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BeebDroid authors / London / Mon 15th August 2016

Postby helpful » Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:34 am

The next meeting of the RISC OS User Group Of London will be:

BeebDroid
Kenton Price and Reuben Scratton, Little Fluffy Toys

Monday 15th August 2016, 7:45pm

The Blue-Eyed Maid (upstairs in the restaurant)
173 Borough High Street
London, SE1 1HR

http://www.rougol.jellybaby.net/meetings/index.html

This month we are going back to our roots, with some Beeb emulation!

Kenton Price and Reuben Scratton met at school, where they both developed an interest in programming on the school's BBC Micros. Kenton even had several games published, such as StarQuake and Ripton (that's not a typo!). Many years later, spurred on by a desire to play Kenton's games again, Reuben developed BeebDroid to emulate the Beeb on Android devices.

Kenton and Reuben will tell us about their programming history and the development of BeebDroid, with demos and code examples. They will also tell the story behind iBeeb, the iPhone version that was rejected by Apple and then reborn as a JavaScript emulator to run in a browser.

With one of the authors of RPCemu present, any thoughts about the possibility of an RPCdroid can also be discussed ;-)

Admittance is free and everyone is welcome. A range of hot and cold food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, will be on sale (it's a pub!).

Hope to see a few StarDot members there, particularly if you've never been before. Be good to put some more faces to names.

Bryan.
RISC OS User Group Of London - http://www.rougol.jellybaby.net/
RISC OS London Show - http://www.riscoslondonshow.co.uk/

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Re: BeebDroid authors / London / Mon 15th August 2016

Postby Pernod » Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:56 am

I am going to try to attend this, no promises though.

As the current maintainer for the Acorn 8-bit drivers in MAME I may learn something :D
- Nigel

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Re: BeebDroid authors / London / Mon 15th August 2016

Postby helpful » Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:26 pm

Pernod wrote:I am going to try to attend this, no promises though.

Make it so, number 1!

Any StarDot members around London who are not coming will need a note explaining why from their mum/guardian/carehome manager :lol:

ROUGOL's venue is well connected for trains - only 5 mins from London Bridge, 10 from Waterloo, and 15ish from Euston and Kings Cross/St Pancras.

Bryan.
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Re: BeebDroid authors / London / Mon 15th August 2016

Postby kieranhj » Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:16 pm

I should be able to make it after work on Monday. Sounds like fun!

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Re: BeebDroid authors / London / Mon 15th August 2016

Postby richardtoohey » Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:44 am

London Bridge used be my London station when I was in the rat race ... bit further away now. :mrgreen:

Sounds like a good meeting, enjoy. :D

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Re: BeebDroid authors / London / Mon 15th August 2016

Postby helpful » Sun Aug 14, 2016 4:22 pm

richardtoohey wrote:London Bridge used be my London station when I was in the rat race ... bit further away now.

You are excused from missing the meeting :-D

For everyone else, reminder it is tomorrow!

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Re: BeebDroid authors / London / Mon 15th August 2016

Postby helpful » Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:17 am

An excellent evening, thanks to Kenton and Reuben.

Good to meet you Pernod, hope your first trip to ROUGOL was enjoyable :-)

Couple of small piccies and links to the presentation added to the website:

http://www.rougol.jellybaby.net/meetings/2016/aug.html

Bryan.
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Re: BeebDroid authors / London / Mon 15th August 2016

Postby davidb » Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:54 am

Thanks for sharing! :)

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Re: BeebDroid authors / London / Mon 15th August 2016

Postby Pernod » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:35 am

helpful wrote:Good to meet you Pernod, hope your first trip to ROUGOL was enjoyable :-)

Yep, was great to meet you guys and talk emulation with Reuben and Kenton, though I'm sure the beer was dodgy! Cheers.
- Nigel

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