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The Micro One / London / Mon 19th Sept 2016

Postby helpful » Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:13 am

At this month's meeting of the RISC OS User Group Of London on Monday 19th September, we have Tom Williamson of Ident Computer as our guest speaker.

Tom will be talking about how he is using BBC Micros and RISC OS computers in education in 2016, the successes he's had, and the fleet of computers that travel to schools and shows.

He will be showing off the his new all-in-one Beeb styled RISC OS machine, the Micro One - http://www.ident-online.co.uk/computer/ ... index.html

The Micro One will be available for people to play with at the meeting. We'll be looking at some of the features, running RISC OS 3.1 for 26bit software, using MS DOS and Windows 3.1, and running BBC and ZX Spectrum games as well.

Tom will be taking preorders for the kits ahead of the London Show. This is a chance claim a unit in the colour trim of your choice!

ROUGOL meetings are held on the third Monday of every month and are free to attend, so drop in for a drink and a chat. More details on the website:
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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: The Micro One / London / Mon 19th Sept 2016

Postby richardtoohey » Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:28 am

Looks interesting. (Pedant hat on: they need someone to proof-read their site. :-#)

Is it as tall as the Fuze? John showed me the Fuze and it looked slightly uncomfortable to type on because of the angle of the keyboard (and it wasn't adjustable.)

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Re: The Micro One / London / Mon 19th Sept 2016

Postby Zarchos » Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:33 am

Yes that looks interesting, red green or blue.
I wonder if the keyboard is a good quality one, though.

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Postby daveejhitchins » Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:56 am

Perhaps a member, who is attending the meeting, can do a brief "user" review and comment on how the demonstration went - A video would be good too?

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Re: The Micro One / London / Mon 19th Sept 2016

Postby flaxcottage » Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:14 am

richardtoohey wrote:Looks interesting. (Pedant hat on: they need someone to proof-read their site. :-#)

Is it as tall as the Fuze? John showed me the Fuze and it looked slightly uncomfortable to type on because of the angle of the keyboard (and it wasn't adjustable.)


Looks to have cleaner lines than the FUZE keyboard and the space bar is bigger. The copy key is in a strange place. The FUZE is a pain for typing, yes, but it is so cute. :lol:
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Re: The Micro One / London / Mon 19th Sept 2016

Postby helpful » Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:35 am

Zarchos wrote:I wonder if the keyboard is a good quality one, though.

I know Tom had some trouble getting a good keyboard, with his original order not turning up :-( So I don't know what one he settled on in the end.

daveejhitchins wrote:Perhaps a member, who is attending the meeting, can do a brief "user" review and comment on how the demonstration went - A video would be good too?

Yes, one of those many StarDot members who are going to be inundating the meeting!

I don't think this meeting will be recorded, but Tom is also attending the London Show and giving a theatre presentation there that will be. However the show talks are obviously shorter and have less time for questions.

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Re: The Micro One / London / Mon 19th Sept 2016

Postby richardtoohey » Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:04 am

helpful wrote:Yes, one of those many StarDot members who are going to be inundating the meeting!
Hhhhmmm, do I detect a hint of sarcasm? :-k :lol:

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Re: The Micro One / London / Mon 19th Sept 2016

Postby 1024MAK » Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:11 am

I would love to attend some of these. I could use a discount on the train to get there. But the journey would take about three hours to get there. Then I hit the problem that although there are trains from London in the evening, by the time I get to the station where I have to change, the local service has ended for the day :( Rather takes the fun out of it...

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Re: The Micro One / London / Mon 19th Sept 2016

Postby helpful » Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:53 pm

richardtoohey wrote:
helpful wrote:Yes, one of those many StarDot members who are going to be inundating the meeting!
Hhhhmmm, do I detect a hint of sarcasm? :-k :lol:

I think I've been spending too much time with flibble :lol:

the journey would take about three hours to get there

Yeah, a three hour journey would be pushing it a bit!

For others not so far away, a reminder that ROUGOL's venue is well connected for trains:
- 2 mins walk from Borough tube station
- 5 mins from London Bridge
- 10 mins from Waterloo (two stops on Jubilee line to London Bridge)
- 15 mins from Euston and Kings Cross/St Pancras (down the Bank branch of the Northern Line to Borough)

I'll put that info up on the website too. (Edit, done - http://www.rougol.jellybaby.net/bem.html )

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Re: The Micro One / London / Mon 19th Sept 2016

Postby helpful » Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:54 am

Reminder, this meeting is tomorrow!

Tom is making a long journey from Shrewsbury to show us the Micro One, so do come along if you can to give him a good audience.

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RISC OS London Show - http://www.riscoslondonshow.co.uk/

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Re: The Micro One / London / Mon 19th Sept 2016

Postby lazarusr » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:16 am

Just got back from this. Very interesting and a great bunch of people. Would highly recommend this to any members in the London area. Even though I don't have a huge degree of interest in Acorn 32-bit platforms, I still got a lot out of this.

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Re: The Micro One / London / Mon 19th Sept 2016

Postby helpful » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:05 am

It was a very interesting and well put together talk by Tom, and discussions went on well after the talk finished.

Glad you enjoyed your first visit to ROUGOL lazarusr. Hope you got home ok after your late departure!

One of these days we'll get more than one StarDotter there at the same time! Remember, meetings are on the third Monday of every month :-)

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