As real computer is not a real computer without a real time clock, the Steckschwein is no exception here. As we know, we use the Maxim DS1306 RTC, which is a very common RTC which comes as DIP IC and has an SPI interface. And of course it supports battery backup in various configurations. And this is where things get interesting. Apart from timekeeping, the DS1306 also has 96 bytes of battery buffered RAM.
VCFe 20.0 is over, all of a sudden, and we had lots of fun as always. Many thanks to everyone stopping by at our table, especially to those who voted for us at the poll. We got the fo(u)rth place. Special thanks to Michael Steil, Andre Fachat und Marco Baye for hanging and hacking with us. Very special thanks to Andre Fachat for his inpromptu 6502 talk right before our turn.
Das VCFe steht wieder vor der Tür. Am kommenden Wochenende, also vom 27.4. bis 28.4., findet das Vintage Computer Festival Europe in München statt. Das diesjährige Motto ist “Pixelritter - Programmieren am Limit”. Und auch auf dem Steckschwein werden wir Pixel zeigen, teilweise am Limit programmiert. Veranstaltungsort ist das Kulturzentrum Trudering Wasserburger Landstrasse 32 81825 München
Make Munich 2019 was awesome. Thanks to everyone who helped making this great event possible. Again, we are stunned by how much positive feedback we got from so many people. Thank you all!! Also, like in 2016, our booth was partly turned by a lot of kids into the official Make Munich arcade. So we definitely need to write more games. And build more Steckschweins. Let the children play.
Check out our homebrew 65c02 8bit goodness including our brand new video/sound-hardware at the Make Munich fair. We’ll also have BASIC, Forth, a couple of games and candy. Our booth is in Hall 1, Booth Nr. 49, in the “Electronic Innovators”-Area. The did get that right, didn’t they?