Working NASCOM Microcomputers in the UK
An early UK hobbyist/home computer based on the Zilog Z80 processor.
Wednesday, 21 August 2013
UK micro pioneer Chris Shelton: The mind behind the Nascom-1
Nascom-1 "Myra" still working TheRegister has now (August 2013) featured a comprehensive article about the role of Chris She...
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
The hunt for the NASCOM-3
After Nascom was sold to Lucas Logic (1982?), a plan was hatched to produce a Nascom in a box, more packaged, less of a kit. It was called t...
Monday, 3 December 2012
Ken Smith's NASCOM-2
I set up this blog to highlight the significance of the Nascom kit computers, designed and produced in the UK and first sold in 1977. To mi...
Monday, 25 June 2012
NASCOM-2 Restoration Project
When I began the restoration of my 1978 vintage NASCOM , I assumed I would need a source of spare parts, and so began hunting the web for o...
Saturday, 12 May 2012
NASCOM-1 re-boot 1978 to 2012
Following repair to the PSU, my NASCOM 1 has successfully booted into NAS-SYS 3. Even more excitement, using the J command it jumped ...
Sunday, 22 April 2012
Raspberry-Pi meets NASCOM
On Saturday April the 21st 2012, during a visit to the UK National Museum of Computing , a Raspberry-Pi vintage 2012 met a NASCOM vinta...
Friday, 6 April 2012
NASCOM UK The Fight Back
Following the unfortunate problems we had with the PSU, it has now been repaired. A bench check, isolated from the mother board, is now show...
Thursday, 12 January 2012
Vintage 1978 NASCOM re-boot after three and a half decades
In March 2012 we attempted to re-boot my circa 1978 NASCOM 1. (Video to follow). The attempt was not successful and we may have damaged the ...
Sunday, 23 October 2011
My NASCOM-1 from 1978
Main board and keyboard - mounted back of 17inch rack I built this NASCOM-1 from the ground up in the late 70s. I was an early computer ...
Thursday, 20 October 2011
My NASCOM expansion boards
48K RAM board with EPROMs EPROM board Some details of the add-on boards in my NASCOM rack. I mounted the main board in a 19inch rack....
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