The BBC Microcomputer was a computer designed and built for the BBC by Acorn in the very early eighties. The BBC required a computer that they could use in a new computer TV show that they were planning, and they approached a few vendors. Acorn threw the BBC design together in a week, basing it off another machine that they had been working on (the Proton). They demo'ed it to the BBC, and the rest is history. They sold around 1.5 million units from 1981 through till 1994. The model B runs a 2MHz MOS 6502 cpu, with 32KB of RAM. It was capable of 640 x 256 res graphics with 8 colours and 4 channel audio. My earliest memory of the BBC Micro is from the very early 80's when staying at a friends holiday shack. I remember my friend and I heading out in the morning for a days fishing whilst his cousin stayed behind, beavering away at the keyboard of a BBC Micro. He was still working on it in the evening when we returned. It's the row of red function keys that really stands out in my memory of that machine. A few years later, when I started using the schools Apple ]['s and purchased my own Apple //e, the BBC was more or less forgotten. My interest in the machine was rekindled recently after refurbishing the power supply in Xanex's BBC Micro (here), and thanks to forum member rade, I have managed to aquire a BBC of my own. The English patient : Rade received this as part of a large haul of retro computers, mostly Commodores. It is a little grubby, but absolutely perfect for a worklog - the before and after photos should show a marked improvement. My planned schedule of works for this BBC Model B Micro : Refurbish the PSU, replacing all AC and electrolytic capacitors Give the whole unit a good clean Retrobrite the case to bring it back to the original colour (or close to) Swap out some of the ROM's - reprogramming them as required Install an MMC based disk solution so as floppies are not required Enjoy some retro computing Should be fun!