6502 vs Atmel/AVR (Was:Looking for a kid friendly 6502 assembly language book)
Roberto G. Waltman
rgwaltman at warwick.net
Mon Sep 2 14:20:41 EDT 2019
*Not* answering your question ...
Unless you would like your son to use an Apple-II, or one of the many
8-bit classic computers based on the 6502, (Commodore, Acorn, etc.) why
not use the Arduino boards with Atmel AVR CPUs ?
The benefits of learning assembly for the 6502 or an AVR will be the
same, while using the Arduino/AVR will make available a plethora of
inexpensive CPU and expansion boards, (motor driver, for example,)
projects, active communities, etc.
Some resources, not necessarily 12 years old friendly:
On 9/2/2019 9:21 AM, corey cohen via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
I’m going to try to see if my 12 year old son might want to learn 6502
assembly. He knows some basic but I want him to learn how computers
really work which means he should learn assembly. All my assembly books
assume a lot and I figure 6502 is basic enough since he won’t have to
worry about memory segments and stuff like that.
The best guideline I can think of is... if it’s a book Evan can learn to
program in assembly on an Apple II, then it would be perfect for Ben to
learn. @Evan, I think you’ll agree here.
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