Make this my favourite Minstrel 2 ZX80 Compatible Computer PCB

Category:
Retro Computers >> Sinclair >> Sinclair ZX80 >> Hardware >> Systems
Listing type:
Fixed Price Multiple Items
Item Condition:
New
Seller location:
Tynemouth, United Kingdom
Ending in:
This listing is closed (05/11/2020)

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Fixed price:
£20.00
Shipping Costs:
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Payment methods:
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Item Number : 39922

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Description

This is the PCB to build a Tynemouth Software Minstrel Issue 2 computer. The Minstrel 2 is a Z80 based 8 bit computer which is a clone of the original ZX80. It sticks to the original design, the only changes being 16K of RAM and a composite video output with a backporch signal that was missing on the ZX80 and early ZX81s. It can run the original ZX80 4K BASIC or the later upgrade 8K BASIC.

Note it follows the ZX80 design, so although it can run ZX81 software with the 8K BASIC, it lacks the fast/slow mode of the ZX81 so cannot run any ZX81 software which requires this (including most games). If you want full ZX81 compatibility, see the Minstrel 3.

The PCB is the same form factor as the ZX81, so can fit in an original ZX81 case and use the original (or a modern replacement) membrane. (note the video out connector is in a different place on the TS1000, so those cases are not suitable withtout modification) You can also built it as a standalone computer with a membrane stuck to a perspex baseplate.

This auction is for a PCB and a printed guide with parts list and schematic only. The parts required are all through hole 0.1" pitch, and are all modern parts still in production.

These boards are the V2.8 PCBs, in blue.

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  • Minstrel 2 ZX80 Compatible Computer PCB
  • Minstrel 2 ZX80 Compatible Computer PCB
  • Minstrel 2 ZX80 Compatible Computer PCB
  • Minstrel 2 ZX80 Compatible Computer PCB
  • Minstrel 2 ZX80 Compatible Computer PCB
  • Minstrel 2 ZX80 Compatible Computer PCB
  • Minstrel 2 ZX80 Compatible Computer PCB

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Shipping and Payment

Item Location:
Tynemouth, United Kingdom
Shipping conditions:
Buyer pays shipping expenses
Shipment fee:
  • To United Kingdom :
  • First Class Post : £2.00 For initial item, £0.50 Per additional item
  • To EU :
  • Airmail Post : £3.00 For initial item, £1.00 Per additional item
  • To Rest of World :
  • Airmail Post : £6.00 For initial item, £1.50 Per additional item
  • To USA :
  • Airmail Post : £6.00 For initial item, £1.50 Per additional item
Shipment terms:
The PCB and manual are sent first class large letter. Untracked letter post is the only option available at the moment.
Payment methods:
Paypal

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