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by Paul
Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Does anyone have a 6 slice backplane(s) for RISCPC?
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: Does anyone have a 6 slice backplane(s) for RISCPC?

I'll try it as is first, (I try to avoid cutting!).

But if it doesn't work then I'll cut it when I'm sure I've got it all figured out!

Paul.
by Paul
Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RiscPC 700
Replies: 19
Views: 872

Re: RiscPC 700

I have to fit a CMOS battery, and examine the battery area for amy damage. I'd recommend fitting a fly lead from the battery location to the space at the front next to the speaker. You can easily fit one AAA battery into a holder there, so in the case of any future corrosion, it will happen away fr...
by Paul
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Does anyone have a 6 slice backplane(s) for RISCPC?
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: Does anyone have a 6 slice backplane(s) for RISCPC?

I have an 8 slot you could cut down (yes, they did have a "cut here" printed on the board). I've sent you over a PM - that would be amazingly helpful! Thank you. What setup needed 6 podules? So, I'm in the process of conserving and rebuilding a RiscPC that was actually used to provide gra...
by Paul
Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Does anyone have a 6 slice backplane(s) for RISCPC?
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Does anyone have a 6 slice backplane(s) for RISCPC?

Hi everyone!

I'm progressing my "Acorns in Broadcast Television" restoration project and are in need of one (or a couple if possible) of the 6 slice backplanes..

Could anyone help / sell?

Cheers,

Paul.
by Paul
Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:54 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: RISC OS (+ABug) London Show / Sat 29th Oct 2016
Replies: 30
Views: 1604

Re: RISC OS (+ABug) London Show / Sat 29th Oct 2016

davidb wrote:
Paul wrote:If there's space, I might also bring a relatively recent acquisition... a RISCPC powered embroidery machine..!

What kind is it, if you don't mind me asking?


It's an Aisin POEM 500, driven with Techsoft's software which takes draw files and sprites.
by Paul
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ICS Wizzo IDEFS for A5000/A4 (+A3020/A4000...) improves CF card support!
Replies: 46
Views: 1643

Re: ICS Wizzo IDEFS for A5000/A4 (+A3020/A4000...) improves CF card support!

Anyone going to the ROUGOL RISCOS LONDON show that could kindly blow a couple for me if u cross you palm with silver? ;) it would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers, Paul.
by Paul
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: RISC OS (+ABug) London Show / Sat 29th Oct 2016
Replies: 30
Views: 1604

Re: RISC OS (+ABug) London Show / Sat 29th Oct 2016

I'm looking forward to it! Not long now. I've managed to get some examples running on the ex BBC kit including the Apex cards, Alphalock cards, Prisma 3 and the early A440 genlock Arcs. I've got some footage of corroded battery repair (exciting stuff!!) on the RISCPCs based on my talk this year at a...
by Paul
Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RiscPC 700
Replies: 19
Views: 872

Re: RiscPC 700

Might be this: http://chrisacorns.computinghistory.org.uk/32bit_UpgradesA2G/Cumana_IDEPanasonicCDIF.html When CD-ROMs became available first, there were the expensive SCSI ones and those that were nearly, but not really IDE (ATAPI was not invented yet) and somewhat proprietary. They usually connect...
by Paul
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RiscPC 700
Replies: 19
Views: 872

Re: RiscPC 700

Hi Derek, what is difference between v1 and v2 boards. The earlier boards had older sound technology, but you could upgrade them with a 16bit upgrade card, I believe. That also let you plug in your CDROM audio. Also, the earlier boards had better output quality on their graphics... The newer ones (s...
by Paul
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RiscPC 700
Replies: 19
Views: 872

Re: RiscPC 700

Do you where I can get a service manual for the PC700 Hi Derek. Try Chris's Acorns... Technical Drawings http://chrisacorns.computinghistory.org.uk/docs/Acorn/Manuals/Acorn_RiscPCTRM_Drawings.zip On a side note, when you get the cpu card through, only use 1 ss it doesn't use 2 ARM CPUS. generally t...
by Paul
Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Offered: BeebOPL an 'Ad Lib / Soundblaster' sound card for the Beeb
Replies: 52
Views: 2595

Re: Offered: BeebOPL an 'Ad Lib / Soundblaster' sound card for the Beeb

I'd be up for an assembled (or not assembled) one too!
by Paul
Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: New User Help!
Replies: 18
Views: 500

Re: New User Help!

Rename it to !RunImage

In needs the exclamation Mark in front (often referred to as Pling... so Pling-RunImage.

Not sure why they call it Pling... anyone??

Paul.
by Paul
Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016
Replies: 258
Views: 12708

Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

Really looking forward to coming tomorrow. What time is the centre open from?

Cheers,

Paul.
by Paul
Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016
Replies: 258
Views: 12708

Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

Is there space for one more "milling" person? This would be the first one I could actually make! Understand if not.

Paul.
by Paul
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Rhapsody4 32bit crashes on Raspberry Pi... Any ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Rhapsody4 32bit crashes on Raspberry Pi... Any ideas?

Hello! After getting a CDROM drive to access my new ebay purchase of Rhapsody4... it installed fine, I selected the 32bit version, but it crashes as follows: 1. A sprite file in !Voices appears to be corrupt or incompatible.. (I renamed this to stop it crashing the system). But more unusefully: 2. !...
by Paul
Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3000 CPU, memory and HDMI / USB upgrade...
Replies: 14
Views: 702

Re: A3000 CPU, memory and HDMI / USB upgrade...

