This page is all about the Acorn BBC Microcomputer, an 8-bit British computer. Acorn featured in the TV drama Micro Men which documented (with artistic licence) the battle between Acorn and Sinclair in the early 80s. You probably remember it as the BBC Computer in your school, on which you could play Elite, Granny's Garden, and Chuckie Egg.
Me, I do a fair amount of 'retro' 8-bit stuff and I'm part of the Classic Gaming Events Union. I'm also a fixture at classic computer fairs, usually exhibiting my BBC Domesday Project and I've given a talk a couple of times on 'Teaching Old Micros New Tricks: Fun Stuff For Your BBC Micro'. My belief is in sharing knowledge to preserve what we have left of these machines and their software.
I also have a tendency to blog my efforts.
Slides from my talk 'Teaching Old Micros New Tricks' can be downloaded as a PDF file here. This particular flavour of the talk is from the one I gave at Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club in November 2009.
I tend to take equipment to retro computing events to demonstrate, and let folks get 'hands-on' with some of the rarer bits of my collection. Usually the Domesday Project is the most popular although I also drag along an MDFS and build an Econet if there's enough space.
I'm planning to exhibit at the Wakefield Acorn Show again in 2010.
There are photos from previous events on my photo gallery's BBC Micro section here.
These are in no particular order, but my recent talks have featured the following devices to play with:
Chris Whytehead has a more comprehensive list which he maintains here.