Starchip Designs

Starchip Designs

United Kingdom
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 - Men’s Premium T-Shirt
40 years of the Apple II computer - Women's Polycotton T-Shirt
40 years of the Apple II computer - Men’s Premium T-Shirt
40 years of the Apple II computer - Men’s Premium T-Shirt
40 years of the Apple II computer - Men’s Premium T-Shirt
40 years of the Apple II computer - Men’s Premium T-Shirt
Remembering the 6502 (Processor & Instructions) #2 - Panoramic Mug
Remembering the 6502 (Processor & Instructions) #1 - Panoramic Mug
Remembering the Z80 (Processor & Instructions) #2 - Panoramic Mug
Remembering the Z80 (Processor & Instructions) #1 - Panoramic Mug
Remembering the Z80 (Processor & Instruction Set) - Women’s Premium T-Shirt
Remembering the 6502 (Processor & Instruction Set) - Women's T-Shirt
Remembering the 6502 (Processor & Instruction Set) - Men’s Premium T-Shirt
Remembering the Z80 (Processor & Instruction Set) - Women’s Premium T-Shirt
Z80 vs 6502 / Which side were you on? - Mug
Z80 vs 6502 / Which side were you on? - Men’s Premium T-Shirt
Merry Christmas T-Shirt (Red Neon Sign Style) - Men's T-Shirt
There's your problem (messy wires) - Mug
Happy Holidays T-Shirt (with a border of vintage 1 - Men’s Premium T-Shirt
Happy New Year T-Shirt (with a border of vintage 1 - Men’s Premium T-Shirt
Merry Christmas T-Shirt (with 1970s tree light bul - Men's T-Shirt
741 Op-Amp and 555 Timer The Old Days Mug - Mug
Pumpkin Head Lantern Mug - Mug
Pumpkin Head Lantern T-Shirt - Women's T-Shirt
741 Classic Op-Amp T-Shirt - Men’s Premium T-Shirt
1MHz is all it needed T-shirt (C64 6510 CPU) - Men’s Premium T-Shirt
555 Timer Chip T-Shirt - Men’s Premium T-Shirt
Complex Interface Adapter T-Shirt (Chip from C64) - Men’s Premium T-Shirt
SID Rules T-Shirt (C64 Sound Chip) - Men’s Premium T-Shirt
Pumpkin T-Shirt - Women's T-Shirt