I'm at the point in the architecture bootstrap process where I'm debugging its first CPU emulator while also debugging its first assembler.
When something doesn't work right, tracking the bits all the way through is a tedious yet rewarding puzzle.
I have some of the CPU boards built (ALU, registers, etc.) and tested already, but as it's time to make them all work together in concert, I'm making sure the whole system works in emulation before designing any more hardware.
Here's my early-1980's Workslate with all the leaky caps removed. I later cleaned up as much of the damage as I could and installed new caps, but it still won't boot up. So the next step is to dive deep to try to isolate the problem, with very little reference material out there to work from. Fingers crossed...
Also, I wonder if anyone's ever dumped the ROMs from this thing. That could be the start of a fun project.
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