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Bill’s homebrew CPU – “Magic-1 is a homebuilt minicomputer. It doesn’t use an off-the-shelf microprocessor, but rather has a custom CPU made out of 74 Series TTL chips. Altogether there are more than 200 chips in Magic-1 connected together with thousands of individually wrapped wires. And, it works. Not only the hardware, but there’s also a full ANSI C compiler for Magic-1 (retargeted LCC), and a rudimentary homebrew operating system.” -[via] Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. Dolomite says:

    But does it play DOOM?

  2. c0redump says:

    It doesn’t play DOOM, but it does play the Colossal Cavern Adventure.

    I believe that this machine won Best In Show at the 8th Vintage Computer Festival.