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68 Katy – 68000 Linux on a solderless breadboard

Posted on Friday, November 21st, 2014 in DIY, hacks by DP

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Steve Chamberlin of Big Mess o’ Wires has written up documentation on his awesome 68 Katy project,  a 68000 Linux on a solderless breadboard:

Here’s a look at the final version of the hardware. It took about a week to assemble and wire up all the parts on a solderless breadboard. The heart of the system is a Motorola 68008 CPU, a low-cost variant of the more common 68000, with fewer address pins and an 8-bit data bus. The CPU has 20 address pins, allowing for 1 MB of total address space. It’s paired with a 512K 8-bit SRAM, and a 512K Flash ROM (of which 480K is addressable – the remaining 32K is memory-mapped I/O devices).

Check out the video after the break.

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3 Responses to “68 Katy – 68000 Linux on a solderless breadboard”

  1. Slavik says:

    This is awesome! :D

  2. Slavik says:

    Yes, and he works much faster ! Cool stuf. And can you make same with 2 or more of this cpus? Or maybe faster 2-4 fasters cpus ? :D

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