Make this my favourite Minstrel 3 ZX81 Compatible Computer PCB

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Retro Computers >> Sinclair >> Sinclair ZX81 >> Hardware >> Systems
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Seller location:
Tynemouth, United Kingdom
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R***t (0) £20.00 06/05/2022  11:00:00 1
S***L (6) £20.00 17/04/2022  21:23:29 1
S***L (6) £20.00 20/03/2022  15:19:11 1
R***i (9) £20.00 06/03/2022  22:18:01 1
q***1 (1) £20.00 26/10/2020  14:13:38 1
T***b (5) £20.00 07/10/2020  22:02:14 1
a***3 (1) £20.00 27/09/2020  17:53:09 1
g***r (1) £20.00 19/09/2020  16:33:01 1
G***k (12) £20.00 17/09/2020  05:07:24 1
m***9 (0) £20.00 03/09/2020  16:45:51 1
d***a (21) £40.00 30/08/2020  00:19:05 2
g***e (21) £40.00 14/08/2020  19:58:27 2
G***1 (2) £20.00 05/08/2020  16:10:18 1
a***0 (1) £20.00 03/08/2020  09:58:17 1
M***n (2) £40.00 31/01/2020  07:34:59 2
8***y (3) £20.00 08/12/2019  21:58:14 1
p***o (26) £20.00 28/11/2019  16:19:08 1
B***l (9) £20.00 28/11/2019  04:12:55 1
Feedback on this Item
PositivePositive S***L (6) All good, fast shipping, reliable seller. Definitely I'll buy again ☺️ 13/06/2022  17:44:32
PositivePositive S***L (6) All good, fast shipping, reliable seller. Definitely I'll buy again ☺️ 20/03/2022  16:55:23
PositivePositive g***e (21) Shipped quickly, bought a completed one from Tindie. Awesome little machine. Now to turn these into little laptops! 01/09/2020  17:05:30
PositivePositive a***0 (1) Excellent transaction, quality item! 07/04/2022  18:33:24
PositivePositive M***n (2) Fast shipping, excellent quality, A++ 05/02/2020  22:00:44
PositivePositive 8***y (3) Very good quality board. It worked like a champ. It's is perfectly laid out. The holes are the correct size to allow the solder to nicely flow. 05/01/2020  20:00:16
PositivePositive B***l (9) Great work! High quality PCB, fast shipment. 22/12/2019  21:55:43

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Description

This is the PCB to build a Tynemouth Software Minstrel Issue 3 computer. The Minstrel 3 is a Z80 base 8 bit computer which is a ZX81 / TS1000 compatible. It has 32K of RAM with high resolution graphics support, and improved composite video output where the orignal TV output would have been. 

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 build it as a standalone computer with a membrane stuck to a perspex baseplate or with the Minstrel keyboard (not included).

This auction is for a PCB only. The parts required are all through hole 0.1" pitch, and are all modern parts still in production. 74HC series logic is used giving the board a current consumption of around 60mA. It can be built with 74LS TTL chips (but not a mix of TTL and HC or any other logic series), the current consumption is then around 200mA.

Parts availability is a little tricky at the moment, so make sure to check the parts list (attached below) to ensure you can source all the parts required.

This is the last stock of the V3.5.3 boards.

More information on my blog:

http://blog.tynemouthsoftware.co.uk/2019/11/minstrel-issue-3-zx81-compatible-computer-kit.html

 

If you don't fancy trying to source all the parts, full kit versions of the Minstrel 2 and 3 with built in keyboards are available from The Future Was 8 bit.

https://www.thefuturewas8bit.com/shop/tynemouth-products.html

 

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  • Minstrel 3 ZX81 Compatible Computer PCB
  • Minstrel 3 ZX81 Compatible Computer PCB
  • Minstrel 3 ZX81 Compatible Computer PCB
  • Minstrel 3 ZX81 Compatible Computer PCB
  • Minstrel 3 ZX81 Compatible Computer PCB
  • Minstrel 3 ZX81 Compatible Computer PCB

Questions and Answers

  • Question: For earier versions LS chips are recomended HCT should work. For Minstrel 3 HC are recomended, LS can also be used. Will HCT work with Minstrel 3 as well?

    Posted by B***l (9) - 01/12/2019  16:39:22

    Answer: All HCT should work, but I haven't tested that. As long as they are all the same series it should be OK.

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