Acorn System 1
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Upper board, featuring keypad and LED display.
|Release date||March 1979|
|Introductory price||£65 (kit), £75 (assembled)|
|Successor||Acorn System 2, Acorn Atom|
The Acorn System 1, initially called the Acorn Microcomputer (Micro-Computer), was an early 8-bit microcomputer for hobbyists, based on the MOS 6502 CPU, and produced by British company Acorn Computers from 1979.
- one card (shown right) with the I/O part of the computer: a LED seven segment display, a 25-key keypad (hex+function keys), and a cassette interface (the circuitry to the left of the keypad)
- the second card (the computer board), which included the CPU, RAM/ROM memory, and support chips.
Almost all CPU signals were accessible via the standard Eurocard connector.
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Acorn's first product was the Acorn System 1, based on an automated cow feeder designed by Sophie (nee Roger) Wilson as part of her degree course at Cambridge in 1977.