When Wales made a microcomputer #VintageComputing #Retrocomputing @RMCRetro
Trash to Treasure returns with the only micro computer to come out of Wales. A 1982 Dragon32.
Dragon Data, located in Wales, entered the market in August 1982 with the Dragon 32. The Dragon 64 followed a year later. The computers sold well initially and attracted the interest of independent software developers. A companion magazine, Dragon User, began publication shortly after the microcomputer’s launch.
The Dragon is built around the Motorola MC6809E processor running at 0.89 MHz. It was an advanced 8-bit CPU design, with limited 16-bit capabilities.
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Not actually the only computer from Wales, but certainly the only one most people can remember. There was also the SAM Coupé, a tragically doomed 8-bit released when everything else was 16-bit – it was loosely related to the Sinclair ZX Spectrum (but getting on for 8 years too late) and so was covered briefly by the likes of Your Sinclair.