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A project log for Limrose Compukit 1

Recreation of the Limrose Compukit 1 from 1970.

deftcoyotedeftcoyote 02/03/2021 at 22:060 Comments

Project goal 1 is complete for the most part. The circuit and pcb were done in Kicad, and the compukit logo was done in inkscape. I have not physically tested specific components yet. Thus, I still need to decide what diodes to use, and I might need to modify the two resistors connected with the LEDs. The original compukit had small lamps. I left the same resistor and plan to use 1.6 mm LEDs, however, I haven't done the math or tested this, so it may need some adjustment.

I was considering ordering a single PCB first to make some of the breadboarding easier, but haven't decided if this is a good idea or not. I also haven't decided on the exact transistors to use and was planning on just the cheapest standard size available. The whole board is running on 4 to 5 volts.

I would appreciate any input.