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New tutorial, Assembly #3: Multiply and divide

Jul 03, 2015

I was a little surprised to find the 1360 didn’t have any instructions for multiplication or division. I especially found this hard to believe because this is a scientific calculator. What the heck?

Lucky for me, this presented a perfect opportunity to write a couple simple assembly routines. Check out Assembly #3 Multiply and divide.

PC-1360 Tutorials

Jul 02, 2015

I started a little tutorial series, to document what I am learning about assemble language programming, and what I'm doing on the Sharp PC-1360 Pocket Computer. It's a nifty 8-bit computer from 1987, about the size of an iPhone 6 Plus. The tutorials so far are Assembly #1: Reverse a string, and Assembly #2 String compare. #2 but it isn't polished into tutorial style, but has the program listings.

Can send programs from Mac to PC-1360

Jun 25, 2015

I got my PC-1360 connected to my cassette interface, and I can now send BASIC and Assembly Language programs from my Mac to the 1360. Here's my first assembly language program, displays 3 bars on the display. Start small right? :) I connected a stereo (mono works too) patch cable from my headphone jack on my Mac to the earphone jack on the CE-126P. I had to turn the volume up on the Mac to close to max before the 1360 heard anything. 


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Tog vs Dino

Available in the Apple App Store.

In this retro blast from the past, relive the action of 80's style hand held games!

A caveman has to eat right? Besides, that big 'ol dinosaur isn't going to miss one or two eggs will she?

Play Tog, the daring Neanderthal as he dodges lava rocks and avoids getting his eggs stolen by pterodactyls flying overhead.

Get close, but not too close, and use Tog's trusty hatchet to knock Dino into dream land and bring her eggs back to Tog's cave. Dispatch a similar fate to the pterodactyls before they steal Tog's hard earned eggs, while he is away from his cave.

Copyright 2015, Lee Patterson