Microbee Documentation Project
All things Microbee.
A work in progress at the moment, I am collecting all I can on the Microbee.
I have a Microbee 32K, heavily modified from the original design.
If you have anything relating to the Microbee, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos of my Microbee 32, much modified and customised
Microbee 32, Schematics
History of the Microbee
Around 1978 Owen Hill teamed up with an electronic components company, Applied Technology of Hornsby (Sydney), to build a small computer he had designed. It was based on a Zilog Z80 with up to 32 Kbytes of RAM plus 32 Kbytes of ROM holding Microworld Australia Basic, a TV display of 16 lines by 64 characters, and they sold it as a kit.
The Microbee flew - the range was extended and several hundred thousand were made during the 1980s. It was sold to Australian schools and exported to Sweden and Russia.