The Electronics Australia EDUC-8 microcomputer
The EDUC-8 was one of the first build-it-yourself microcomputers, designed by Jim Rowe and published in Electronics Australia 1974-1975. It is an 8-bit machine with 256 bytes of memory, all constructed using 7400 series TTL.
The prototype machine pictured above (left) is at the ACMS. The other machine (right) is at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. Thankyou to both of these organisations for the pictures.
I have written an EDUC-8 architecture description.
- ACMS WA has a copy of the book containing the consolidated construction articles
- Electronics Australia magazine has become Silicon Chip and will sell reprints of the original articles
- Jim Rowe is on the staff of Silicon Chip
- Garry Page's EDUC-8 Construction blog
- Steven Pietrobon's EDUC-8 Construction blog
- EDUC-8 architecture as a Docbook file (XML file, 37k, probably best to do a Save Link here)
- EDUC-8 emulator V1.0.1 for Windows, including source (GPL) (ZIP file, 56k)