ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby Arcadian » Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:18 pm

Glad you got in haha, see you all later, hope to be dropping by around 9.30ish...
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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby jgharston » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:06 pm

I risked dismantling my main setup to bring my Master with me, so I can do hardware stuff I can't do with my Compact. Currently *COMPACTing my 512M IDE drive. ;)
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A, ahem, portable Master:
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Busy people:
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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby Prime » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:29 pm

Well I'm happy.......
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Cheers.

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby daveejhitchins » Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:31 am

Have a great time guys. I'm having to suffer 26deg C - and it's 22:30 :roll:

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby jgharston » Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:35 pm

Backing up Arcadian's hard drive over the network. It balked at transfering the 20M DOS image, so FSplit'ing it with the maximum MTU we could manage, 320K. (That is, before somebody tripped over the power lead for the centre table....)
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Luckily, after restoring the power we just restarted at part 24.

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby danielj » Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:44 pm

=D> Pleased to see this getting imaged!

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby Arcadian » Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:57 pm

Yep, thanks Jonathan for your work on this - it's certainly saved me a lot of time archiving to hundreds of floppies!
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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby Arcadian » Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:09 pm

Here's the group photo for this weekend's ABug!

Thanks Alex for organising! :)
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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby 1024MAK » Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:41 pm

Some 'photos...
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Plenty going on...

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Investigation of a fault with a 'scope...

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Switch that noise off!

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Normal service will resume shortly...

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Sound repairs?
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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby 1024MAK » Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:45 pm

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Testing, testing after PSU repairs...

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Honest, lots of work is being done :-)

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Techinican's spin...

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At least someone is busy :-)

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Cue the videodisc
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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby 1024MAK » Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:46 pm

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Ceefax returns?

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Or does it?

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No more table space available

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Development tunes

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Hopefully it will be mastered soon... :-)
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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby 1024MAK » Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:46 pm

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ROM RAM board

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Some under the age of XXXX spotted!

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More testing!

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The longest tune ever!!!!!
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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby davidb » Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:20 pm

Very good! Please keep them coming. :D

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby BigEd » Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:24 pm

Great to have the photos - keep them coming!

Anyone got plans, vague or otherwise, for going over to the local computer museum on Sunday afternoon? Or indeed, Sunday morning?

Entrance to the museum costs £6.50 for adults and £3.50 for children - with over 40 systems that are fully hands on!
29th January - 11am-5.30pm

- http://www.retrocomputermuseum.co.uk/

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby jgharston » Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:13 pm

Recovering Alex's hard drive. This one needed a spell of cryonic manipulation followed by application of accelative thrust and a change of local gravity orientation.
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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby hoglet » Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:01 am

All the photos are very much appreciated. Sounds like everyone is having a great time. Keep them coming!

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby 1024MAK » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:16 am

Some better quality (bigger file size, less compression) versions of the 'photos that I posted are here :D

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby lazarusr » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:27 am

I have one final BeebOPL kit with me. If anyone here would like it, please let me know. Unless I decide to do a third run of boards (and order a third batch of Yamaha chips) – and I have no plans to do that – this really is the final kit.

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby 1024MAK » Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:05 am

Did everyone remember to fill the form in?
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APPLICATION FOR ATTENDING ABUG EVENTS
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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby oss003 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:14 am

Nice photo's, thanks....

I see a Doomsday machine, a BeebOPL, a harddisk, some broken Beebs, a broken Atom, beer 8) .....
Can somebody please give a summary of ongoing projects?

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby 1024MAK » Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:26 am

Sunday morning and it's getting busy again...
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Overview

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Arc repairs

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More repair work

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That's not an Acorn!

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Phill did try to bring it back to life.

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A different arm technology LOL

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Robots are taking over...


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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby jbnbeeb » Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:32 pm

Great pics!
Wish I coulda made it down but even the form posted upthread wouldn't have worked as it was other half's birthday this w/e.

It'd be great to hear about some of the projects you've all been working on :)
I'm going to ..
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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby 1024MAK » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:08 pm

Metal Cased BBC B Micro

The Metal Cased BBC B Micro (which you may have seen in the photos earlier in this thread) from this thread has a new thread detailing it and the repair work done. The link to the new thread is here :D

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby Arcadian » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:43 pm

Today's group piccie!
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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby flibble » Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:48 pm

I had a great time over the weekend and got a lot done!

pico, md5sum, sha256sum, mini_httpd, lua, angband compiled up for Risc iX
My A4 keyboard works again with assistance from Phil M
I had a go at writing a program using the BBC Graphics Extension Rom sprite plotting routines, it works!

Many thanks to Alex for organising, it's a great addition to the events calendar.

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby Prime » Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:08 pm

flibble wrote:I had a great time over the weekend and got a lot done!

pico, md5sum, sha256sum, mini_httpd, lua, angband compiled up for Risc iX
My A4 keyboard works again with assistance from Phil M

Phill HS :) But no probs glad to be of assistance.

I had a go at writing a program using the BBC Graphics Extension Rom sprite plotting routines, it works!

Many thanks to Alex for organising, it's a great addition to the events calendar.

Aggreed :)

Cheers.

Phill.

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby JonC » Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:50 pm

Good do guys, just got back home!

Great weekend Alex, went off with nary a hitch! :mrgreen:

Sadly the A5000 still doesn't work. #-o
But my Elk MRB lives again thanks to some bits from Phill. :D
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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby flynnjs » Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:54 pm

Alex,
thanks for organising, it was a good event. Got there about 16:00 on Friday and got home about 17:20 Sunday.
What I've learned:
Random LV-ROM fault facts
Don't open Olivetti PCs and expect an easy time
All the different types of joystick interface
Most Acorn hackers are slightly shy of very small SMD components
I always have fun at ABUGs!

Hope to see many of you again in Cambridge in May.

J

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby flibble » Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:10 pm

Prime wrote:Phill HS :) But no probs glad to be of assistance.


Oops, it seems I need to phill in my address book.

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Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

Postby flaxcottage » Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:16 pm

A great weekend! :D Thanks for organising it Alex.

I didn't exactly get much done practically - everything I attempted needed resources from back at base!! I did, however, discover that building an Aluminium Smelting plant in Clowne, Derbyshire, powered by a nuclear reactor is a recipe for losing a lot of money (courtesy of 'Aluminium' from Longman Software). :lol:

I gained a BeebOPL kit (thank you very much to Lazaruser) - perhaps I can annoy the neighbours with Beeb Rock at high volume. :wink:

Having a meet at a pub is a great idea; all that was missing was an open bar in the ABUG room. :twisted:

Hopefully we'll meet again at the RISCOS Show in Wakefield, if I can get out of my meeting that day! [-o<
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