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I need a vacation from all this modern stuff and want to build something out of my parts box. No stone knives and bearskins this time, just a CPU and some memory on a board for starters.

And that's exactly the problem. It will be blind and deaf at the beginning, which will make testing it a little difficult. I also see no point in adding lots of components that I will only need for initial tests and never again after that.

The solution is so simple that it already worked for the Altair 8800: a VT52. Or a VT100.

These used to be huge and expensive, but nowadays you could just hook up something from a VGA monitor, some PC keyboard and all that held together by some little microcontroller. The microcontroller should be programmed and also have something like a MAX232 onboard to get true RS232 signals, but otherwise this should not be much of a problem.

Does anyone know where to get such a microcontroller set up as VT100? I have not found one yet, but I can't believe that they do not exist.

Edit: Speaking of stone knives and bearskins: I was thinking of 3d printing this[^] as a case.

Edit: Found this[^], but I would prefer not having to build it myself.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.

His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.


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