• Did someone say retro?

    From Abbub@21:2/145 to All on Sat Jun 10 23:53:26 2023
    Well...okay, this *hardware* isn't retro. It's one of those little Agon Light 2 ez80 SBC widgets. The software I'm using to post this is actually CP/M 2.2, which is pretty frickin' retro. :)

    Just taking it for a little test drive with an ESP12 with Zimodem firmware. BBSing with Kermit! The future is now! :D

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  • From StormTrooper@21:2/108 to Abbub on Sun Jun 11 10:11:03 2023
    Light 2 ez80 SBC widgets. The software I'm using to post this is actually CP/M 2.2, which is pretty frickin' retro. :)


    Krammit... pretty spiffy...

    ST

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  • From Commodore Clifford@21:3/171 to Abbub on Sun Jun 11 15:29:20 2023
    On 10 Jun 23 23:53:26 Abbub wrote...

    Well...okay, this *hardware* isn't retro. It's one of those little
    Agon Light 2 ez80 SBC widgets. The software I'm using to post this
    is actually CP/M 2.2, which is pretty frickin' retro. :)

    Just taking it for a little test drive with an ESP12 with Zimodem
    firmware. BBSing with Kermit! The future is now! :D

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    To which Commodore Clifford replies...

    Amazing what they've come up with in the modern era, huh?

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  • From paulie420@21:2/150 to Abbub on Sun Jun 11 18:20:09 2023
    Well...okay, this *hardware* isn't retro. It's one of those little Agon Light 2 ez80 SBC widgets. The software I'm using to post this is actually CP/M 2.2, which is pretty frickin' retro. :)

    Just taking it for a little test drive with an ESP12 with Zimodem firmware. BBSing with Kermit! The future is now! :D

    Very nice - I've been hearing more and more about the Argon; Agon? Anyway; what are your thoughts - what else have you done with it as of yet?

    For the price, its a really intriguing SBC - I might wanna take a dive, too.



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  • From Abbub@21:2/145 to Commodore Clifford on Mon Jun 12 10:33:59 2023
    *** Quoting Commodore Clifford to Abbub dated 06-11-23 ***
    Amazing what they've come up with in the modern era, huh?

    Right? It's pretty slick. I suppose it's really 'pseudo-retro' because even though it's got a z80 acting as the CPU, the video processing is all handled by a (much more powerful) ESP32.

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  • From Abbub@21:2/145 to Paulie420 on Mon Jun 12 10:39:57 2023
    *** Quoting Paulie420 to Abbub dated 06-11-23 ***
    Very nice - I've been hearing more and more about the Argon; Agon?
    Anyway; what are your thoughts - what else have you done with it as of
    yet?

    So far I've mostly just been getting it set up. I've got it set up to boot into BBC BASIC, downloaded a few games for it just to check out the video/audio potential, and have been messing around with CP/M. CP/M is really what pushed me into the 'buy it' category. I have a C128 that *can* run CP/M, but not very well. I've considered messing trying to put together a Z80 S100 system or something, but that's getting into an area that's just a bit more primitive than where most of my interests lay.

    So far, the feeling I've been getting from the discord / forums I've seen is that they developers are really just getting to the point where they've figured out their development environment. It's still very much a work in progress, but for the money, I'd say for anyone interested in just tinkering, it's well worth the money. There seems to be a LOT of potential in it.

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  • From paulie420@21:2/150 to Abbub on Mon Jun 12 22:02:16 2023
    So far I've mostly just been getting it set up. I've got it set up to
    boot into BBC BASIC, downloaded a few games for it just to check out the video/audio potential, and have been messing around with CP/M. CP/M is really what pushed me into the 'buy it' category. I have a C128 that
    *can* run CP/M, but not very well. I've considered messing trying to put together a Z80 S100 system or something, but that's getting into an area that's just a bit more primitive than where most of my interests lay.

    Trust me, thats cool enough - I'd love to hear m0re about what you think about the SBC... please keep us informed; I think this board is really cool, especially because of the price - push me over the edge to make an order. :P



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  • From Atari8Guy@21:3/171 to Abbub on Sat Jun 17 12:22:32 2023
    CP/M 2.2 runs surprisingly well on a Fujinet. If you've got an 80 column display its even better. I've been running WordStar and Supercalc and
    it's pretty easy to learn.

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