Another update on the Microbee

So I have now tested the Microbee with software and I can report I have successfully loaded several old tape games. It did highlight two issues: Two of the keys were not registering at all. I carefully desoldered them but couldn’t work out how to get into them at first. They seemed quite different toContinue reading “Another update on the Microbee”

Another one lurches to life

I have got the Acorn Electron working! I’m actually quite proud of this one. My diagnostic was that the fourth RAM chip was dead and I was spot on first go. I’d ordered the RAM from China as it’s so hard to source this stuff locally. While waiting for it to arrive, I realised I’dContinue reading “Another one lurches to life”

We’re gonna need a bigger boat

So after the teaser last week, I was really happy when a donor who wishes to remain anonymous (Thank you! You know who you are.) sent me across another system for my collection. This one is a real doozy! This is a Commodore PET model 4032. The evolution of the very first “real” computer producedContinue reading “We’re gonna need a bigger boat”