Did you miss the 1970’s home computer boom?
Don’t worry, with the RC2104 homebrew Z80 you can assemble your own computer like geeks did back in the day.
While this computer isn’t powerful compared to today’s iWatches, it does make up for it in spunkiness. 64KB of RAM and can run the open source CP/M operating system. Assembly required, but that is half of the fun.
The first home-built computers were coming out in the mid 1970s, which means you have over 40 years of progress on all those byte-sized challenges from long ago. You can take your RC2014 wherever you want without melting it down because it’s based on modern integrated circuitry instead of bloated decades-old capacitors that will overheat or turn into goop.
Although created decades after its inspiration, our RC2014 bears more than a little resemblance to vintage ZX81s and S100s.