Rare Acorn graphics joystick in auctionBy Chris Williams. Published: 6th Oct 2005, 22:38:12 | Permalink | Printable
Useful for designing sheds and blasting Elite piratesA bizarre piece of forgotten Acorn history has turned up on online auction house ebay: a cross between a joystick and hand drawing tool, the Bitstik. Put up for sale by Paul Skirrow, the kit includes a ROM chip and software for a BBC microcomputer fitted with a second 6502 processor.
The gadget attempts to convert a BBC B into a CAD workstation. And it can be used as a joystick for Elite players, if you don't have a second processor. It'll come as no surprise to read that Paul says the rare joystick is probably the nicest he's ever used.
Update at 22:13 7/10/2005
The auction has ended early, and the BitStik sold for 119 quid.
Bitstik leaflet and auction
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