Assembly and Review – PE6502 Hobby Computer

Assembly and Review – PE6502 Hobby Computer

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In this episode I build the Putnam Electronics PE6502 hobby computer and test out it’s capabilities!

50 Comments

  1. Terrance Van Gemert on February 6, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    I noticed that it is the W65C02 chip and not and I mean NOT a MOS 6502AD chip..
    There is huge difference in the pins.. Yet everybody calls a W65C02S a 6502 and that is totally WRONG by all accounts.

    There is HUGE difference in the two types of chips.
    SO if people Google and look for a MOS 6502AD and stuff it into this board there is good chance of frying it.

    Just so people understand the difference get the Pin out for MOS 6502AD and then look at the W65C02S
    Yeah big difference. One is non Static chip (original) MOS 6502AD and the Western digital (modern version) is static between clock input cycles which means you can slow it down alot.

    Well JUST so you all know.



  2. Gerry Roberts on February 6, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    Nice hobby, Bobby.,



  3. R4M_InternetExplorer_EXE on February 6, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    "..It doesn’t matter if resistors go one way or the other, but it is nice to put them all in the same direction…"
    Thanks, you saved my OCD right there.

    #ResistorsHavePolarity



  4. AMT Productions on February 6, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    I just got my first soldering iron



  5. Matthew Jones on February 6, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    Retro hackintosh



  6. Russell Moore on February 6, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    3:16 thank you for walking us aaaaallllll the way home 🙂



  7. twistedyogert on February 6, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    8 bit guy: *Standard troubleshooting steps.*

    Me: *START UP, YOU PIECE OF CRAP!*



  8. Jonathan Ciesla on February 6, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Nintendo is having holes in their game systems can a hobby lobby computer solve it? No will never because it is always a metaphor symbol it has no origin.



  9. tiagobandeira125 on February 6, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    great tutorial



  10. True on February 6, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Lol friend, my 47 year old eyes need a magnifying glass for every component!



  11. JohnJTraston on February 6, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    They look like little ants



  12. IARRCSim on February 6, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Isn’t there an emulator that would support Apple Basic and Commadore Basic? Why get low performance yet recently manufactured hardware when you could use a modern computer to simulate the old software and poor performance?



  13. NeonTyler on February 6, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Can it program with windows 2000?



  14. Dante Ingledue on February 6, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    Get the sunglasses for colorblind people



  15. Csongor Varga on February 6, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    This is an old video, but you might still find it useful: use bluetac to keep the components whilst you flip the board to solder the leads. Bluetac is your third hand 🙂



  16. vishwas poojary k on February 6, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    If u are color blind, dont you have problem recognising 16 or 4 colors in old computers? 😃



  17. David Castle on February 6, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Does it matter which orientation the socket is placed



  18. Steve Jones on February 6, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Lead based solder is easier to use, but for electronics it’s illegal in all EU countries for environmental and recycling reasons.



  19. Anubis Coc on February 6, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    Coñooo la reseña esta en ingles.
    Porque coño pones el título en español si el video esta en ingles.



  20. Pen Fold on February 6, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    I think it would be great if there was a kit for a computer that was switchable to run Sinclair basic and commodore basic but was pure electronic like the one you have here. I.E NOT Arduino based



  21. Xaekai on February 6, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    "PS/2 is kinda obsolete now" No, no it’s not. The advantages of PS/2 over USB for keyboards are numerous, and there is no changes that could be made to USB to overcome them all.



  22. CJ Myers on February 6, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    check out the video https://youtu.be/pMfrrM4OuC8



  23. merope alcyone on February 6, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    I used to use a chess board for that type of game, as I found it impossible to visualize the board using "BR", "WP" etc. Even Apple I level software kicked my butt. I am a pretty low-level chess human.



  24. oOo on February 6, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    Ottimo !!



  25. PeowPeowPeowLasers on February 6, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    Great job but the lack of alignment on that power socket at 13:37 made me HNNNNNGGGGG….



  26. Pica Delphon on February 6, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    I’ll stick with my Old systems.. IMSAI the Multi CPU / Multi OS System..



  27. RetroGamer on February 6, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    Who is here from byte my bites, Jason Bytes Back Ep. 33 ?



