Educational Archive not in STH

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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby lurkio » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:27 pm

billcarr2005 wrote:For the sake of completeness, here is the disk version too...

Thank you! But there's really no need to wait for me to post an inferior tape-to-disc hack before you pull another treasure from the bottomless vault of BillCarr! (I'm just getting a slight feeling of déjà vu, you see...)

Please don't hesitate to upload any other items that we might be missing, educational or otherwise. I'm sure they'd be much appreciated by all.

=D> =D> =D>

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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby flaxcottage » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:58 pm

lurkio wrote:
billcarr2005 wrote:For the sake of completeness, here is the disk version too...

Thank you! But there's really no need to wait for me to post an inferior tape-to-disc hack before you pull another treasure from the bottomless vault of BillCarr! (I'm just getting a slight feeling of déjà vu, you see...)

Please don't hesitate to upload any other items that we might be missing, educational or otherwise. I'm sure they'd be much appreciated by all.

=D> =D> =D>


Here, here!. :D
- John

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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby flaxcottage » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:54 am

DEVELOPING TRAY

This was a seminal piece of software produced by the Microelectronics in Education Programme (MEP). In its day it was a truly outstanding program and is still valid today with the 'iPad Generation'. It is a pity that it appears to have been 'lost' by teachers in primary schools. #-o

If you don't know the software I suggest you read the pdf in the Docs folder in the attached zip file. Anyone with children will immediately see the value of this program.

It is written entirely in BBC basic, I believe, and so should run on any machine (that is my next project) from the original Beeb right up to the Raspberry Pi. I expect it to run with Richard Russell's excellent BBC basic for Windows so that will open up many more platforms.

BITD this was pushed by the MEP as a free resource to schools so there should be no copyright issues here. :D
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Constellations: Star Chaser (1982 - 1988)

Postby lurkio » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:49 pm

You might like to know that Constellations: Star Chaser for the BBC Micro, by DJ Hemsley and/or RJ Lakeman of South Australia, won the "HIGHLY COMMENDED" award in the Annual Game And Toy Awards at the 1985 International Toy Fair. So show some flippin' respect, will you?!

    Scan 1.jpg

Download:


Play online:


Scan of the documentation that came with the game:


Thanks to BillCarr for cracking the protection on the floppy disc.

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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby flaxcottage » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:37 am

And this is educational? :shock:

Well BITD I used to use Starcraft in my teaching as a problem solving and modelling case study. :wink: :-
- John

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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby OneSwitch » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:50 pm

Have unearthed a batch of interesting educational disks, including some concept keyboard stuff with actual layouts I could scan in. Hope to share more soon.

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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby CMcDougall » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:38 pm

OneSwitch wrote:Have unearthed a batch of interesting educational disCs ....Hope to share more soon

why did postman pat take from the 4th to today 11th, did his cat Jess walk them up :?
anyways, all of them worked first time! 2 needed a 'push' round, then off they went 8)
oneSwitch Barrie Educ 35Discs 11Dec17.jpg
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some of the list:
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cat33

enjoy:
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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby flaxcottage » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:04 pm

Nice haul. :D =D>
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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby billcarr2005 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:26 pm

CMcDougall wrote:some of the list:


Was there nothing protected? :?

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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby OneSwitch » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:03 am

Brilliant job, Colin. Thank you very much.

Really liked Brickup40T.ssd and JudithStansfield 80T X2.dsd. The reading trainers were quite fun too, using just the SPACE BAR to step through.

Most of them seem to need the Concept Keyboard. I'll dig that out after Christmas. I do have some Concept Keyboard overlays (A4 and A3) which may better illuminate how it works. I've also some more discs, but I didn't want to swamp you.

Agreed re. the post. Unusually slow.

Cheers again!

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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby CMcDougall » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:29 pm

^just send them Barrie :) they only take a minute with UPURS5, after setting all the wires /drives up 8) (will box them back up & boomerang them back the morn)
billcarr2005 wrote:Was there nothing protected? :?

no mate, nothing to get your teeth into! :o
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Re: Educational Archive not in STH

Postby OneSwitch » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:20 pm

Nice one. Okay, I'll get the rest sent off this week or early next. :)

Cheers!

Barrie


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