FPGABee is a hardware emulation of a Microbee - the classic Aussie home computer of the 80's!


The Microbee is an Australian made home computer that was popular in the 1980's.

An FPGA or field programmable gate array is "an integrated circuit designed to be configured by a customer or a designer after manufacturing". An FPGA lets a user design custom digital electronic circuits on a PC and download the design to the FPGA chip.

FPGABee replicates the digital circuitry of a Microbee and can run original Microbee software without modification.

As a teenager I developed and sold Microbee games, so when I decided to teach myself about FPGA's recreating a Microbee seemed the obvious choice.

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