Real Prototype Running Simple Program
EM - HardEmulationLab
Team: Ragul 0275 Jie Feng 0667
We have always been curious about how computer work at the silicon level and have wanted to make TTL breadboard computers before we pass on. This was a close attempt by building a Z80 carrier platform to simulate how computers work at the fundamental level.
What it does
You can write assembly and physically see it get consumed and processed by a Z80 and see each clock cycle trigger interrupts.
How we built it
Z80 + tons of wires + tons of code
Challenges we ran into
Hardware debugging in a hackathon environment is quite tough. Wires often don't make good electrical contact
Accomplishments that we're proud of
It actually works!
What we learned
Z80 Instruction Set and Timing Stuff correction among different types of cmos
What's next for HardEmulationLab