Apple I Replica Creation: Back to the Garage by Tom Owad, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Apple I Replica Creation: Back to the Garage

Apple I Replica Creation: Back to the Garage

by Tom Owad
     
 

The perfect book for computer hobbyists, Apple I Replica Creation: Back to the Garage is sure to equally appeal both to kids with gift certificates looking for fun on a snowy January day as well as to adults eager to learn the basics of simple microcomputer design. The book will begin by teaching readers the basics of computer processing by discussing the

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The perfect book for computer hobbyists, Apple I Replica Creation: Back to the Garage is sure to equally appeal both to kids with gift certificates looking for fun on a snowy January day as well as to adults eager to learn the basics of simple microcomputer design. The book will begin by teaching readers the basics of computer processing by discussing the functionality of the 9 chip on the Apple I motherboard. From there, readers will be taught the basics of memory access and video input and output. Readers then learn how to assemble the various hardware components into a fully functioning Apple I replica. Finally, readers will learn how to write their own applications to take run on their new/old computer.

*Written by the webmaster of AppleFritter.com, which is the most popular Mac hobbyist Web site on the internet with over 10,000 visitors a day.

*Interest in vintage Apple I Computers is extremely high, with original machines selling for as much as $50,000.

*The only modern-day book to address general microcomputer design from a hobbyist perspective

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Ever wonder how we got here? To a world of DVD- and 64-bit-graphics-equipped 3.2 GHz Pentium 4s, that is? Steve Wozniak’s legendary Apple I blazed the trail. In the 1970s, Woz invented elegant solutions to many of the obstacles facing those crazy enough to want “home” computers. Now you can follow his footsteps by building (and/or programming) your own Apple I. This book makes it fascinating -- and almost, if not quite, easy.

Tom Awad walks you through every step, from understanding basic digital logic to finding parts, breadboarding, and soldering -- even creating your own schematics (the software’s included). Once it’s working, he introduces programming -- with both Apple BASIC and assembler. Along the way, you’ll pick up skills you can use in any electronics project -- and a deep understanding of how computers work. Bill Camarda, from the April 2005 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931836401
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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