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Any interest in a PCjr CPU upgrade board?

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    #76
    Originally posted by MicroCoreLabs View Post
    I have listed the next batch of five MCL86jr boards on Ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/154425005735

    I listed them for $1,000 so VCF members could get the first shot at them before someone else gets them.

    If you offer $90 then I will accept!

    Thanks!
    ​​​​​​​-Ted
    Bid made. Thanks for offering a new batch!

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      #77
      Originally posted by MicroCoreLabs View Post
      I have listed the next batch of five MCL86jr boards on Ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/154425005735

      I listed them for $1,000 so VCF members could get the first shot at them before someone else gets them.

      If you offer $90 then I will accept!

      Thanks!
      ​​​​​​​-Ted
      Man, I wish something like this were available for my Tandy 1000 EX and HX systems. I've upgraded them to V20 but this would be way better!

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        #78
        Well, it is available in a sense. All of the project files are on GitHub, so someone could easily port this design to support the Tandy. My understanding is that the differences are just in a mapping of expanded memory which is slightly different than the IBM XT.

        I wish I could build a board to support the Tandy, but there are just so many projects I can tackle at a time!

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          #79
          I'm just discovering this thread, very nice project! I may be interested in trying to adapt the design to the Tandy. Just got an EX that I have been looking forward to playing with. Also have a bunch of ice40 fpgas I use for another project - although they definitely don't have enough RAM for 512k. Maybe I can use two of them.. in any case that will be added to the project queue.

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            #80
            The Spartan-6 I'm using doesn't have enough RAM either! So I'm using an external 512Kx8 SRAM.

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              #81
              Bid posted. I'm very excited at the prospects of my Jr getting an upgrade.

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