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    Hello All.
    Here is some basic information on Microbee Technology Pty Ltd.

    Microbee Technology is an Australian company and the home of the Microbee computer range.
    The Microbee (see Wiki - ) started out as a kit computer
    based on the Z80 in February of 1982. It was launched in Australia's 'Your Computer' magazine
    with a 32 page lift out. Microbee Systems (as it was then) made a large impact on the Australian
    education market and a lot of kids grew up using Microbees in school.
    The original Microbee company (Applied Technology / Microbee Systems Ltd / Microcorp) traded
    until 1992 when the influx of IBM clones swamped the market. More information on the history
    of the company can be found on the About Us / History pages of our website <here>.

    In 2012 Microbee Technology relaunched the famous brand with a limited edition kit computer
    based on an earlier
    model - the Premium Plus, running CP/M but with the addition of SDcard
    floppy emulation, ethernet, extra ram and a secondary
    processor (Freescale Coldfire M52259) to
    run uClinux (
    We also have a range of peripherals for these older models.

    Microbee Technology has 2 main streams of business - current tech development boards, and
    retro technology.

    We are based in Melbourne, Australia.
    Tw: (@MbeeTech)

  • #2
    Well nothing is more Retro than a "build it yourself" home computer.


    • #3
      Definitely interested in a kit. Subscribed to e-mail newsletter.


      • #4
        I remember my sister's ex-boyfriend brought around to our house a "beemodem" which he used to show us how he connects to a BBS. It had a picture of a bee on it, and I think the serif font was lowercase.
        I'm sure it was the same logo that your company uses. I'm suprised that you are still around.
        Apple: Mac LC II
        Commodore: ​A500 | A1200


        • #5
          Loved these computers. Grew up with them at school and learned to program in basic. Remember the 3 inch drives as well!
          Last edited by Shado80; 23 January 2018, 12:18.


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