Collapse OS

Bootstrap post-collapse technology

Winter is coming and Collapse OS aims to soften the blow. It is a z80 kernel and a collection of programs, tools and documentation that allows you to assemble an OS that can:

  1. Run on an extremely minimal and improvised architecture.
  2. Communicate through a improvised serial interface linked to some kind of improvised terminal.
  3. Edit text files.
  4. Compile assembler source files for a wide range of MCUs and CPUs.
  5. Write files to a wide range of flash ICs and MCUs.
  6. Access data storage from improvised systems.
  7. Replicate itself.

Additionally, the goal of this project is to be as self-contained as possible. With a copy of this project, a capable and creative person should be able to manage to build and install Collapse OS without external resources (i.e. internet) on a machine of her design, built from scavenged parts with low-tech tools.


The project lives on github and is progressing well! Highlights:

Try it out

See documentation for instructions.