execute 6502 machine code would work and if you google for ARM6502 chip you will find it.



  19. Dennis Quill on January 11, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    What you can’t see is a DAC….pops a chip and shows us some resistors and a cap. Isn’t the DAC U3, right there under the AY-3 chip, out in the open in plain sight? Or they under the other AY-3? I’m just having a little fun. Nice job on this so far, dude.



  20. Jonathan Albertson on January 11, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    nerds stop complaining about fb and join the 21st century



  21. phonuz on January 11, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    ❤️❤️❤️

    Only feedback is my vote would be for a "cuter" case. The mocks look "cool", "modern", but I personally love the "cute" look of the old ones.



  22. Matthew McDevitt on January 11, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    The tactile keyboard for this is already available for $180. I hope the computer won’t be $800 🙂 Hopefully the computer will only be the same price as the keyboard (for the kit) or 1.5X the cost. Because I really want to buy this when it comes out. I want the thru-hole, Dev version.



  23. Johan Steenkamp on January 11, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    Interesting video and fun to watch on a New Year’s day!

    Just on the 2MHz limitation of the sound chip. Have you considered using cross clock domain teqniques on an FPGA (e. g. double flip-flop synchroniser or Asynchronous FIFO buffer) as a possible solution?



  24. A fat NPC on January 11, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    I’ve heard that music on a keygen somewhere years ago lol



  25. TheStarniel on January 11, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    I want that. Great Work btw :D. I am so ready for Stage 1.



  26. mnoxman on January 11, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    Arthur?



  27. Peter Caravello on January 11, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    Not sure what color to go with? I’d say Cream or GTFO, lol



  28. John Dunlap on January 11, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    This is a really awesome project!



  29. SuperSonic on January 11, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    8-bit guy you used mac to emulate im not a dumb ass



  30. SAMFICOM on January 11, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Useless.



  31. Braskus on January 11, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    This thing is pretty sick.. I’ve never tried to do any coding at all. But i would love to buy one of these in it’s completed form(In a case etc.)



  32. Dendrite Digital on January 11, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    I have a Nexys 4 FPGA development board from Digilent
    with some custom Verilog I have a 32 bit CPU running at 100MHz
    128K by 32 bit RAM and 640 by 480 VGA screen (4/8 bits pixel)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5suipIq3Pc



  33. Jason Suhm on January 11, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    For the love of god I want this computer!The Case is Outstanding!The keyboard is Fantastic!



  34. Stefaan Codde on January 11, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    I would use sram, no fuddle with refresh lines 4Mbit sram’s are small. (surface mount) using more IC’s= higher price, Commodore knows this along ago, look at the difference between C64 v1 and c64-C and amiga 500 versus amiga 1200



  35. Sam Coupé on January 11, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    Space station oblivion is driller



  36. Love made in Japan on January 11, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    Hope you can dig into a compatible display as well. There is basically nothing proper available. Try to get some Chinese display maker to come with a nice 320×240 full RGB microled (oled sans o) panel with decent page swapping and flexible FPS up to 60fps. Preferable around 8-12 inch. A bit like those LED matrices, but then with a 0.5-1mm pitch.



  37. Hotpoint2005 on January 11, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    When this does come to reality, a real test I will have to perform is to put Monty on the run on this thing it will be awesome



  38. J H on January 11, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    MHz, not mhz, not Mhz.



  39. denis milic on January 11, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Please test Mister the FPGA project with relatively cheap DE10-Nano Board.



  40. Stuart Wilson on January 11, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Talk to Jeri Ellsworth. She has probably got a single FPGA solution that does it all..



  41. horus falcon on January 11, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    Add me to the list of folks who don’t do Facebook. Any news on this front worth sharing?



  42. erik masterchef on January 11, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    terry davis would be proud



  43. Dougie Bell on January 11, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    You are re-creating the c-64 you know.



  44. Pierre Faller on January 11, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    I love 6502 processor for years, addicted to ATARI 800. But There is absolutely no good C compiler for it. That’s why I think this project will unfortunately not have a big impact. I had a similar project some years ago but I gave up for this reason.



  45. piotr Stelmaszek on January 11, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Wait… The W65C02 is "fully static design", meaning when you write to the Sound/LCD You can just hang the entire CPU for 4 clock cycles to slow it down



  46. Caz's Gaming Clips on January 11, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    The mini-ITX case personally looks weird to me for a retro computer. The whole smooth-curved front feels more like a modern workstation or a set-it-and-forget-it style device like a Roku or game console that you would put on your TV shelf than a retro computer or something that you actually have to do programming or retro work/gaming on.



  47. electonictronic on January 11, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    Well thinking of Mister the FPGA project, I envision that hardware emulation has come to the point

    where we don’t need physical cores in any way… Cycle-perfect 68000 is already a reality.



  48. #Video Squad on January 11, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    22:00 Romania Flag



  49. Doctor Machine on January 11, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    Will it run Doom?