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Minstrel 3 'Final Edition' - Build your own ZX81

Product Review (submitted on 7 October 2020):
Well what can I say about the Minstrel 3! What I can say is that this little micro from start to finish is absolutely fun. These guys have though of everything, from the packaging to the build itself. The kit comes with all the IC's laid out in order, which makes putting all this together a breeze. To be honest, the only time I even looked at the instructions was for the value of the resistors(I probably could have used the multimeter!). From the video output(The clarity is amazing!) to the keyboard(IMHO the keyboard is way better than the ZX81's!) is fantastic. A must have is the ZXpand, it's another
piece of kit that makes the Minstrel 3 even more fun to use. I come with its own bespoke ROM, and the commands to use it don't take long to learn. If I could give this product a million stars I would, because it definetely deserves it! ;)