Reproduction micros

Adrian Graham witchy at
Fri Jul 22 14:36:09 CDT 2016

On 22/07/2016 10:04, "Pete Turnbull" <pete at> wrote:

> On 22/07/2016 00:33, Adrian Graham wrote:
>> On 22/07/2016 00:07, "Liam Proven" <lproven at> wrote:
>>>> There were only a few
>>>> made.  They were used internally during development - hence the podule to
>>>> connect it to a Beeb, which provided the I/O early on - and in the later
>>>> stages before the Archimedes launch in 1987, several were loaned to
>>>> software
>>>> developers.
>>> This is the machine Dick Pountain reviewed, I think.
>> Pretty sure I've got 2 of those, the keyboards are made of Dark Matter. I've
>> never dared power one up though.
> If you have those, I would strongly recommend you arrange an offsite
> backup.  Say, about 170 miles north via the A14/A1 :-)

I remember why I've never fired them up, this is the label on the one with
the Beeb connecting podule:

Of course 'smoke' in these PSUs just means the mains cap has blown but I'm
not sure about the fizzing.

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