This terminal increases the flexibility of computer home-control systems.
[author : Steve Ciarcia]
Part 1 covers the basic design considerations of an S-100 processor board based on Intel's 8088 microprocessor.
[author : Tom Cantrell]
For about $6 and one night's work, you can add this interface to your system.
[author : Steven Wexler]
This is a simple modification for any video display employing the MCM6571 character generator.
[author : John W Langer]
Part 2 helps you to complete the construction of the terminal and learn to use the built-in debugging features.
[author : Theron Wierenga]
A practical BASIC program can be used to explore the power and limitations of this new algorithm.
[author : G C Berresford, A M Rockett, and J C Stevenson]
This BASIC program helps the target shooter to calculate the complex path of bullets.
[author : Robert W Jenks]
Three selectable interrupt rates make the Texas Instruments 16-bit processor count time.
[author : Thomas G Morris Jr]
Here's a complete six-program package keep your budget records in order.
[author : Joseph J Roehrig]
With these notes you can move toward the eventual goal of getting this toy to talk under personal computer control.
[author : Michael A Rigsby]
Simple games help to express this method of solving problems with computers.
[author : Peter W Frey]
New rulings by the FCC will affect the use and manufacture of personal computers.
[author : Terry C Mahn]
Some kinds of threaded code are position and system independent.
[author : Terry Ritter and Gregory Walker]
Children should learn to compute in the same way they learn to talk.
[author : Seymour Papert]
BYTE is five years old this month, and we're taking the opportunity to discuss one of our favorite subjects: homebrewing. Much of the personal computer hardware sold today is already assembled; even so, many of our readers like to build or modify their own equipment, and even "homebrew" it from scratch. The cover photograph by Raoul Hackel, Stock Boston, shows some colorful wiring harnesses inside a computer chassis, a familiar sight to the intrepid do-it-yourselfer.
Theme articles in this issue include a build-it-yourself, low-cost, remote data-entry terminal (from Steve Ciarcia); exploring the TI Speak & Spell; a pennypincher's joystick interface; and the beginning of a multipart article on building an 8088 processor for the S-100 bus. Along with these are features on threaded code; FCC regulations and your personal computer; machine problem-solving; some tax hints for personal computer owners; and much more.
You've probably noticed that this issue of BYTE is on the large side. In fact, it's the biggest issue we've ever printed. The extra space allows us to bring you even more articles and features in this issue and in the coming months. . . . CM