Ever feel like you missed out on the magic era of the personal computer because you were born too late?
Ever want to re-create your own little Z80 or 6502 based microcomputer but had your eyes start to glaze over when you realized it was going to spending weeks of soldering together dozens of obsolete IC's no guarantee that it might work at all?
This Instructable will teach you how to build your own retro-style microcomputer to program, play games and music, and most importantly re-create some of the magic from the 1970's on your own table. You will be able to assemble this project in an afternoon, and enjoy it for months to come. We'll start with some a simple kit and build from there.
Edit: This is still an extremely popular project, but the parts used are no longer in production.
I've joined up with Gadget Gangster to create my own board as version 2 of this concept.
The Instructable can be found here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-pocket-mini-computer/