Micro One heads to SE1

Tom Williamson to present his Pi-based machine to ROUGOL.

The guest speaker at this month’s RISC OS User Group of London meeting, which takes place on Monday, 19th September, will be Tom Williamson of Ident Computer – and his subject matter will be the company’s Raspberry Pi-based Micro One computer.

Micro One (image courtesy of Ident)
Micro One (image courtesy of Ident)

Relatively new on the scene, the Micro One has been putting in appearances at recent RISC OS shows on the AMCOG Games stand without a formal introduction – until comparatively recently, with the computer being shown off at the Midlands User Group‘s May meeting1, soon after to be sold at the Recursion Computer Science Fair in July.

As with his appearance in the Midlands, Tom’s presentation will be about more than just the Micro One, and visitors can expect to hear a very interesting talk that will cover his use of BBC Micros and RISC OS systems in education, how they are used, the software he has written for them, the work he has done to get the computers up and running where necessary, and so on – all leading up to the reasons for developing the Micro One in the first place.

Micro One colour options (image courtesy of Ident)
Micro One colour options (image courtesy of Ident)

To see the machine in action and hear Tom’s presentation – and to have the opportunity to place an order for a Micro One in the trim colour (red, green, or blue) of your choice, to be collected at the London Show on 29th October, at which Tom will be exhibiting – the place you need to be on Monday Evening is:

The Blue-Eyed Main (upstairs in the restaurant),
173 Borough High Street,
SE1 1HR.

The meeting kicks off at around 7:45pm, and admittance is free. The venue serves a range of hot and cold food, as well as both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. It is between London Bridge and Borough tube stations – a very short walk away from either – and there is ample bicycle parking nearby.

Anyone coming by car should ensure they allow plenty of time and patience to cope with driving and parking in central London – Congestion Charging ends at 6:00pm, which provides a reasonable window until the meeting begins, but it’s best not to park on single red or yellow lines until after 7:00pm, and avoid double red lines at all costs.

For help reaching the venue – or if you need any other information – the group can be contacted on by email, on Twitter, or by phone on 07970 211 629.


  1. speaking of the Midlands User Group, let’s just squeeze in a final reminder that their next meeting takes place tomorrow – Saturday, 17th September, from 2:00pm at the Methodist Church Hall, Greenhill, Blackwell, Bromsgrove, B60 1BL. The presentation will be given by Chris Hall, with the subject being the choice of new RISC OS systems available to buy today – comparing them, and discussing the pros and cons of each

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