This weblog is really written mostly for me to keep track of what I get up to, and what I come across elsewhere; in other words, the stuff that catches my imagination, day-to-day.
Born in mid 1964, by the time I was five, I was interested in electricity and, with the prompting of my father’s cousin from Melbourne, electronics.
Electronics quickly became almost all I could think about. Luckily I was growing up at a time when the microprocessor was just becoming mainstream. Having dreamt about making my own computer using discrete TTL I.C.s (a design was featured in the local electronics magazine “Electronics Australia”), affordable microprocessor-based designs came along just at the right time.
Through the late seventies and early eighties I made a number of computers based on the National Semiconductor SC/MP, Signetics 2650, Zilog Z-80 and Motorola 6502 and 68000 processors. Unfortunately, my family weren’t really into taking photos, so I don’t think I have a single image of any of these except the Z-80-based machine.