Recreating the Vega +

If you don’t know about the Vega + then consider yourself lucky, and maybe look on YouTube for one of the many videos detailing the absolute nightmare the Kickstarter turned into.

As for me, I didn’t support the initiative, but when I saw some Vega+ shells being sold in a Spectrum Facebook group, my interest piqued. I figured I might as well purchase a couple and see if I could breathe some life into them.

For the build’s foundation, I’m probably going to use the latest Raspberry Pi Pico bare metal emulator, available at However, consider this guide as being under continuous refinement until I either successfully develop a functional model or surrender in despair.