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uIEC vs. Breadboard

Posted on May 24, 2012 in Category: Blog - 0 Comments

As much as I like the idea of having the uIEC on-board, I think it might be quite fun and useful to add a mini breadboard so that you can add your own components and make your own peripheral. Let's say a new component comes out and you want to interface it with your C64. Just wire it up and modify the firmware and presto! A new device. I'm thinking people can share their project ideas and code with one another so that more options are available to everyone.

For example, you could hook up an FTDI chip and a USB connector and interface it to a modern computer. Or the next new interface on the market, whatever that may be. This just allows the Comet to be expanded into new uses without upgrading hardware.

Come to think of it, there's no apparent reason why you couldn't just add the uIEC to the breadboard!

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