I started off with a new prototype, 68008 single board computer, which has PIC bootloader (18f4450), and 128k static RAM.
68008 is a 68k CPU variant which only has 8-bit data bus.
It is nearly complete except a few address bus wires.
But I wanted to relax a little there is no need for a race…
So I built a new 5×5 matrix, using the 16f1824 PCB as well 74hc595 for display drive and FDV301 digital MOSFETs. Over the years I researched this is the best way to drive LED displays, the MOSFETs ensure the brightness can be absolutely even.
Last not least I started another wordpress blog, self hosted, due to the Dale Farm eviction in the UK.
STOP RISK, sell your car now and get an e-buggy research has shown most commutes happen within a 7-miles distance.