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