I inherited a nice collection of integrated circuits from a place I used to work. This included 6502/8085/8086/8088 processors, timers, DMA controller, UARTs, memory and tons of 7400-series logic. I thought, why not see if I can build something useful from these parts, so here I am trying to recreate the original 8088 XT computer. I am not trying to recreate it exactly but a simplified but mostly compatible system. Come follow me on my journey trying to make this happen.