PROJECTS AND ARTICLES

Maplin project documentation

Maplin in the 80’s was the creator of great electronic kits for many of the home computers of the day, including, of course, the ZX81. I have two of their kits, the sound generator kit, and the I/O kit. When I was searching for information on these kits, Robert Newson was kind enough to scan what Maplin materials he had. I have compiled his scans into PDF formant, and they are available from my website. If anyone from Maplin takes issue with me sharing these files, please contact me here, and I will remove them promptly.


I have information available on the following kits:


Sound generator

Modem interface

Full travel keyboard

High-res graphics

TV inverse video

Talk-back (plus modifications)