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MiniPET 40/80 - Standalone Computer KIT

MiniPET 40/80 - Standalone Computer KIT
£299.99

Availability: In stock

MiniPET 40/80 Standalone Computer Kit - PRE-ORDER (Batch 2)
Includes PSU & Perspex - Batch 2 shipping in 4-8 weeks. Pre orders are for available stock. EG. This listing is not unlimited, once allocation is full, that's it till batch 3.
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Mini PET 40/80


The Mini PET 40/80 is a 6502 based 8 bit single board computer kit with built in keyboard. Includes all the parts required to build a fully working stand alone computer, just supply a suitable TV or monitor (details below)


                    • 32K RAM, 2K Video RAM, 28K ROM (1 of 8 ROM sets)
                    • 1MHz 6502 Processor
                    • Commodore PET compatible
                    • 40 column or 80 column, 25 row monochrome video supporting various video outputs
                         o Composite video (PAL / NTSC) via RCA Phono jack (yellow AV plug)
                         o RGBI / CGA / MDA / Hercules via 9 way D
                         o PET 9” and 12” internal monitors
                    • All new, 0.1” pitch all through hole parts
                    • High quality turned pin sockets included for all ICs
                    • Real hardware with WDC modern equivalents of the 6502, 6520 and 6522 chips
                    • Microcontroller based CRT controller
                    • Built in keyboard with 77 Omron tactile switches
                         o Styled to match PET 2001 chiclet keyboard
                         o Compatible with Normal / Graphics keyboard
                         o Power, Reset, NMI and 40/80 column switches
                    • Spiral bound collector’s edition assembly manual
                         o Technical manual with full schematics available to download
                    • 4 Rear edge connector IO ports
                         o IEEE-488 (high speed parallel bus for SD2PET or other disk drives and printers)
                         o Userport (Commodore PET pinout, not VIC20/C64 compatible)
                         o 2x Datasette port (For SD2PET power, C2N, 1530, PET/VIC20/C64 compatible)
                    • Multiple ROM Options
                         o Custom Mini PET BASIC
                         o Commodore BASIC 1,2,4
                         o Built In File Browser (SD2PET & IEEE Drives)
                         o Built in self diagnostics
                    • Piezo sounder
                    • Perspex kit with baseplate, transparent top cover and all fixings
                    • Jumperless design, controlled by keyboard and DIP switches
                    • Single 9V DC supply with soft power on
                         o 9V DC power supply included (100-240V, UK/US/EU/AU plugs)
                    • Contains no green jelly

This is a self-assembly kit, some experience is required - this is not for the absolute beginner.

                    All being welll, the first batch of kits will might be supplied with one or more of the fantasic titles from the list below:
                    • 3D Monster Maze (the best game for the ZX81 comes to the PET)
                    • Cheese and Chive (the best game for the VIC20 comes to the PET)
                    • Something from Hewco (let’s see if Turbo Rascal can support the PET)
                    • Beans on Toast (a new game from Dave comes to the PET)

Limited numbers of fully assembled and tested units are available here.

A version of the Mini PET 40/80(D) specifically designed for installation inside a Commodore PET will be available shortly – You'll find the MiniPET 40/80D here. This is a drop in replacement for a faulty board, an upgrade to an earlier unit, or a daily driver while the original board is preserved in working order.

*** Below you'll find videos for the previous version of the MiniPET ***

Me building the previous MiniPet Jul 2020

8Bit Guy Checking out another MiniPET back in 2020

And Mr Look Mum No Computer doing what he does best :D

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