Since you have bags of space in there, you could fit an Ethernet/WiFi adaptor too. I use a cheap Aldi one on my Pi, and since it presents as an Ethernet router, it 'just work' with RISC OS. I wonder if some sort of crazy hinged screen could work, making it into a 'luggable'. Hmm... That's a great i...
by Paul
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3000 CPU, memory and HDMI / USB upgrade...
Replies: 14
Views: 702

Re: A3000 CPU, memory and HDMI / USB upgrade...

The USB on the Pi is very susceptible to power fluctuations and sudden changes in current load. If you can off-load all your peripherals to external powered hubs you'll see much better stability. Oddly it is the powered hub that seems not to work! Even on its own PSU.. May be faulty I guess. Oddly,...
by Paul
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3000 CPU, memory and HDMI / USB upgrade...
Replies: 14
Views: 702

Re: A3000 CPU, memory and HDMI / USB upgrade...

Zarchos wrote:CJE Microsoft oh no ! :twisted:


Haha autocorrect on my phone. Fail.

Paul.
by Paul
Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3000 CPU, memory and HDMI / USB upgrade...
Replies: 14
Views: 702

Re: A3000 CPU, memory and HDMI / USB upgrade...

20160728_114837.jpg And here it is, now running RISC OS on my Raspberry Pi 2 from a 64gb SD card and a CJE Microsoft backup battery and Real Time Clock! It works quite nicely now. However, I did have fun getting RISC OS onto the 64gb SD card, but my brother helped with that... (Thank you Michael). ...
by Paul
Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3000 CPU, memory and HDMI / USB upgrade...
Replies: 14
Views: 702

Re: A3000 CPU, memory and HDMI / USB upgrade...

Nice. :) Not running RISC OS for authenticity's sake, though? Cheers. I would have run it, but my current RISC OS Pi is anot early Model 1 with no mounting holes, whereas my retro pi is a Pi model 2 with mount holes. Hopefully I'll order my Pi 3 tomorrow and I'll put RISC OS on that. I did get a go...
by Paul
Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3000 CPU, memory and HDMI / USB upgrade...
Replies: 14
Views: 702

A3000 CPU, memory and HDMI / USB upgrade...

20160724_192556.jpg OK, ok, so not actually a CPU upgrade, as such... Ive had the same luck as Dave Curran from Tynesoft! My recently bought A3000 was actually the best one I had seen when I had removed the cover. Only a vague hint of the battery just starting to leak... with nover corrosion anywhe...
by Paul
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3020 with components dropping off...
Replies: 21
Views: 819

Re: A3020 with components dropping off...

OK... finally had a chance to take a look at the A3020. I'm obviously keen to get it working, with built in IDE and all! I started by practicing with my hot air rework station on some spare circuit boards with surface mount components. Having removed 80% of the boards components, I felt is worked ou...
by Paul
Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2341
Views: 140234

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Hehe. I bought an A3000 cheap off Gumtree hoping sadly it was too badly corroded and could be made in to a rpi box. I was very happy though... original battery, sat in loft for years... no leak... no corrosion! Cut battery out and replaced as usual. Got one of these 'ol scrappers hoping (oddly) to b...
by Paul
Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2341
Views: 140234

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Hi Zarchos. I've bid on it and will PM you shortly... [-o< :D http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Poem-500-Embroidery-Machine-with-Acorn-A7000-computer-software-leads-threads-/391498779303?hash=item5b27254aa7:g:474AAOSwOVpXeTiI Embroidery machine and A7000 :shock: That makes the machine and software a tad exp...
by Paul
Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3020 with components dropping off...
Replies: 21
Views: 819

Re: A3020 with components dropping off...

I had to put it on hold for a little bit... annoyingly after I had got the components and tools.

But I will be going ahead with the repair and will do a parts list and possibly also a video in the next two months or so...

Cheers,

Paul.
by Paul
Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: ICS Wizzo IDEFS for A5000/A4 (+A3020/A4000...) improves CF card support!
Replies: 46
Views: 1643

Re: ICS Wizzo IDEFS for A5000/A4 (+A3020/A4000...) improves CF card support!

Been absent from the forum for a little bit as I'd taken on a rather large project.

Is there anyone that could run off a 2-3 of these wizzo Roms, if I cross your palms with silver? It would be greatly appreciated! :D
by Paul
Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Some RiscPC Bits for Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: Some RiscPC Bits for Sale

Hey. I'm interested in the ide podules and the scsi podule. Could you PM me with a price? Thanks! Paul.
by Paul
Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Does anyone know LOGO?
Replies: 17
Views: 879

Re: Does anyone know LOGO?

An, thanks for this. That would explain why my turtle wasn't being driven by logo... It needed the drivers!

Can't wait to test it! :)

Paul.
by Paul
Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Hats on Cats...?
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: Hats on Cats...?

Thanks for the tip, I'll dig through his titles! And sbadger, my wife loved that pic, but it's definatley not how to win the game! ;)
by Paul
Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2541
Views: 142778

Re: LOLPRICE

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-Microcomput ... nav=SEARCH

It doesn't even need an mmc or data centre because it has a tape player. And a deal at only £300. P&P extra of course.

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