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

Postby Multiwizard » Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:08 pm

daveejhitchins wrote:
Multiwizard wrote:It comes without the semiconductors/IC's, this because of the customs of the airports...
:shock: I've got to ask WHY? :shock:

Dave H :D

p.s. Sorry, everyone . . . B*%%#y leg's still giving me problems so I'm giving my place over to someone else. Next year! Lots of photos and comments, please [-o<
Maybe otherwise they will see it as an Atom bomb.... :mrgreen:

Sad to hear you can't make it this weekend... :(

Get well soon... :D


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

Postby lazarusr » Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:00 pm

Is the Centre air-conditioned? (Please say yes [-o< )

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Postby Multiwizard » Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:14 pm

lazarusr wrote:Is the Centre air-conditioned? (Please say yes [-o< )
Very good point, heat is also my biggest enemy... :(

My Acorn Attic has not for nothing 2 ceiling fans... :mrgreen:


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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Postby jbnbeeb » Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:44 pm

lazarusr wrote:Is the Centre air-conditioned? (Please say yes [-o< )

It's not.
When I visited a while back they did claim to have some fans they could bring out..
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Postby tricky » Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:08 pm

I did mention before that I had a couple of beebs that I really wanted to get working.
A b+ for compatibility testing and because i have always wanted one.
A torch model B that was kindly donated by a member on here from France.
If anyone is thinking of helping, is there anything I could bring to help other than some spare chips, test gear, soldering tools and air-conditioning (I can't bring air-conditioning).

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Postby jbnbeeb » Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:36 pm

Hey Tricky could you bring some of your Sd card Beebs so we can have a Tricky gaming area?
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Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

Postby jbnbeeb » Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:37 pm

...And just to say looking forward to meeting you all at Cambridge :)

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

Postby Prime » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:59 pm

I Just had a thought,

Since some of us will be soldering the museum are aware that we in general have a prefference for NON Lead free solder? It might be a problem if members of the public are going to be allowed into the room?

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Postby helpful » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:08 pm

jbnbeeb wrote:
lazarusr wrote:Is the Centre air-conditioned? (Please say yes [-o< )

It's not.
When I visited a while back they did claim to have some fans they could bring out..

No air-conditioning, but the big fans are out.

Flibble and I have started setting up in one corner of the room, mostly RISCiX boxes so far!

I have brought my A4 along to see if it can be brought back to life. I suspect it may have rotted away as I've been a bad parent leaving it in a drawer for about 5 years :-(

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

Postby lazarusr » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:12 pm

Prime wrote:I Just had a thought,

Since some of us will be soldering the museum are aware that we in general have a prefference for NON Lead free solder? It might be a problem if members of the public are going to be allowed into the room?

Cheers.

Phill.

So there are two sets of regulatory issues. The first are the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2008 (RoHS regulations). These relate to the use of lead in electronic and electrical equipment that is placed on the market. Very few of us place goods on the market in the sense required by the RoHS regulations – they do not apply to hobbyists. In any event, the location where the product is designed and manufactured is irrelevant. So the fact that we are doing it at the museum is neither here nor there.

The other issue relates to quite extensive and complex regulations regarding what goes on in a workplace. The museum is undoubtedly a workplace (because a few people work there). So the regulations do apply. The duties that arise under these regulations apply to employers and, sometimes, workers. Since we will neither be employers or workers, there will be no duty on us to comply. There will, of course, be a duty on Jason Fitzpatrick as employer of the people who work at the museum and if what we are doing is hazardous, he will be under a duty to stop us. In any event, there is considerable debate as to whether the legal duty is owed only to workers or whether it extends to visitors to a workplace.

In reality, both legally and practically, I seriously doubt that the microscopic amount of lead we will release into the atmosphere will be a worry to anyone. If I were Jason (or his lawyer) I would be much more concerned about visitors tripping over all the cables we will be using - a source of personal injury claims on a fairly regular basis.

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

Postby richardtoohey » Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:31 am

Have fun, guys, don't forget to post some notes & pictures of what's going on. :D

(@daveh - sorry that you are going to miss it, glad to see you posting again.)

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Postby Arcadian » Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:53 am

If anybody has a spare C64 psu and Scart lead they could bring and let me borrow that would be swell! I received an Easyflash cart yesterday and I'd like to dedicate some of the weekend to figuring out how the flip you program it!

