by Chips4Makers

An open silicon microcontroller with a Z80, MOS6502, and M68K - start the open silicon revolution

View all updates Aug 22, 2018

The Retro-uC Campaign is Now Live!

Dear Retro-uC supporter,

I am delighted the moment has come and the Retro-uC campaign has launched. I hope you are as excited as I am. It took a little bit longer to straighten out the last development and production hurdles. But, with these out of the way, the only thing remaining to get Retro-uC ready for production is some final development work and your support for reaching the campaign’s funding target. During this time, the pledge levels have matured, so now alongside the Retro-uC hardware, development support is now included. Providing support through the development hub will guide you in your own open source chip development plans and allow you to become part of the driving force behind the open source chip community.

Don’t forget to spread the word so low-volume open source chips can become a reality!


Staf Verhaegen
Retro-uC developer and open (source) hardware enthusiast.

$4,034 raised

of $22,000 goal

18% Funded Time Expired
Oct 21 2018

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Thanks for supporting to get the open silicon movement started. You will be remembered until eternity!


Retro-uC Chip

The Retro-uC chip in a QFP package.



The Retro-uC on a board with Arduino Mega footprint and compatible I/O. USB is used to power the board and for programming it.


Retro-uC Breadboard

A Retro-uC mounted on a PCB that is breadboardable. The board is delivered with headers that make the board compatible with classic DIL chips. The headers are not mounted yet and need to be soldered manually.


Retro-uC ProtoPlus

The Retro-uC mounted on a Perf2+ style prototype board.


Retro-uC Fired Up Pack

A pack for the Retro-uC and open silicon believer to show their support. The pack contains the Retro-uC chip and one of each Retro-uC board. It will also give early access to the Chips4Makers developer board that will be set up after the Retro-uC chip has been taped out.


Retro-uC Chip Developer Pack

The Fired Up Pack with an additional Digilent FPGA board pre-loaded with Retro-uC source code and delivered early so you can start developing your own IC. The FPGA will be shipped the same time when the development hub will be opened, the Retro-uC Fired Up Pack will be shipped later.


Retro-uC Chip 5 Pack

5 Retro-uC chips.



Chips want to be free.

Staf Verhaegen

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