Category Archives: Cool Projects

The CoCo3FPGA Project!

At the 19th annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFEST! in Elgin, IL this past weekend (May 15-16, 2010), the guys at Cloud-9 had an FPGA board they were playing with, which was set up to act like a CoCo 3 (including support for GIME chip and BASIC and all that). In this video, they explain who is behind the project. It's fascinating!

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Full Motion Video on CoCo 3

At the 19th annual "Last" Chicago CoCoFEST! in Elgin, IL this past weekend (May 15-16, 2010), John Linville had a CoCo 3 playing full motion video with sound. It was a bare CoCo 3 with a Cloud-9 IDE drive interface (reading the data from a Compact Flash card, I think). This clip doesn't have the sound up (I did not know it had sound at the time) but I will post a better one with an interview later. He also has a 256-color mode version which uses the recently discovered 256-color composite video mode.