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Thread: Web finding: 8088 Mini-PC (xi-8088) by Sergey Kiselev

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    Default Web finding: 8088 Mini-PC (xi-8088) by Sergey Kiselev

    Hello, there is an interesting home made PC project.

    See

    http://www.malinov.com/Home/sergeys-projects/xi-8088

    https://github.com/skiselev/micro_8088

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    This has been discussed here for many years; some people here (me included) have built it. It's a nice project and a good way to learn about old hardware.
    I/O, I/O,
    It's off to disk I go,
    With a bit and a byte
    And a read and a write,
    I/O, I/O

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    Xi 8088 is an IBM PC/XT compatible processor board in ISA board form factor. It offers several enhancements over the standard IBM PC/XT, such as support of PS/2 keyboard and mouse and built-in real time clock with NVRAM (also known as CMOS setup memory).
    In other words: it's more like PS/2 Model 30 (or 25), than XT.

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    Sergey was an exhibitor at VCF Pacific Northwest back in February. We had a lot of great exhibitors so it's not fair to say that Sergey stole the show, but his exhibit was definitely popular.

    (This is yet another reason to try to make it to the local retro-computing events if you can.)

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    Ohhh why was I born on a convict island... :/
    Bobby.

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    I have visited Sydney twice in the past few years. The convicts are pretty well behaved. However, the bin-chickens are a bit of problem ...

    If you are curious I'll tell you how to organize a VCF event.

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    I'd love to see some pictures of this project for anyone who has built it!

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    Mine is unfortunately in a storage box; but here's someone else's build log:
    http://www.smbaker.com/building-an-xi-8088-pc
    I did not build all the parts that he did, just the main SBC. I bought a backplane from ebay, and used regular I/O card and VGA card.
    I/O, I/O,
    It's off to disk I go,
    With a bit and a byte
    And a read and a write,
    I/O, I/O

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    Speaking of mini-PCs, whatever happened to Valentin's 8052-based XT emulator project? I thought it was pretty clever.

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    He has moved onto other projects: https://www.fleasystems.com/

    I have one of the original Flea XT boards, with an expansion chassis so I can use ISA cards. It's quite trippy, but it's also pretty much a one-off at this point ...

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