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MOnSter 6502 - Prototype sized MOS 6502 Microprocessor

Published 17 November 2017

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The really exciting thing about retro computing is the interesting and occasionally zany maker projects people get up to. The MOnSter 6502 is a case in point. The legendary MOS 6502 microprocessor is one the great microcomputer chips of all time. It is one thing to reproduce the chip and a totally different experience to making an life-sized prototype on a motherboard. If you are not aware of the microcomputers that were built around the 6502 then you should make yourself aware of them.

The exciting thing about retro computing is the interesting and occasionally zany maker projects people get up to. The MOnSter 6502 is a case in point. The legendary MOS 6502 is one the great microprocessors of all time. It is one thing to reproduce the chip and a totally alternative experience to building a SMD-sized prototype.

The project is hosted on the MOnSter 6502 website. The site is a bit sparse on image and video but the description is approachable for the novice and it gives an open perspective of the project itself.

Fun Fact: the lifesize version of the chip is slower than the original 1970s original.

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