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Mimi 802 / 803 / 804

Nearly nothing is known about these obscure CP/M systems. The technical info is related to the Mimi 802, and the picture illustrates a Mimi 803...


Mimi's at Leicester Polytechnic, by Rob Seaward:
I used one of these at Leicester Polytechnic around 1981/82.
We used to have a lab full of these for students - we were learning FORTRAN and were lectured by Roger Hutty who wrote a very good book in the subject.
I remember we used to boot the machine using a combination of keys (possible shift or control and B if I recollect correctly).
To ensure myself and a friend could always access a machine (particularly when we were close to assignment deadline) we swapped the V and B keys on the keyboard making the machine unuseable to any other student or for that matter the dumbfounded technicians.

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I have a Mimi 801/802 which is currently undergoing restoration. I am wondering if anyone has or knows of the existence of a schematic layout for the motherboard. Thanks

Sunday 25th June 2023
malcolm ferguson (United Kingdom)

Hi, I have a Mimi 802 which has not been used for years but i have a desire to see if it is still operable, Unfortunately I do not have any old vdu to test with, Does anyone know if it is possible to connect the Mimi to a modern vga monitor, and if so how? Thanks

Saturday 11th February 2023
malcolm ferguson (United Kingdom)

Hi All. I’m proud to say that I built a lot of the Mimi computers for British Micro. I worked there in the early 80’s and remember having to tune the CRT monitors while they were turned on, with the covers off... the guy that owned the company was a fella from Armenia called Manus Hegoyan (probably wrong). This is what got me into a career in computing.

Wednesday 2nd December 2020
Jon Hall (England)


NAME  Mimi 802 / 803 / 804
TYPE  Professional Computer
ORIGIN  United Kingdom
YEAR  1981
KEYBOARD  Full stroke keyboard with 17 programmed function keys and a numeric keypad, 96 keys
SPEED  4 Mhz
RAM  64 KB dynamic
ROM  Unknown
COLORS  Unknown
SIZE / WEIGHT  24 lbs
I/O PORTS  Full RS232C and Centronics parallel ports, Light pen socket
BUILT IN MEDIA  Two 5.25'' floppy disks, DS/DD,700 KB each
OS  OS/M operating system - fully CP/M compatible
PRICE  Unknown

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