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facattack
April 12th, 2016, 11:30 PM
Are these machines similar?

Tor
April 13th, 2016, 12:22 AM
Altair: Intel 8080 CPU
ELF: RCA 1802 CPU
Those CPUs are totally different.. and that's just the beginning.

glitch
April 13th, 2016, 04:33 AM
Only in that they were hobbyist-assembled and used switches for input.

Christoffer
April 13th, 2016, 01:46 PM
I believe the 1802 architecture is very far from the 8080 /8085. Actually, I think it's very far from pretty much any other processor.

Tor
April 13th, 2016, 04:28 PM
I believe the 1802 architecture is very far from the 8080 /8085. Actually, I think it's very far from pretty much any other processor. .. but an interesting one nevertheless. I'm pondering building the 'Membership Card' COSMAC ELF-in-an-Altoids-tin. Switches and lights but nearly no current draw with lights off.

Christoffer
April 14th, 2016, 05:04 AM
.. but an interesting one nevertheless. I'm pondering building the 'Membership Card' COSMAC ELF-in-an-Altoids-tin. Switches and lights but nearly no current draw with lights off.

Definitely! The combination would be interesting as well- an s100 1802 card?