Guy's I am as happy as one can be and need to share this. (Nobody living around me could understand)
Finally I received a Ramblade from @Cluso99
it took a while, he was in the UK not down under.
What a beautiful piece of work, basically done years ago and obviously forgotten by the forum. Lot's of forum links do not work. So I start a new Thread to talk about it.
I hope @Cluso99
does not mind the attention, I did not ask for permission. But he basically still builds and sells them.
So the Ramblade is a wonderful little board with a P1 and 512 KByte external RAM. It has the size of a standard Matchbox. Like the bread board on a Parallax Demo Board.
Catalina supports the RAM, I think even PropGcc does, and ZiCog can use 64K (maybe more) to run a Z80 emulation and CP/M. This is just fun. A lot of fun. Way to much fun, I can't get the grin out of my face.
Microsoft Basic on a P1, Wordstar is running fine, and I might finally get COBOL85 running on a P1. I bow deep and will call him "The Great Cluso" once in a while, like @Heater
said. Just to spread the smile I have in my face.
Ok, I have to admit that you do not really have much pins left. Basically there are TWO pins left, for either full duplex serial or one pin PS2 keyboard and one pin monochrome TV/VGA.
But having CP/M on a Prop is simply cool and I can not understand why that got lost in the forums.
I just got it running today, so just testing things out, next goal is to get COBOLZ80 somehow into the CP/M drive.
Need to read more old threads,
I am just another Code Monkey
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