Octal 8-bit

This is my Raspberry Pi ZeroW with home-made neo-pixel HAT; constructed using M3 nuts and bolts, and a lollypop stick. Note the use of jumper shunts for discrete pin connections. The neo-pixel strips are arranged in two rows but are wired in sequence. They provide address and data indicators for my 8-bit Intel 8080 simulator […]

Take back Control.

A lesson in history. One of my first experiments with the Raspberry Pi was to establish a serial connection with a Palm Personal Digital Assistant and use its terminal program to access the Pi’s login shell at boot up. The PDA provides a screen to display text and a virtual keyboard or graffiti pad to […]

Virtual jam.

Before the lock-down, I had three monthly meet-ups that helped feed my greedy maker bug; the Stafford PiJam, Stafford Web Meetup and Birmingham Maker Monday.  My physical attendance at these events may have been curtailed but the virtual opportunities have in many ways compensated. On March 30th Maker Monday (@Maker_Monday) replaced their monthly pub gathering […]