User groups

Chris Cox visits Wakefield to talk Acorn, ART, the Clan, and more – 6th November

While the company ceased to be an entity in its own right over twenty years ago, the legacy of Acorn Computers lives on. Not just with its most important technological innovation, the ARM chip, now being ubiquitous – but also because RISC OS, the computing platform it built around that chip, is still used, developed, […]

Shows

Two ways you can visit an Acorn World event in September

The first is to use a time machine1 The second method is much easier. All you need to do is be in Cambridge – more specifically the Centre for Computing History – on Saturday, 21st and/or Sunday, 22nd September, because that’s when the museum will be holding its own Acorn World event – as it […]

Shows

Acorn World exhibition in Cambridge – 8th and 9th September

The Centre for Computing History, a computing museum based in Cambridge, will be playing host to an event this coming weekend that should be of interest to any and all fans of Acorn Computers: Acorn World 2018. Organised by the Acorn and BBC User Group (ABUG) in association with the museum, the event will run […]

Hardware

Wishing the ARM processor a happy 30th birthday

Today, 26th April, 2015 isn’t just the morning after this year’s Wakefield Show; it is also 30 years to the day since the very first ARM1 processor was produced, powered up – and worked! The story of the new processor goes back a little further than 26th April, 1985, and  started when Acorn were looking […]

Publications

Book proposal: A potted history of Acorn Computers

From little Acorns grow great oaks dead tree publications. David Bradforth has set up a crowd-funding campaign to publish a new book, to be called A Potted History of Acorn Computers. The proposed book will be a 132 page, perfect-bound, full-colour, A4 publication and, according to the Indiegogo page David has set up, his plan […]

Websites

piLEARN: Reuniting education and RISC OS

Martin Hansen of The MathMagical Software Company has unveiled a new website, called piLEARN. The main thinking behind the site is for it to be a starting point for those people who wish to try out RISC OS on the ARM based Raspberry Pi computer, due to be launched in the next few weeks. He […]