New to the ZX-81

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ClarkWGriswold
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New to the ZX-81

Post by ClarkWGriswold » Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:56 am

Hi Everyone,
I picked up a ZX-81 a few days back, had been after one for a while but wasn't willing to pay some of those ridiculous eBay prices. I have a Spectrum (and a fair bit of Commodore stuff), so this should complement it nicely!

Bukster
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Re: New to the ZX-81

Post by Bukster » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:07 am

Get an MP3 player, download some ZX81 software and see what this little machine can do. They are a lot of fun and can do more than you might expect.

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Re: New to the ZX-81

Post by dr beep » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:37 pm

Can also be loaded by playing WAV on PC with soundcable into ZX81.

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Re: New to the ZX-81

Post by McKlaud » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:06 pm

Hi ClarkWGriswold,

Well done with the purchase and I hope you will enjoy this black aerodynamic door stopper :mrgreen:

For loading p. files into your Zeddy, get the TZXduino, it works like a charm.
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Re: New to the ZX-81

Post by mrtinb » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:53 pm

You can also build a TZXduino yourself. I use an Arduino with a SD/ethernet shield, and I've created my own custom button/ear shield, and my own custom 7-segment shield to display first characters of the filename.

It's not a beauty, but it works. :)

(I use it for my Lambda 8300, since my ZX81 has a ZXpand.)

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Re: New to the ZX-81

Post by 1024MAK » Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:27 pm

Hello and welcome to our forum ClarkWGriswold!

:D :D :D

I hope you enjoy the forum :D

We are happy to help if you have any questions.

Mark

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