Apple I Replica Creation

Back to the Garage


  • Tom Owad, Macintosh Consultant and Vice President of Keystone MacCentral

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.
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Book information

  • Published: February 2005
  • Imprint: SYNGRESS
  • ISBN: 978-1-931836-40-1

Table of Contents

Part I Hardware Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Understanding the Apple I Chapter 3 The Processor Chapter 4 On The Bus: Memory, ROM and RAM Chapter 5 In, Out, and the 6821 Chapter 6 Interfacing video and keyboard Chapter 7 Building and Testing Chapter 8 Setting it all up Chapter 9 Choosing peripherals Chapter 10 Building a case Part II Programming Chapter 11 BASIC Chapter 12 Forth Chapter 13 Assembly Part III Additional Projects Chapter 14 Single-step Chapter 15 Reading sensors Chapter 16 Controlling lights Chapter 17 Controlling motors Chapter 18 LCD display