Talk:Acorn Atom

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Removed trivia section[edit]

Perhaps this info can be integrated in the article sometime. - The kits of the Atom could be problematic for Acorn if the customer didn't have the relevant assembly skills - according to this article [1] one customer assembled his Atom with glue, logic dictating that the heat from the soldering iron would damage the kit. However, inadequate expertise is equally problematic for any other electronic kit.

Another reputed problem was the big chips falling out of their upside down sockets, using the keyboard shook them loose. A fix was to spot solder the two corner legs of each chip to their socket. In practice sockets are strong enough to hold chips 'upside down', unless weakened by many removals and insertions. It was more of a problem when sockets were used to hold items heavier than a chip, such as expansion boards. The BBC BASIC expansion board is an example of such a board.

Mahjongg 13:25, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

That's a very interesting interview with Sophie Wilson, the designer of the Acorn Atom. I think it should at least be included in external links. --Tony Sidaway 13:35, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

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