The RC2014 mini is a Z80 based retro computer kit that traditionally runs Microsoft Basic or the SCM Z80 monitor ROM. The RC2014 Mini CP/M Upgrade Kit converts the RC2014 Mini into a machine using the CP/M operating system and opens up a new (old) world of possibility!
There is a lot of software out there for CP/M, most notably some classic games! Beyond the entire Zork series we spotted some classics like Lunar Lander and for the discerning retro gamer you might even be able to track down Computer Stocks and Bonds! Aside from gaming, CP/M is rich in programming languages like Pascal and BBC Basic and there are also productivity suites available should you wish to relive early word processing!
The kit is a 4 layer PCB and all the components are through hole mount, apart from the compact flash socket which is SMD but comes presoldered to the board. Adding the kit to the mini essentially creates a CP/M machine with 64k of RAM, pageable ROM, and, rather brilliantly, compact flash storage. A 128 MB compact flash card is included and CP/M is preinstalled on the card.