Starchip Designs

Starchip Designs

United States
My name is Alan, and I grew up tinkering with electronics, taking apart old radios and building audio amplifiers. I became interested in computers in the 80s, including the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amiga, and the original Mac based on the 68000 microprocessor. Electronics and programming became my career, so it seemed natural to focus on those subjects when I joined this website in 2012. In a way, I used this as a distraction for me, when my wife became ill. Tragically, she later died of breast cancer, leaving me to bring up our two children without her. I recently was 'diagnosed' as being autistic - I'm in my 40s, and didn't know for all these years. Finding that out has helped explain a few things, but doesn't really affect my day-to-day life. I'd be delighted if you could like / share / follow - it really means a lot to me. I am also happy to hear about suggestions for new images, or variations on existing ones. Twitter @starchipdesigns Facebook.com/starchipdesigns
Progress - Start-Up / Computing Power Graph - Men's Premium T-Shirt
Progress - Start-Up / Computing Power Graph
Progress - Start-Up / Computing Power Graph - Men's Premium T-Shirt
Progress - Start-Up / Computing Power Graph
Autism is... Autism is not... - Men's Premium T-Shirt
Autism is... Autism is not...
Autism is... Autism is not... - Men's Premium T-Shirt
Autism is... Autism is not...
The days of the 68000... when 8MHz was fast! - Men's Premium T-Shirt
The days of the 68000... when 8MHz was fast!
68000 Microprocessor - Men's Premium T-Shirt
68000 Microprocessor
Remembering the 68000 (Processor & Instructions) - Panoramic Mug
Remembering the 68000 (Processor & Instructions)
Remembering the 68000 (Processor & Instructions) - Panoramic Mug
Remembering the 68000 (Processor & Instructions)
40 years of the Apple II computer - Women’s Premium T-Shirt
40 years of the Apple II computer
40 years of the Apple II computer (White) - Men's Premium T-Shirt
40 years of the Apple II computer (White)
40 years of the Apple II computer (Black) - Men's Premium T-Shirt
40 years of the Apple II computer (Black)
40 years of the Apple II computer (Green) - Men's Premium T-Shirt
40 years of the Apple II computer (Green)
40 years of the Apple II computer (with 6502, Or.) - Panoramic Mug
40 years of the Apple II computer (with 6502, Or.)
Remembering the 6502 (Processor & Instructions) #2 - Panoramic Mug
Remembering the 6502 (Processor & Instructions) #2
Remembering the 6502 (Processor & Instructions) #1 - Panoramic Mug
Remembering the 6502 (Processor & Instructions) #1
Remembering the Z80 (Processor & Instructions) #2 - Panoramic Mug
Remembering the Z80 (Processor & Instructions) #2
Remembering the Z80 (Processor & Instructions) #1 - Panoramic Mug
Remembering the Z80 (Processor & Instructions) #1
Remembering the Z80 (Processor & Instruction Set) - Men's Premium T-Shirt
Remembering the Z80 (Processor & Instruction Set)
Remembering the Z80 (Processor & Instruction Set) - Men's Premium T-Shirt
Remembering the Z80 (Processor & Instruction Set)
Remembering the 6502 (Processor & Instruction Set) - Men's Premium T-Shirt
Remembering the 6502 (Processor & Instruction Set)
Remembering the 6502 (Processor & Instruction Set) - Men's Premium T-Shirt
Remembering the 6502 (Processor & Instruction Set)
Z80 vs 6502 / Which side were you on? - Coffee/Tea Mug
Z80 vs 6502 / Which side were you on?
Z80 vs 6502 / Which side were you on? - Men's Premium T-Shirt
Z80 vs 6502 / Which side were you on?
There's your problem (messy wiring) - Coffee/Tea Mug
There's your problem (messy wiring)
741 Op-Amp and 555 Timer Mug - Coffee/Tea Mug
741 Op-Amp and 555 Timer Mug
1MHz was sufficient T-shirt (C64 CPU Chip) - Men's Premium T-Shirt
1MHz was sufficient T-shirt (C64 CPU Chip)
Complex Interface Adapter T-Shirt (C64 CIA Chip) - Men's Premium T-Shirt
Complex Interface Adapter T-Shirt (C64 CIA Chip)
OLD FRIENDS 741 Op-Amp / 555 Timer Mug - Coffee/Tea Mug
OLD FRIENDS 741 Op-Amp / 555 Timer Mug
555 Timer Chip T-Shirt - Men's T-Shirt
555 Timer Chip T-Shirt
SID RULES T-Shirt (C64 Sound Chip) - Men's T-Shirt
SID RULES T-Shirt (C64 Sound Chip)
Pumpkin / Jack O'Lantern Mug (Double Sided) - Coffee/Tea Mug
Pumpkin / Jack O'Lantern Mug (Double Sided)
Pumpkin T-Shirt - Women’s Premium T-Shirt
Pumpkin T-Shirt