  28. This is Souls on February 6, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    The t-shirt is dope!



  29. Stefaan Codde on February 6, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    If sdcard, lan etc are needed, well dump the 6502 cause adding those features and more components connected to the cpu which gets slower by doing so. Use Intel Atom X5/X7, also not a fast system but much faster than a C64 and video and lan and usb3 and DDR3 , much higher resolutions so not the crappy c64 screen no sprites but the video is so fast that sprites are not needed. Commodore basic is copyright Microsoft. Atoms can run windows10 but also You’re own kernel but note having a kernel is not enough, You also need a basic interpreter or basic compiler.Atoms are x32/x64 Conclusion dump the 6502



  30. Eric Sills on February 6, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    We know the shaking is those Scotches you have before filming 😀



  31. bru57000 on February 6, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    Great video! I encourage people to design and build their own. These computers are easy to understand, there are so many things you can learn. I had designed and built my own and then started to write my own operating system but it was not challenging enough so I moved to another build: the Apollo Guidance Computer, much more complicated. Unfortunately, I do not have time to share this on video :/



  32. DAVID GREGORY KERR on February 6, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    FPGAC64



  33. 2010stoof on February 6, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    Lol I still remember the very adult way electronics teacher in Junior high told us to remember resistor color codes:
    (B)ad (black) 0
    (B)oys (brown) 1
    (R)ape (red) 2
    (O)ur (orange) 3
    (Y)oung (yellow) 4
    (G)irls (green) 5
    (B)ut (blue) 6
    (V)iolet (violet) 7
    (G)ives (gray) 8
    (W)illingly (white) 9

    Don’t learn that in 7th grade anymore.



  34. mark fernandes on February 6, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    Blog article about current usage of 6502 (sound devices, medical devices, scanners etc)
    http://10rem.net/blog/2012/02/24/the-6502-processor-today



  35. GamePlayShare on February 6, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    $110 for this computer is too much.



  36. Dirk Knight on February 6, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    Why bother? One can have so much more fun with an STM32 or any other ARM system. The past is the past… unless you want to claim that using an Abacus is more fun because it’s old?



  37. Jeff Flowers on February 6, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    in 1988 I had a computer class and they had some TRS-80 color computer kits for us to assemble. We could keep them when we were done. Not to brag (I actually amazed myself) but not only did I finish my kit before anyone else in class, my computer was the only one that would work. The instructor asked to keep mine for the classroom since it was the only functioning one of the group.



  38. Redstone Tech on February 6, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    Resistors: *Use arbitrary color band system*

    Standerized Number System: Am I a Joke to you?



  39. Peter Hart on February 6, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    You forgot R5-D4



  40. John Chainsman on February 6, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    Can you run Apple ProDOS on this thing and Integer BASIC? Asking for a friend.



  41. Steve Jones on February 6, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    My late step-father used to own a small factory back in the 1960s and early 1970s, and they did quite a lot of contract electronic assembly work. One day, when it came to testing, everything coming off the line failed. On inspection, it was due to the wrong resistors being installed. The reason? He’d just recruited a new warehouseman responsible for putting all the components into the right places on the assembly benches. Unfortunately, it turned out he was colour-blind. The next few hours were spent repairing all the boards that had been assembled that morning…



  42. MsJinkerson on February 6, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    note when soldering be careful not to bridge the joints



  43. Dick Fageroni on February 6, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    flux is not conductive you dummy.



  44. Michael Deleted on February 6, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    OMG "BN" stands For Black Knight. Yes "N" for Knight not Night, THAT would make too much damn sense



  45. Geek To Me on February 6, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    No flux?



  46. Manaki-Senpai: Science on February 6, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    wow i didnt knew you were color blind



  47. Iflyjets on February 6, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    "I’ll be impressed when someone builds something like this that can run commodore BASIC"

    2 years later

    "Fine I guess I’ll do it"



  48. Jeff Flowers on February 6, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    One step I didn’t hear you mention is to closely inspect the board for solder points shorted together with excessive solder. That has happened to me more than once. Some shorts are almost microscopic.



  49. Paul Freedman on February 6, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Soldering at almost 400 C? Isn’t that wayyyy too hot? I normally solder at 275C (~530F) , when I set my iron to 400 it discolors immediately.



  50. Warren Garabrandt on February 6, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Foreshadowing to the Commander X16. 😀