MiniPET 40/80 - Standalone Computer KIT
- Product Review (submitted on 10 November 2021):
This is a beautiful kit. It looks as good in reality as on the pictures. It is well thought out and kitted very well. The components are attached to the anti-static foam the same way as they are on the board. The booklet, which is imitating the ring binder Commodore style manuals, like from the C64, is beautiful and very informative. Actually, there is everything important for assembly explained.
The key caps are a paper print on a plastic body with a transparent cover. It is required to have a sharp knife (scalpel, Exacto knife) and a steel ruler for cutting them. There are four prints, so even if you screw up one or the other label, there are enough replacements.
The required skills are, well, I would say, if yu feel safe soldering through hole assemblies, you can do this as well.
What I would wish to have in future revisions:
1. The DIP-Switch should be accessible without unscrewing the cover plate.
2. own option ROM images should be loadable (i know, that is is not easy).
Other than that, this is a perfect product. I like mine a lot!