RC2014 Classic II

£14.00£73.00

  • Z80 based modular computer
  • 32k RAM with BASIC and SCM
  • 6 pin FTDI compatible header
  • 8 slot RC2014 Standard Bus backplane
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Description

The RC2014 Classic II Z80 Computer Kit is the evolution of the original RC2014 Classic. It is a modular Z80 based retro computer kit which evokes the spirit of home computers in the late 70s and computer revolution of the early 80s. It is not a clone of anything specific, but there are suggestions of the ZX81, UK101, S100, Superboard II and Apple I in there.

Specification

  • Z80 CPU
  • 8k ROM with Microsoft BASIC and SCM Monitor ROM
  • 32k RAM
  • 7.3728 Mhz
  • 6 pin FTDI compatible header
  • Connect over TTL serial at 115,200bps
  • 8 slot backplane with 3 free slots
  • RC2014 Standard Bus for use with many RC2014 compatible modules
  • Power from FTDI cable or 5v barrel jack
  • Low profile (half height) module form factor

Classic vs Classic ][

The original RC2014 Classic was designed in 2014, and having sold over 1000 units, has been the most popular kit in the RC2014 lineup to date. Whilst it is a great kit, there are opportunities for improvement. The RC2014 Classic II Z80 computer kit uses a consistent module form factor for all modules, all oriented the same way around. The PCB layout is electrically and visually better, with a generous smattering of decoupling capacitors. It comes with a better assembly guide, and easier to follow schematics too!

Expansion

The core modules take up 5 out of the 8 slots on the backplane. This gives you 3 slots of expandability for things like a Digital I/O Module, or a Pi Zero Serial Terminal. If you want to take things to the next level, consider the CP/M Upgrade Kit to boost memory to 64k and add compact flash storage.

Kit Options

  • PCB Only (No backplane) – Just the CPU, ROM, RAM, Serial and Clock/Reset PCB
  • PCB Only (Inc backplane) – Full set of all 6 PCBs
  • Full Kit – All PCBs, headers, sockets, passive components, ICs and printed assembly guide

Documentation

Bill of materials

Additional information

Kit Level

PCB Only (No backplane), PCB Only (with backplane), Full kit

Include 5v USB CDC Adapter

Yes inlcude 5v USB CDC Adapter, No thanks

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