Retro CPC Dongle – Part 1

The Amstrad CPC464 was the first computer that I ever owned. It blew me away that I could type stuff into a machine and make it do what I wanted. It had a high colour display and everything was built-in.  While I played my fair share of games, my real interest was hacking the OS and programming in assembly.  There is still an enormous amount of software and advice available in the forums and even today the CPC is still an interesting computer to hack. This project will regenerate an icon from the 80’s, but with a modern twist.  This isn’t another retro emulator project, this is a brand-new CPC complete with Bluetooth wireless joysticks, on-board solid state storage and HDMI compatibility, all in a form factor the size of a key fob. Continue reading

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