The 6502 is a great first step in your learning journey and has proven value in education for over 4 decades. From Apple computers in classrooms to DIY breadboard kits, this pioneering Addressable Register-Instruction Set Architecture has been used to teach millions of learners worldwide. The 6502 microprocessor continues to be a cherished tool in the educational sphere, offering a tangible avenue for learners to delve into the intricacies of computing, thereby nurturing a generation of tech-savvy individuals. Through various products and resources, the knowledge and appreciation of this pioneering microprocessor are perpetuated, fostering a rich learning ecosystem for enthusiasts and scholars alike.
Below is WDC’s 6502 in Education presentation.
6502 Embedded Intelligence Technology for Sensing, Processing, Communication and Actuating.
On each of WDC’s SBC products, you may have noticed the “EIT” logo. WDC’s IC, Board, and IP products are all Embedded Intelligence Technology (EIT), meant to help you Sense, Process, Communicate, and Actuate (SPCA) the world around you.
6502 Educational Examples and Resources
The following links showcase 6502 projects and can provide ideas and resources for your educational needs.
- RP6502 Picocomputer – SBC using a 6502, 6522, SRAM, and 2x Raspi Pico boards. This platform is being used in Spring 2024 by Notre Dame to develop a class centered around developing video games in Python to run on a 6502-based system. Resources included YouTube videos, Github for source files, and a Tindie Store where you can buy boards and kits.