Also, I'm packing my car with all sorts of Acorn bits that I'm looking to sell on; no computers or copros, but I have various hardware upgrades, boxed ROMs, a fair few games/apps on disc and, if I can be bothered loading them, hundreds of original tapes. So if anybody is after anything, ask me and you will be free to browse through all the bits in my car boot!
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Postby Arcadian » Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:56 am

That's really unfortunate news Dave :(

Hope that pesky leg sorts itself damn soon - can't have you missing any more ABugs!

I was intending to bring you a crate of random ICs that the Science Museum gave me after they cleared out the last of their BBC Micro bits - but don't worry I'll keep them safe for you until Bolton!
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Postby BigEd » Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:12 am

helpful wrote:
jbnbeeb wrote:
lazarusr wrote:Is the Centre air-conditioned? (Please say yes [-o< )

It's not.
When I visited a while back they did claim to have some fans they could bring out..

No air-conditioning, but the big fans are out.

Flibble and I have started setting up in one corner of the room, mostly RISCiX boxes so far!

Is there WiFi? Please tell me there is!

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Postby tricky » Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:24 am

I wasn't going to bring spare ones for display as I thought that we didn't have any space, but I can bring a few if you like.
How many would you like for display?
I'll bring a portable CRT for each and maybe a couple of mini co-pros.
If anyone wants to play tube elite and they can get it running, I would suggest bringing their favourite joystick.

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

Postby jbnbeeb » Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:31 am

Tricky I'll pm you

Phill, as for soldering, there's no worries re fumes. And as for cables.. The soldering will be put at back of the room well away from public.

It's all good.

Don't panic! ;-)
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Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

Postby daveejhitchins » Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:46 am

Arcadian wrote:That's really unfortunate news Dave :(

Hope that pesky leg sorts itself damn soon - can't have you missing any more ABugs!

I was intending to bring you a crate of random ICs that the Science Museum gave me after they cleared out the last of their BBC Micro bits - but don't worry I'll keep them safe for you until Bolton!
Ooooow! That sound interesting :D I'll be there is spirit e.g. I'll be drowning my sorrows in Whisky :lol:

And . . . Please don't forget the Photos, Videos and whatever else you can capture =D>

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Postby jbnbeeb » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:19 am

Please can anyone bring eprom blower and eproms? I need to put two in an abr to get pc/gem desktop via copro to master
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Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

Postby lazarusr » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:23 am

jbnbeeb wrote:Please can anyone bring eprom blower and eproms? I need to put two in an abr to get pc/gem desktop via copro to master

I have a working set of Master 512 disks that I am bringing. I could just copy them for you.

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Postby sPhilMainwaring » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:25 am

Ed ... Yup there's wifi :)

Also, I'm at the museum now if anyone else is about too :D
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Postby Prime » Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:17 am

I'll be setting off from Coventry pretty soon so see everyone later.

Cheers,

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Postby sPhilMainwaring » Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:34 pm

1:15 pm ... I'm sure I just saw hoglet drive into the car park ... turn around ... and drive off :p

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Postby hoglet » Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:38 pm

sPhilMainwaring wrote:1:15 pm ... I'm sure I just saw hoglet drive into the car park ... turn around ... and drive off :p

Ha! Just testing.....

I was just checking there was car parking before checking in to the hotel.

Is the room available now to drop off kit in?

Anyone else there?

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Postby dp11 » Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:59 pm

Still at work in Cambridge. You are all distracting me. :D

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Postby Paul » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:22 pm

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

Cheers,

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Postby sPhilMainwaring » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:01 pm

10 am usually Paul though I dare say it may be unofficially open earlier tomorrow and sunday given the comings and goings :)

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Postby sPhilMainwaring » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:35 pm

DaveH ... this one's for my family really but I don't mind sharing it to give a flavour :)

Lovely weather to be sat indoors pulling the blinds to get rid of annoying screen glare :p

Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKYxUU0n_BE

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Postby SarahWalker » Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:31 pm

Arcadian wrote:If anybody has a spare C64 psu and Scart lead they could bring and let me borrow that would be swell!

I can bring my C64 PSU, unfortunately my only AV cable has a habit of frying SID chips so you probably won't want to use it! :)

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

Postby IanS » Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:12 pm

SarahWalker wrote:
Arcadian wrote:If anybody has a spare C64 psu and Scart lead they could bring and let me borrow that would be swell!

I can bring my C64 PSU, unfortunately my only AV cable has a habit of frying SID chips so you probably won't want to use it! :)

I have a c64 av cable with me.

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

Postby Arcadian » Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:08 pm

Thanks Sarah, Ian for offering to bring the C64 bits!

Couldn't make it in time for the Museum today but am now checked into the Travelodge on Newmarket Road.

See you all in the morning!
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