The BBC and Master Computer Public Domain Library
8-Bit Acorn Computers
I am working on producing animations of the 8 bit Acorn Computers
and peripherals so that those unfortunates amongst us that no longer possess
one can at least drool over a picture.
The file sizes of the animations on this
page are quite large. No apologies for the time they take to load in!
BBC Model B
Acorn Electron With Plus 1
Power Supply and Disc Drive. Note that this one sports a twin drive
Twin Disc Drive.
This one sports its own power supply. Note the very handy 5.25"
to 3.5" format, very useful for transfer of files between PC and BBC. I
made this one up by removing the lower 5.25" drive and inserting the 3.5".
A simple adaptor converts the power supply cable to the 3.5" drive, remove
the edge connector and clamp on an IDC connector. Check the links on the
drives are set correctly. That is nearly all there is to it!
A Cub Monitor
If you look carefully, you can see reflections of helpers and people
offering (helpful?) advice on the screen!
Acorn Tape Deck
This is an Econet bridge, but if I had not told you, it could also
be many other things as it is the standard box that has been used for all
sorts. Teletext adaptor, Prestel Adaptor and Co-Processor adaptor for instance.
Many thanks to my lad John for helping
me make these animations up. He was the one that had to hold the kit steady
and rotate it now and again whilst the camera got itself organised.