Click Here to visit our Sponsor
The Latest News ! The History of Computing The Magazine Have Fun there ! Buy books and goodies
  Click here to loginLogin Click here to send a link to this page to a friendTell a FriendTell us what you think about this pageRate this PageMistake ? You have mr info ? Click here !Add Info     Search     Click here use the advanced search engine
Browse console museumBrowse pong museum









 

Ready prompt T-shirts!

see details
C64 maze generator T-shirts!

see details
Spiral program T-shirts!

see details
BASIC code T-shirts!

see details
Pixel Deer T-shirts!

see details
Breakout T-shirts!

see details
Pak Pak Monster T-shirts!

see details
Pixel adventure T-shirts!

see details
Vector ship T-shirts!

see details
Shooting gallery T-shirts!

see details




B > BRITISH MICRO > Mimi 802 / 803 / 804


 

This mini forum is intended to provide a simple means of discussion about the British Micro Mimi 802 / 803 / 804 computer. If you want to share your own experience or memories, or add relevant information about this system: post a message! For other purposes like sales messages, hardware & software questions or information requests, please use our main forum.

  Click Here to add a message in the forum

 

Friday 27th November 2015
Stan Brown (Leicester, UK)

I''ve actually got one but no discs, manuals or other bits. As far as I am aware the last time I connected it to a monitor it was working, about 3 years ago.


Thursday 10th September 2015
jim austin (uk)
Computer sheds

we just got a mimi 803 - lots of manuals, software etc.


Wednesday 10th December 2014
Alex Wolski (UK)

I was once a designer at the company British Micro of Watford at end of 1981. The Mimi derived from their previous computer which had a user programmable resolution feature for the monitor display though its PLL proved visually unstable and my claim to fame is I reverted it back to a fixed resolution format which was nice $ steady - at the usual 80 cols x 25 rows. Yes the machine attracted great interest at the various PC exhibitions of the time. Not sure how the Mimi fared afterwards in terms of new features. Also the name ''Mimi'' was taken from the owner''s little daughter, not after the wife, unless they shared the same name (?).


Wednesday 10th December 2014
Alex Wolski (UK)

I was once a designer at the company British Micro of Watford at end of 1981. The Mimi derived from their previous computer which had a user programmable resolution feature for the monitor display though its PLL proved visually unstable and my claim to fame is I reverted it back to a fixed resolution format which was nice $ steady - at the usual 80 cols x 25 rows. Yes the machine attracted great interest at the various PC exhibitions of the time. Not sure how the Mimi fared afterwards in terms of new features. Also the name ''Mimi'' was taken from the owner''s little daughter, not after the wife, unless they shared the same name (?).


Wednesday 9th April 2014
David Shepherd (uk)

According to my 1983 Micro-Computer catalogue, it has 4k ROM, 80x25 Text and 512x256 Graphics and it''s monochrome so 2 colours


Wednesday 11th September 2013
Jon Ritman

I did some work for British Micro in the eighties and was rewarded with an 803, I then got them to put in a 20mb hard drive for an extra £200. Was a lovely CPM machine and I used it to produce several games for the Spectrum and Amstrad (Batman, Match Day II $ Head over Heels.
I even had them running on the 803 itself using it''s hi-res mode (16k of dedicated extra ram).

BTW Mimi was the owner''s wife''s name


Sunday 21st April 2013
Hans van Schaick

The Atlanta PC-800 is indeed a Mimi 805 private labeled by Atlanta Data (then a subsidiary of Atlanta Hoogezand, The netherlands).
So not a clone but just relabeled.


Wednesday 17th April 2013
Sander van der Velden (Netherlands)

I have just aquired a Atlanta PC800. When opening it up the motherboard states BM805-01 Which could be British Micro 805 as its incredibly similar to the 803. I have got pics if anyone''s interested!


Wednesday 27th February 2013
Graham Thomas

I worked with a Mimi 802 in 1982 at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex. It was bought by (now Prof.) Jonathan Gershuny for word processing and spreadsheet work, and I think it was the first microcomputer in SPRU. I remember comparing it with some micros that the Sussex Computer Centre had and thinking that the Mimi was a decent machine. It was replaced by an Apricot, which was also pretty good in its time.


Wednesday 2nd May 2012
SpookyG

A possible clone of this computer appeared on a hungarian auction site recently. It has the name "Atlanta PC800". Anyone know something about this clone? Google knows absolutely nothing. It has a label on it indicating that the machine was a property of a book shop somewhere in the Netherlands.


Thursday 1st December 2005
Mick Symes (worthing, west sussex)

I purchased a secondhand mimi 803 in 1984 which with a screen and manesmann tally bi directional dotmatrix printer came to £2,500 it ran on c/pm with my main use being invoicing and job control.
I was involved in writing the software apps, which ran eceptionally well on this unit.
we adapted the job control programme to become a transport manager.
this was nothjing more than basic databasing.
about once a month i had to take the case appart and dust off all the chips on the main board as my dusty office used to make the keyboard have a mind of its own.
I also had wordstar to word process on it.

this machine ran alongside a £15000 system for job costing, that machine was a zerox, I also had a sony data terminal logged into a mainframe in london, a true forrunner of todays internet.

my mimi was used up to 1989 when i sold the business. the machine was still working fine in 1995 when i gave it away, together with 2 original apples the first production models. one didnt even have the apple logo stamped on it

eventually it was replaced by a 386 sx-25 which i upgraded to dx-40 this unit ran well untill i sold it in 1996, it was still working ok last year.


Saturday 9th April 2005
witheld (essex, uk)

My parents had one of these while I was growing up, it got replaced by a 386. The extra only details I can remember was that it had BASIC (on a ROM I think), and we had a word processor and a game called Ladder on floppy discs. The first videogame we had!
http://ostermiller.org/ladder/ - now available in java.





Click here to go to the top of the page   
Contact us | members | about old-computers.com | donate old-systems | FAQ
OLD-COMPUTERS.COM is hosted by - NYI (New York Internet) -