Building a Z80 microcomputer

When I was young, I learned computing using a variety of 8-bit microcomputers. Many of these used the Z80 CPU. For a long time, I’ve had it in the back of my mind to build my own Z80 microcomputer from scratch, and I’ve now started on this project. To get going, I ordered the Z80 and various support chips (SRAM, Flash […]

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Northern Colorado Mini Maker Faire

The Northern Colorado Mini Maker Faire is coming up on Oct 10 and 11 in Loveland. It’s a great event full of cool people, great making, fun activities, and interesting products. Come and see what making is all about! For more details, tickets, etc. see http://makerfairenoco.com/attend/. This year, FCCH will be hosting an interactive game in addition to our regular booth; […]

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Founders Plaque Installation Write-Up

FCCH member Stephen Warren recently designed and built a set of plaques to honor and thank our Founders. It pulls in many maker buzzwords: WS2812/NeoPixel LED strips, an ESP8266 WiFi SoC, the Arduino programming environment, a LASER cutter, a soldering iron, hot glue, heat-shrink tubing, a bandsaw, and a drill press. Find out more from the project write-up on github at https://github.com/fortcollinscreatorhub/founders-plaques.

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Our annual meeting is coming up

As part of the FCCH meeting, we will be holding our annual election of board members. Meeting time and location: 7PM Wed October 14th Fort Collins Creator Hub 406 N College Ave (door in parking lot at south of building) Fort Collins Co 805264 Any member may vote at the election, or by proxy vote. To vote by proxy, please […]

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Project: Leather knife sheath

Here are a couple pictures of Michael Churchill making a leather knife sheath at the Creator Hub. The first is of the cut leather, which he’s in the process of embossing before stitching together. The second is of a tool he uses to hold pieces of leather while he’s stitching them; a “third hand” if you will. Michael is visiting […]

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