rogues galleries

Gordon JC Pearce gordon at
Fri Dec 1 05:14:59 CST 2006

Jules Richardson wrote:
> Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
>> I still have my (almost) fully-loaded Atom
> I was hoping that by 'fully loaded' you meant that it had the BBC BASIC, 
> Econet and Colour boards :-) (I've never seen a real example of the 
> latter, although I know that there's at least one in the UK)

No, but it does have an EPROM in the extension socket labelled "TOOLKIT 
ROM #A000" or something similar.  I've never quite figured that one out.

> You know, I have a feeling that you can get 7805 regulators that'll 
> handle 2A each - but maybe they weren't around when the Atom was new. 
> Even then, just doubling them up and hoping they'd share the load evenly 
> was always going to be a bit risky.

I did toy with the idea of replacing all its 2114s with 6264s at one 
time.  Now, of course, I don't think I would.


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