I left 6502.org, the site devoted to the 6502, because the owners/moderators (Mike Naberezny and Garth Wilson) allowed a commercial advertisement, completely 6502 off-topic, for the OberonStation. I regret that I bought the Oberonstation following this advert.
The questionable product, OberonStation is advertised, but is not to be critically discussed on their forum. After finding out about my experiences as documented in this blog, which I did not publish on 6502.org though, Mike asked me to ‘Please take your discussion off the forum’ instead of removing the advertisement. So I did leave and took most of my recent topics off and I left!
See here the email discussion that led me to try to delete my account, and why I started removing my topics as I thought was ordered to do…
Here the OberonStation story, an ugly tale.
Victor Yurkovsky a.k.a. Enso, developed an FPGA based board, called OberonStation, in cooperation with Paul Reed, which is supposed to run Project Oberon.
It does work, but in a very mediocre and unreliable way. And Victor gives no warranty or aftersales service nor a real refund for this poorly designed and badly manufactured product.
This is the product I received: see the damaged connector in the left top.
My advice: do not buy it and work with the excellent and free emulators! Read More
Keith Howell kindly gave me ocr’ed versions of the Elektuur Junior books.
All four dutch, al four English and he is working on the spanish books.
You can find the documents on the Elektuur Junior page.
Found this website on a search for parts, its a 65sc02 kit much like the Microprofessor 1
http://www.kswichit.com/6502/6502.html. Well documented!
Kits are for sale on ebay.
The author, Wichit Sirichote, has designed a whole range of these kits for Z80, 8080, 6802 etc.
Worth a look.
Aart Bik has started to publish a series if tutorials on programming the (Micro-)KIM on his blog.
Here you will find the collection of publications by the KIM Gebruikersclub, called the KIM Kenner, later 6502 Kenner and at last uPKENNER.
Note that the PDF’s here are in black and white, right order and orientation, from corrected images, without irrelevant pages such as memberlist and non-6502 ads, missing pages added, lower quality rescanned and doubles removed. Contents added by hand!
The August 1975 Cross Assembler manual MOS Technology has been added to the KIM-1 page.
This manual describes the instruction format, directives and how to use the MOS Technology cross assemblers available on the G. E. Timesharing system.
I have spent the last two months updating the DOS65 pages.
The KGN (KIM Gebruikers CLub Nederland) was founded in 1977 and published and organized meetings until 1995.
On this page you can read the first publication, the legal Foundation creation and the last ‘bye bye’ in the magazine.
A recent acquisition delivered me a system, in excellent visual condition with
- KIM-1 rev B ceramic white CPU and 6530, grey 6530
- ASCII display
- ASCII keyboard
- Brutech 4K RAM
Now the KIM-1 has no secrets for me, this is a beautiful example with these withe IC’s
The Brutech 4K RAM card just fits on the expansion connector, I have seen these cards before in the 70ties!
The ASCII display card, about the same size as the KIM-1 is unknown to me, the only information is ASCII Display TTY compatible v.s. 13 .
No documentation but some properties can be deducted from the IC’s on the board. It is without doubt a simple TYTY replacement serial ASCII display terminal.
There is a video output on the bottom right, serial input/output on the left connector and on the left connector one can attach a ASCII parallel keyboard (see below, it is in the package). Read More