40 years ago, the world first personal computer Apple-I borned in Silicon Valley.
Apple-I starts computers for everyone including kids!
When I'm 8 years, I met dreamy machine, MSX a descendant of that.
I invented the $15 simplest personal computer "IchigoJam" for all kids.
Ichigo is a strawberry and 15(Ichi Go) in Japanese.
3 Nov, we are holding a BASIC programming workshop for kids using IchigoJam:
First BASIC Programming on IchigoJam for Kids - PCN Silicon Valley | Meetup
Let's start programming at a young age!
There are many computers in our lives.
If you can program, you get a great power!
These IchigoJam works are made by kids
(from PCN Kids Programming Contest 2016 Summer)
IchigoJam is the simplest computer such as Apple-I.
It has RAM4KB, ROM32KB, BASIC interpreter, Video output, Keyboard input.
IchigoJam can build your self about less than 1 hour by the first solder.
"Let's Start Programming! How to build an IchigoJam, your first computer"
After building, let's start programming in BASIC
IchigoJam BASIC ver 1.2.1 by jig.jp OK LED1 OK LED0 OK LED1:WAIT30:LED0 OK
This is the first ever event in the Silicon Valley being held by the PCN<Programming Club Network> 3 members from Fukui, Japan.
Also, one of the organizers is a UC Berkeley Computer Science graduate working in Palo Alto.
Apple I - IchigoJam
|CPU||MOS 6502 @ 1MHz||NXP LPC1114 @ 48MHz|
|Graphics||40x24 Text||32x24 Text|
|Video output||NTSC composit||NTSC composit|
|Keyboard||external keyboard||PS/2 keyboard|
|Storage||external casette tape||Flash x 4 / external EEPROM|
("Framed Apple I Computer Aluminium schematic" of Apple-I" signed by Woz and me)
Date/Time: 3 Nov (Thursday) 7pm-9pm
Location: 2900 Lakeside Drive, Suite 270, Santa Clara, CA
Participants: any kids between 6-15 are welcome! Parents can watch or wait in the lobby.
What to bring? Nothing needed!
Please gather in the lobby by 7pm.