Why build a 6502?

The MOS 6502 microprocessor is legendary in the industry for having helped launch the personal computer revolution. Its design delivered ground-breaking performance for the price, and made possible such iconic home computers and gaming systems as the Apple II, the Commodore 64, the VIC 20, the Atari 2600 and the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). As a result, millions of people’s first experience with a computer of any kind was with one powered by the innovative 6502.

For many enthusiasts, understanding the inner workings of pioneering devices like the 6502 is a long-held dream; and an opportunity to gain a unique perspective into the fundamental principles of CPU design. There is a growing community of enthusiasts around the world who have devoted themselves to making CPUs of various descriptions. The C74-6502 is one such example.

See Examples Of Homemade CPUs

See An Online Model of the 6502