In May of 2024 I added an Acorn ATOM to my collection - it was the first non-rackmounted 8-bit Acorn machine, released in March 1980.

This ATOM came with several modern expansions:

One of the issues with the Acorn ATOM is that the dual 5V power regulators get very hot - this explains the discoloration in the rear of the top case.

To-do list and ideas

  • Replace the linear power regulators with a buck DC-DC converter to reduce waste heat - for example the HX1314G
  • Find a proper DC jack plug, or replace the DC socket with a more common diameter