Acorn Atom

My first real “Home Computer” , the Acorn Atom

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).

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 »