This would make a great Christmas gift – save $20 until the end of the year!
If you prefer an assembled and tested unit, a small quantity of prototypes are sometimes available here.
This kit is a 1:2 size replica and the case was designed using the 55-year-old engineering drawings provided by Bud Industries (the creator of the original “Grand Prix” case used by the original Kenbak-1.) You will receive a professionally-made printed circuit board, all components, a steel case with CNC’d aluminum ends, a laser-engraved front panel, and a spiral bound assembly/instruction manual.
In addition to the original functionality of the Kenbak-1, this kit includes a real time clock module so you can display your kit as a clock with three modes: BCD clock, counting clock, and binary clock. It can also connect to a terminal emulator on your PC via USB to allow you to upload programs rather that having to toggle them in byte-by-byte. The kit can be powered by a USB power supply, or connected to your computer.
Assembly is easy, even with beginner soldering skills. You can see the build instructions here.
|Shipping Weight||22 oz|
|Shipping Dimensions||10 × 3 × 3 in|