Last weeks there are new developments around the RetroChallenge. Mark Sherman restart the RetroChallenge with succes. http://mwsherman.com/RCR/2020/04/ So we can do our job again.
Now it begin.
In the year 1999 i follow a course at [Dirken opleidingen], a technical education institute located at Arnhem, the Netherlands. This course was a part of mine change in work area. Before this course I was working in the greenhouse industri as a grower / owner of a greenhouse complex in Westland, the Netherlands. I sold my greenhouse and have done a 1 year technical education at [Dirksen opleiding] to become a technical service enginer. After this course a become a job as service enginer in the greenhouse computer installations.
But during this year of courses I also do the course [Microcomputer] and [Microcomputer interface technics]. For this course we use a singelboard computer to learn assembly programming and to understand the microprocessor technics. This singel board computer was the Microprofessor-1b. About the MPF-1b, and how to program this I will work in thes RCR2020/04.
The MPF-1b is a singelboard computer build around the Z80 microprocessor. It is build around 1981 in England by the company MultiTech Industrial Corp, now Flite, but the MPF-1b is still in production and available: http://flite.web-feet.co.uk/micro-controllers
On internet is also a lot of information available about the MPF-1b, http://electrickery.xs4all.nl/comp/mpf1/