Acorn BBC Computers - Electron, Micro B, Master 128
The BBC Microcomputer, also known simply as the BBC Micro, was a series of microcomputers developed and produced by Acorn Computers for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in the 1980s. It was designed to be an affordable and accessible computer that could be used in schools and homes to promote computer literacy and education.
The BBC Master computer was a microcomputer developed and produced by Acorn Computers for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in the 1980s. It was part of the BBC’s computer literacy project, which aimed to promote computer education and literacy among the general public, and was widely used in schools in the UK.
I found about about the ability to add a co-processor to the BBC Master 128 when I came across this level shifter on eBay and decided it would be a great project and help make this my ‘go to’ BBC machine.
Having been looking out for a BBC Micro to add to my growing collection of retro computers from the 1980s and 1990s I came across a BBC Master being sold as spare/repairs on eBay. It was complete with monitor and dual disk drives but was for collection only from Somerset, 300 miles away. As it…