The N8VEM booted for the first time today! I got the last couple components in from DigiKey, and was able to get it running during lunchtime.
The only thing that isn’t working is the power LED. I probably put it in backwards, and my attempt to reverse it didn’t work out. Not critical though - I can live without it. The computer itself is working great, including my freshly burned EPROM.
Now I need to start on the backplane and bus monitor boards - need to order some more parts!
(Yes, I do have a better power supply arrangement on order - this is just something I cobbled together to test with.)
Test Prototype Monitor Ready
CP/M-80 VERSION 2.2C FOR THE TEST PROTOTYPE COMPUTER
F: PIP COM : ASM COM : STAT COM : DDT COM
F: DUMP ASM : DUMP COM : SUBMIT COM : XSUB COM
F: ED COM : LOAD COM : DEBLOCK ASM : RTC COM
F: VDE263 COM : VINST263 COM : R COM : BBCBASIC COM
F: W COM : WSMSGS OVR : WSOVLY1 OVR : WSU COM
F: WINSTALL COM : PRINT TST : NEWRCB ASM : WS INS
F: MBASIC COM : XM50LB3 HEX : XM50LB3 COM : XM COM
F: WS COM : BASCOM COM : BASCOM HLP : BASLIB REL
F: BCLOAD : BRUN COM : L80 COM : UNLOAD COM
BASIC-80 Rev. 5.21
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