Acorn Systems

The Acorn Atom is a home computer made by Acorn Computers Ltd from 1980 to 1982, when it was replaced by the BBC Micro. The Micro began life as an upgrade to the Atom, originally known as the Proton.

The Acorn Atom – Introduction

The Acorn Atom was my first “Personal computer”, a computer with a real keyboard, and video display (well actually an old portable B&W TV). All I could effort was the basic version, 2K of Memory, no floating point ROM, no printer interface (6522). For many years my own Acorn Atom ended up in a junk… read more »

Stripping Atoms

As my 2 Acorn Atom boards were in a quite bad state, and I got a hold of a desoldering station that worked pretty well I decided to strip both boards “to the bone”, and rebuild them with high-quality IC-sockets, low profile crystals etc. (Board images are clickable for Hi-Res).