ZX81 kit (was Re: Keep or assemble???)

From: Glen Goodwin <acme_ent_at_bellsouth.net>
Date: Tue Sep 4 22:59:14 2001

> From: Cini, Richard <RCini_at_congressfinancial.com>

> I'm wondering, without creating flame bait, the pros and cons of
> keeping a computer kit versus assembling it?
> I have an unbuilt Sinclair ZX81 kit that I'm toying with assembling.

Build the ZX81 kit! I've done three of them and they're easy and fun (if
your soldering skills are good).

If you're planning on using the ZX81, remember: you don't *have* to build
it into its case (with its "unique" keyboard) and you can also leave the RF
modulator out and make an easy modification to provide high-quality video
to a modern TV with composite video in. It's also easy to increase the
onboard RAM from 1KB to 32KB. You wind up with a pretty fair Z80 system
with a decent BASIC, crisp video, access to the Z80 via the expansion port,
and adequate memory.

Let us know what you do!

Received on Tue Sep 04 2001 - 22:59:14 BST

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