Southern Cross 1 computer completed!

This weekend I finished the Southern Cross 1 Z80-based single board computer kit.

All together, about eight hours of work spread out over three days. It works! Now to assemble the PC interface (so I don’t have to keep programming it by hand with the keypad) and get to learning Z80 assembly.

I’m really proud of this kit – it went together well (despite some missing parts; I picked up the missing resistors at Radio Shack) and I’m really happy with how it turned out. This was the project I was “working my way up to” when I started learning how to solder about a month and a half ago.