Started by DarkestEx, January 12, 2016, 08:14:50 PM
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Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on January 12, 2016, 11:39:15 PMSucks to hear man, although not to offend, I am not surprised, given what happened to OTCalc, LibreCalc and the many other similar projects on Cemetech, EPS and Omni. The only one that succeeded was the WP34s from the HP community, but even then, that one is basically a reflashed HP 35s with a keypad sticker people can place over the existing keypad. The problem is that it requires a lot of planning, and while Microcat seemed to be planned well, there was still the issue of funds that seems to have been missed out on, plus the changes that caused cost increases.I still think Microcat VM should live on, though, with Claw language. PICO-8 was fun to mess around with and it would be cool to have an alternative with different capabilities, and Claw could maybe be ported to color calculators such as the HP Prime (maybe a slower HP PPL version and a third-party firmware C version?)I hope you stick around on CW for non-Microcat/z80 project activities as well.
Quote from: Caleb Hansberry on January 13, 2016, 08:30:42 AMBummer.
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on January 15, 2016, 10:35:30 PMI don't think Claw needs to be complex. Axe 0.0.5 had like 25 commands, yet it was still very loved and popular. It sucks that so much money had to be spent on Microcat. I hope you keep the parts in case one day you can revive it as an hardware. Maybe when you turn 18+?
Quote from: DarkestEx on January 12, 2016, 08:14:50 PMHello everybody!After thinking about this step for some time, we come to the conclusion that we are not up to the task of finishing the project (currently?) We had big issues with production, couldn't find a factory, had issues with the PCB prototype and too few money to get it working.There will most likely not be a PCB version of it and we will not sell it or do a kickstarter. We have started another project that we think is simpler for us to make, easier to produce and a lot more fun, trust me The people who believed in the microcat and helped will still be awarded. If you have interest in our new project, you will still get your discount. I hold my promise!I can't talk about the new project yet, but it has something to do with Z80, that's said. And it is all DIP parts, no stupid .4mm pin pich (unlike the Microcat )The prototype will be finished and we will not let Claw die. It could still be handy for other projects. I hope I have not disapointed anybody too much and I feel sad too.Best wishes,Benedikt M. (DarkestEx) and Iwert H. (adekto)
Quote from: DarkestEx on January 16, 2016, 01:36:47 AMQuote from: DJ Omnimaga on January 15, 2016, 10:35:30 PMI don't think Claw needs to be complex. Axe 0.0.5 had like 25 commands, yet it was still very loved and popular. It sucks that so much money had to be spent on Microcat. I hope you keep the parts in case one day you can revive it as an hardware. Maybe when you turn 18+?Claw is a thing for it's own. It will be written in either assembler itself (a very easy stack based one), Claw high level language (preferrably) and the high level language with assembler snippets.Well nothing changes when I become 18. I am probably not going to work for quite some time. So the microcat wouldn't change either. Maybe at some point it could be revived. We will have to see.
Quote from: Ivoah on January 16, 2016, 02:20:46 AMSorry that you couldn't finish it the Microcat, but I'm excited to hear more about your z80 project!
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