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As an educational project I could do purely in software, I decided to make a toy OS for an AVR microcontroller from scratch.

I wanted a cutesy name so I chose KittyOS and made the logo. Unsurprisingly, I’m not the first to use the name and found which is actually a very interesting surprisingly related project where someone wrote a retrocomputer emulator to run on a Atmega644.

This is by far the longest write up I’ve done. I wrote it as I was going through the process, with additions after the fact. To get most of the meat without going into the weeds on the particular struggles I faced, I recommend skipping between the Intro, Setting Up Task Switching, and the last few sections starting with Boot Loading.”

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