The Digital Tape Alternative
for BBC Micro or Acorn Electron

What it does

It is used to play UEF files (games and apps) from a MicroSD card through an audio cable into where the tape deck would normally plugin thus eliminating the need for a 30-year-old tape deck. Its a play only function so no record feature. You can still record using conventional methods though. Simply find your favourite game or app in UEF  file format, copy it to the sd card and the rest is straight forward. It was designed for BBC and Acorn computers. Its based on an MaxDuino

If you are interested in buying one email me:

What you need to know

If you opt for it we provide an audio cable and a USB cable but you will need a power source for the USB. Any will do since it doesn’t require a great deal of power to run.  When purchasing a microSD card do not get a cheap or a super-fast one like a class 10 card.  You will need to own or buy (from ebay) an  data cassette cable as show in this pircture > HERE

 There are different options :
1) Acorn version with USB £30.99
2) Acorn version without USB cable £29.99
3) BBC version with USB £30.99
4) BBC version without USB cable £29.99

Price includes shipping to UK. Please request quote for outside of the UK.


Whilst I developed the PCB and the Case the credits for the orginal firmware go to Andrew Beer and Rafael Molina Chasserot who maintains the currently used firmware known as MaxDuino. 
I developed the UEF Extractor needed to play UEF games found > HERE