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In the build up to the launch of the Minstrel 4th and the reopening of my Tindie store last week, I made a few changes to the existing Minstrel line up, so I thought it would be good to answer a few of the questions about that, starting with What is a Minstrel?
*Oh OK, why did I call it the Minstrel? Well, there was a ZX Spectrum clone called the Harlequin, and a Minstrel is a similar sort of medieval court jester type thing, but whereas the Harlequin is usually very colourful (like a Spectrum), the Minstrel is more black and white....
2022 Update: We did a final run of Minstrel kits, the "Final Editions". The Minstrel 4th and ZXpand kits sold out quite quickly, At the time of writing, there are still a few Minstrel 2 (ZX80) and Minstrel 3 (ZX81) kits available from The Future Was 8 bit but there are unlikely to be any more.