last updated 9th February 2021

A Website Dedicated to the Acorn System Computer

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I bought my Acorn System 1 back in 1979 and later expanded this into a card frame based System 2 using homebrew boards as well as Acorn's.  I moved onto a Beeb and eventually PC's, the Acorn computers being consigned to the back of a cupboard.

My interest was rekindled a couple of years ago, I started off restoring the System 2 computer but this led to expanding the collection to include a range of System computers.  I still have all the Acorn paperwork from the early 80's as well as disassembled software and was surprised how little seems to be on the web hence I have created this website to ensure the information is not lost.

Follow this link to My Systems to see how my System computer(s) has been brought back to life.

Some of the info on the site has come from other sources in particular:

I have adopted a standard format for filenames as follows:

<part name><acorn part number><item><issue><date><view>[ref]

<part name> Acorn were not always consistent with their product names, I have used the most common

<acorn part number> these start with either 100 or 200 not sure why, perhaps 100 was draft/pre-production ?

<issue> the issue or version number when known

<item> e.g. Schematic, Technical Manual, PCB etc.

<view> e.g. top or bottom

[ref] is a reference to the source of the item (where I can remember), a reference to [0] refers to my own collection.

I am happy for any of my information on this site to be taken and used/reproduced as long as its not for commercial gain.

All text in "double quotes" is taken from Acorn literature.

Prices are from the Acorn 1979 Price List and do not include VAT which was then at 15%.

Please note that I have no connection with any of the companys mentioned on this site, just a happy customer/user.

This website was put together using Microsoft Expression and at the moment is hosted by TSOhost with a backup copy on a Raspberry Pi.

Please drop me an email if you spot any errors or omissions or you have any information that can be added to the site.

Chris Oddy

acorn@oddys.plus.com

ChrisO on stardot.org.uk