[vcf-midatlantic] AIM-65 Like Clone Project

systems_glitch systems.glitch at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 14:41:17 EST 2018

The ROM code is available online, as well as the extension ROMs. One can of
course bypass that by building something up on a 22/44 card and plugging
onto the expansion header. I usually start with a JMP 0 loop and work my
way up.


On Sat, Nov 10, 2018 at 10:52 PM Henry S. Courbis via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> Greetings and Salutations People Of The List:
> I hobbyist recently contacted me about a project they are considering which
> is a clone of the AIM-65.  However I'm mostly useless to help since I have
> little idea how the system works, or should work.  Sure I can help clone
> it, but that's the "simple" part.  Being able to check if it's working is
> kind of where the magic happens.  Putting parts on a board... not so much.
> For a starting point they have an old unit which doesn't work.  We found
> this link for schematics: http://www.originalwoodworks.com/aim65/
> They have checked the PSU and some obvious things like this, as well as
> replaced some of the standard ICs which were suspected to be troublesome.
> We don't have any ROM code to validate the ROMs to or to burn new ones.
> And we're both kind of in the dark as to how the system should even work,
> which is kind of the fun of this adventure.  If you can't break a toe and
> bruise a shin while stumbling around in the dark for the light switch, then
> what real fun is it?
> So anyone have any advice or feedback as to getting the system to at least
> want to seem alive, what known trouble ares there are, to yell at us for
> being silly geese, etc?  Please email us offlist (his email to CC: tld10091
> AT gmail.com).  Thanks!
> Henry S. Courbis
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