The ZX81 and Spectrum by Sinclair Research, were among the first affordable home computers available during the early 1980's. Although these 8bit computers were crude by today's standards, they gave ordinary people the opportunity to write computer programs and games. The BBC Acorn computer was backed by the British Government for use in education and subsidies were granted to schools. These computers were a little too expensive for most families to have at home. The 'Electron' was Acorn's attempt at addressing the price issue. They sold a number of units, however despite being more powerful on the hardware side, the range of game titles was significantly smaller than rivals Sinclair and Commodore. Raspberry Pi's and Arduino Uno's Now we have super cheap Raspberry Pi's and Arduino Uno's.