RC2014 is a simple 8 bit Z80 based modular computer running Microsoft BASIC. 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.

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RC2014 is available in kit form for you to solder together.  Through-hole components are used throughout, making soldering easy, even for those with limited soldering experience.  Along with a selection of modules to extend functionality, such as serial terminals with HDMI output, digital input modules or, simple keyboard, the RC2014 is a very adaptable computer.

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Through the use of standard 0.1″ headers, 5v TTL logic, and easily accessible signals means that it is very straight forward to build your own modules and extend functionality even further.  Wherever there has been a chance to offer options, or to break out signals to solder pads or jumpers this has been done.  RC2014_Modules

As soon as you turn RC2014 on you can start programming in Microsoft BASIC.  This is very easy to get started with and some very complex programs can be written.  To get right down to the metal, though, you can write your programs in Z80 machine code

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RC2014 can be bought from Tindie

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Assembly guides can be found here

Module information including schematic diagrams and technical descriptions can be found here

Trouble shooting guides can be found here

GitHub repository can be found here

Google Group for RC2014 owners can be found here