Miniature computer model gets a Raspberry Pi Zero upgrade

In 1978, a tape-driven computer known as the Sharp MZ-80K was created. The MZ has a 2 MHz CPU, a massive 20 KB of RAM, and a built-in monochrome monitor. Just a few years later, in 1981, Yasushi Enari (Panda Precision), a high-school student, created a miniature MZ. Just recently, he took his old project and upgraded it using a Raspberry Pi Zero. He replaced the screen with an Adafruit colour TFT and added the Zero with some power circuitry. You can read more about the project and see build photos hereThanks to Adafruit for spotting this one.

1 comment for “Miniature computer model gets a Raspberry Pi Zero upgrade

  1. Nigel
    11 August 2017 at 4:42 pm


    Beats me why people actually bother to ressurect an old clumsy computer using a modern mini system. Still, he did a good job.

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