The KZ80's Future

News on the KZ80 front has been quiet, and for good reason: the new job hasn't given me the time I need to focus on it. Additionally, the cost of developing hardware is pretty high so I need to find a way to do it more cheaply. I think the way I'm going to do this is by verifying designs as RC2014 subsystems. Those subsystems are going to be, in order of precedence,

  1. the mainboard (CPU + ROM + RAM)
  2. the LCD dev board (basically, PIO + headers)
  3. the keyboard... board (PIO or two + headers)
  4. CF/SD module - I'd like this to be an IDE interface, like the CF drive I have now.

I don't have Eagle on OpenBSD, so I'm going to have to learn Kicad, and to be honest, I really don't want to do that. This might take a while. I have to not only learn a new UI [1] but also learn how to build library parts and then rebuild my collection of library parts. I'm sure it's for the best, but it's gonna take a long while.

[1]And one I've struggled with so so much in the past.

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