What is RC2014? RC2014 is a simple 8 bit Z80 based modular computer. It is inspired by the home built computers of the late 70s and computer revolution of the early 80s. It is not a clone of anyt...Read More…
RC2014 is a simple 8 bit Z80 based modular computer. It is inspired by the home built computers of the late 70s and computer revolution of the early 80s. It is not a clone of anything specific, but there are suggestions of the ZX81, UK101, S100, Superboard II and Apple I in here. It nominally has 8K ROM, 32K RAM, runs at 7.3728MHz and communicates over serial at 115,200 baud.
The RC2014 was designed such that standard stripboard could be used as the backplane. This board essentially does the same as stripboard, but has been designed specifically for the RC2014 and has a few extra features features
This backplane can be used to mount the 5 essential modules (CPU, ROM, RAM, Clock & Serial I/O) for a small neat RC2014. 5 straight 40 way sockets are supplied to enable this.
Alternatively, it can be used to extend your existing RC2014, either horizontally or vertically for an extra 3 usable slots (1 slot on each board will be used for interboard connection). 40 way right angle pins and 40 way right angle sockets are supplied to enable this. You can also chain more than 1 of these boards (Sorry, I'm not sure what the maximum is yet... but if you find out, please let me know!)
This listing is for a kit of parts to build the backplane only. For the rest of the modules, see my other products.
PCB Only - Yup, you guessed it. Only the bare PCB!
Full Kit - This includes a PCB, 5 x 40 way headers, 5 x 100nf decoupling capacitors, 2.1mm power jack, 3mm green LED & 330r resistor, tactile switch & 2k2 resistor
**Note - No other peripherals are included. The photos are to demonstrate how you might choose to populate this board.
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