This kit from Chris is easy to build & fun to use. It's also very educational. The kit includes everything you need to build a very smart looking machine, including a spiral bound assembly & operational manual. You also have 4 manuals available online, see the link at the last page of the included manual. I highly recommend this kit for anyone who is interested in vintage computing, as an entry into digital electronics, or for educational reasons.
Just a fantastic experience building this kit. The instructions are very clear and the PCBs (there are two in the Pro kit) are clearly laid out and marked. The quality of the acrylic sheets and the overall design are superb. I love the attention to detail while ensuring that the completed kit is relatively compact. I found the Pro kit strong enough to hold my older Dell LCD monitor which works well with the VGA VT-100 emulation.
The implementation of the emulator is very nice and feature rich. Lots of software comes with the device, so you can be booted into CP/M and playing games or programming in Assembly rather quickly after completing the hardware. Of course, you can also just play Kill The Bit, either by requesting the in-ROM version or switching it in manually -- which you should do, for full effect.
Cannot recommend enough for anyone with a love for retro computing.
A fantastic product. Package was delivered in very good conditions and the various parts were very well protected. When opening it I was very impressed at the documentation coming with it - whic allowed me to build the complete unit in a few hours (my only mistake was the soldering on the SD reader on the wrong place... leading to some painful unsoldering minutes). The case for the Pro version is quite easy to assemble as well and the result looks absolutely great on my desk. System works like a charm and I was able to start loading some programs within minutes after starting up the first time. Thanks a ton Chris for the amazing work. Looking fwd to the next ideas!
I love history of computers and made a lot of replicas for my collection. This one is easy to made, cool looking and VERY interesting in historical aspect. Original Kenbak-1 was developed BEFORE classical 8 bit micros so its was new experience to me. Very fun and unusual. Highly recommend this kit. Price is very fair, documentation good and complete. One evening with kit and you can impress friends or colleagues explaining this strange blinking thing. 👍😎