kool, new board. nice.
i tried this at a linux board, myabe programmers would have a better idea about this kind of stuff.
i want try some embedded-like work. there are some kits that are designed to be played with, so you sold it together and program it (in c or assembly), but finding some of the good ones are hard(some sites need alot of orders or are very pricey).
the problem with them is that there old, they should be documented better but people cant answer the questions(it hard to find the right person). so i was thinking of talking a old 486 chip in a play-board.
take a basic stamp(oem complete module), id like to take ones of those and toss a 486 chip in there.
my question is how insane is this?
soldering a zillion wires isnt a problem. not knowing lot of whats going on wont bother me, i have time.
i was told that the 486(sx) has compatibility with the older chips so i wouldnt have to deal with real-mode right away, so im thinking it wont be that bad to work with. might be a good thing to learn with.
can any one see any problems with this? do you know of a board made for this? any advice?
yes, i know i can just get a 486, but thats cheating! im attempting to go old school.