Monday, May 20, 2013

Welcome to R6500

Welcome to the R6500 blog. This is a blog about electronics in general and microcontrollers (MCU) in particular.
Why the R6500 name?
This is a follow-up of my AIM65 blog, same thematics, but spanish language.
The Rockwell AIM-65 is a classic computer from when computers were home built as kits. This was my first contact with computers so long ago back at school time.
Rockwell AIM65
The processor in  the AIM65 was the Rockwell R6502. A second source of the classic MOS 6502 of the 65xx family of processors. R6500 is, in fact, the family name of the Rockwell 65xx family of processors.
The 6502 processor was very popular at its time. It powered the Atari VCS 2600 the Apple II computer and the Commodore computer models VIC20 and Commodore 64.

My first owned computer was a Sinclair ZX81, but the second one was the VIC20. With the VIC20 i learned assembler and, in fact, created a 6502 assembler in Basic. From there i learned about resident programs and other computer hacks.

R6502 CPU

So that's it, the R6500 name of the blog is all about how it all started a long time ago.