RC2040 – Retro emulated Z80 CP/M computer kit

£19.80£38.40

The RC2040 is a PI PICO emulated RC2014 kit, with CP/M-80. It is capable of running the stock ROM images currently supported by the RC2014 (except RomWBW) which gives you a number of monitors and ROM based BASIC

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Description

The RC2040 is a PI PICO emulated RC2014 kit with CP/M-80. It is capable of running the stock ROM images currently supported by the RC2014 (except RomWBW) which gives you a number of monitors and ROM based BASIC

Within CP/M, the kit will allow you to run a number of 1980’s Z80 text based games and features a port of Microsoft BASIC (MBASIC) and run any CP/M-80 compatible software.

Software can be downloaded and pasted into your serial console, or placed directly onto the SD card using a number of freely available tools.

 

The kit will allow you to connect to the emulated RC2014 either by USB serial or a FDTI compatible serial cable with a suitable serial emulator.

The kit is capable of running either of the serial variants(SIO/ACIA) of the RC2014

The kit comes with a PCB, SD card holder, buttons, links, resistors and an acrylic base with silicone feet. You also have the  option of adding a programmed PI Pico and a programmed 32G SD Card.

There is also an option add to the kit a programmed PI PICO and a Programmed SD card, so you can dive into 80’s retro computing with no programming/setup required.

There are three jumpers on the kit to select the ROM settings for A13,A14 & A15 and a jumper to select FDTI or USB serial.

There are also three buttons. Currently programmed to do a Z80 reset, and one to dump the RAM contents to both the SD card and terminal for debugging. A third button is provided for the user to program for their own use.

I/O Port 0 is brought out to a connector ans can be used as an 8bit in/out port similar to the digital IO board of the RC2014

The software for the emulated RC2040 is still evolving and there are other features that can be found by looking at the RC2040 git hub pages.

This kit is a great simple, inexpensive introduction to retro programming, but of course for the full experience and a complete modular Z80 system you can’t beat the original RC2014

Details of the RC2040 project so far are here

And the software is open source and available on the Ext Kits Github Here

All trademarks, software and company names are the property of their respective owners

Notes:

V1 of this kit had an error on the PCB, this is now corrected.

The SD card connector requires some fine (1mm pitch) soldering, if you are unused to this sort of surface mount soldering, or are unsure, please ask when you order and I will solder it on for you.

Additional information

Weight 0.080 kg
Pico and SD card

With Pi Pico and SD Card, NO Pi Pico and SD Card