When people say that they’ve built their own computer, what they really mean is that they’ve taken an off-the-shelf CPU, plugged it into a motherboard, added the extra peripherals, and then hit the “on” button. This isn’t really building a computer so much as it is assembling a computer.

In this DIY Hacking series, we will actually build a computer based around the Z80 CPU. In the process, we’ll learn how it works and how to program it!”