(First batch shipping NOW!)
A fully functional 6502 based computer, compatible with a Commodore PET 2001N-32 (3032/4032*).
One quarter of the size and the tenth of the power consumption!
40x25 text mode outputs to PAL/NTSC composite video or can drive PET 9" or 12" monitors
Full IEEE-488 port, User port and one datasette port (with a header for a second port)
Onboard piezo buzzer as found on later PETs.
32K RAM, 28K ROM, selectable BASIC 1/2/4 with support for normal or business** keyboard.
Uses all new, currently in production parts, including WDC 65C02S CPU and W65C21N/22N IO chips.
All parts are through hole for easy assembly. High quality turned pin sockets provided for all ICs.
Available as two self assembly kit options:
Kit A: Stand alone unit with 73 key tact switch normal / graphics keyboard. Optionally comes with TFW8b 9V main power supply.
Kit B: Replacement mainboard to fit in PET case, uses the PETs power supply, keyboard, monitor and internal datasette (if it had one). Comes with board to connect to PET power supply (5 pin or 9 pin) and a connector for an internal datasette (as drive ID 1 or 2). Suitable replacement for 2001/2001N/30xx/40xx PET cases, also 80xx and 80xx-SK but will still be 40 column output.
SD2PET SD card disk drive, the ideal companion to either kit. Fast loading of PRG files of D64/D80/D82 disk image files from SD card.
Photos show the prototype units, photos of the production unit to follow.
* This is based on 2001N PET technology, 40 column text/character graphics. It does not have the CRTC chip in later 12" monitor PETs.
** Most early PET software was designed for the normal/graphics keyboard (20 key keypad), so any titles which bypass the OS keyboard routines may not work correctly with the business keyboard (11 key keypad). It is possible to support a VIC20/C64 keyboard via an alternate ROM, but this is not recommended as some keys are missing or labelled differently.
CURRENTLY SHIPPING first batch. Version bumped to 1.42 MINI PET (self assembly kits).
Exclusive to TFW8b.com the MINI PET ships with a BLUE LED, Switches & Buttons #FACT