May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby lazarusr » Mon May 08, 2017 4:39 pm

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lazarusr wrote:There is free parking at the museum. However, it is a small car park and it is likely to be busy because of the event.

I think last time we (ABUG folks) boxed ourselves in to the car park behind, as we didn't need to leave by 5pm like the regular visitors. Pretty sure I left my car at the museum overnight last time. Are we getting to stay after hours again this time BTW?

I am dependent on leaving my car there as there is no parking at my hotel.

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby jbnbeeb » Mon May 08, 2017 5:09 pm

Hi,

Yes we can stay late Friday Saturday as per last year!

Parking is available but limited spaces.

It's all detailed in first post at top of this thread :-)

We'll probably order takeaway in to museum on Friday night.

I've booked the geldhart pub for meal on Saturday at 7.30
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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby dp11 » Mon May 08, 2017 6:02 pm

I should also say Cambridge has a lots of road works on some of the major routes.

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby Elminster » Mon May 08, 2017 6:49 pm

dp11 wrote:I should also say Cambridge has a lots of road works on some of the major routes.


So has everywhere. Keep closing a120 and a12 in Essex. Right pain. I shall probably hire a helicopter.

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby Elminster » Mon May 08, 2017 6:50 pm

jbnbeeb wrote:Parking is available but limited spaces.

It's all detailed in first post at top of this thread :-)


As I am coming as a member of the public I shall make you all move you cars for me then. Ha ha.

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby IanS » Mon May 08, 2017 7:21 pm

jbnbeeb wrote:Yes we can stay late Friday Saturday as per last year!

Parking is available but limited spaces.


There would have been more if the garage next door hadn't put a chain across their parking bays. When I spoke to Jason F about it he said he forgot to ask them to leave it open. If you are in contact with him before the weekend, you could remind him.

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby jbnbeeb » Mon May 08, 2017 8:49 pm

IanS wrote:
jbnbeeb wrote:Yes we can stay late Friday Saturday as per last year!

Parking is available but limited spaces.


There would have been more if the garage next door hadn't put a chain across their parking bays. When I spoke to Jason F about it he said he forgot to ask them to leave it open. If you are in contact with him before the weekend, you could remind him.


Wasn't aware of that but yes I will ask...
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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby dixiestoat » Tue May 09, 2017 7:04 am

If i was to bring my Matchbox Co Pro with me could some kind person please put the latest Firnware on it with all the latest goodies ? Mine was one of the original batch so i'd love all the enhancements that have come since ? [-o<

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby jbnbeeb » Tue May 09, 2017 7:06 am

jbnbeeb wrote:
IanS wrote:
jbnbeeb wrote:Yes we can stay late Friday Saturday as per last year!

Parking is available but limited spaces.


There would have been more if the garage next door hadn't put a chain across their parking bays. When I spoke to Jason F about it he said he forgot to ask them to leave it open. If you are in contact with him before the weekend, you could remind him.


Wasn't aware of that but yes I will ask...


...Jason F tells me the chain is gone already :) So we have more space than last year for parking.
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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby daveejhitchins » Tue May 09, 2017 7:38 am

I'm hoping to bring a working version of the New AP5 to play with :D Note: It may NOT be fully working! Dave (hoglet) is working very hard to iron out some peculiarities with the 1MHz Bus synchronization, probably due to the speed of the CPLD.

The other thing I'll be doing is trying to work out the equations for the IdeAIN interface PLDs - manually! That should keep me quiet for a while :D

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby dp11 » Tue May 09, 2017 8:29 am

With a bit of programming on a beeb using the printer and user port we could you your pal work . A d possibly reverse engineer any difficult bits.

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Postby daveejhitchins » Tue May 09, 2017 8:43 am

dp11 wrote:With a bit of programming on a beeb using the printer and user port we could you your pal work . A d possibly reverse engineer any difficult bits.
Ooooow! Yes please :D I'll bring some suitable cables - I don't have a working Beeb! Could someone loan us one for the weekend, please?

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby sydney » Tue May 09, 2017 8:52 am

I'm pretty sure there will be one or two available on site Dave. I'm sure I counted about a hundred upstairs last year!

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby dp11 » Tue May 09, 2017 8:54 am

I'll have my master with me.

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby Elminster » Tue May 09, 2017 9:36 am

Semi related question.

I have bought my tickets to Acorn World event via Musuems website and have email confirmation. Should I get some tickets now? Via email or post? Or do I just turn up and they have a record. Perhaps I will give them a tinkle but thought it was worth asking.

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby BigEd » Tue May 09, 2017 9:39 am

They are pretty relaxed - show them the email on a phone or printout and you'll be fine, I'd think.

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby Elminster » Tue May 09, 2017 10:18 am

BigEd wrote:They are pretty relaxed - show them the email on a phone or printout and you'll be fine, I'd think.


Printout? What is that? Is that like those things made from trees?

Phone email doable.

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Postby Prime » Tue May 09, 2017 12:46 pm

daveejhitchins wrote:The other thing I'll be doing is trying to work out the equations for the IdeAIN interface PLDs - manually! That should keep me quiet for a while

You of course have a schematic of the bit of the circuit that it's from? That would at least tell you what pins are inputs and outputs and if there are any external feedbacks (e.g. a combinational output wired externally to the clock input for any flipflops).

Sounds like a job for an Arduino board and a bit of C code.....

Cheers.

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby sbadger » Tue May 09, 2017 12:49 pm

Arcadian wrote:
sbadger wrote:Something I thought of though, i'd still really like to buy a physcial copy of mountain panic. Does anyone think there a chance?

Leave it with me!

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby Prime » Tue May 09, 2017 12:59 pm

Right planning on bringing :

Valiant turtle belonging to Arcadian allong with Beeb containing logo roms, DFS and floppy drives. ***
Beeb Master with Co-pros, Datacentre BeebSID, BeebOPL etc
Atoms as normal.
Soldering / desoldering gear to do repairs etc.
Arduino mega + breadboard + cable.
Eprom / flash / AVR /CPLD / PIC programemrs.
Tools & Scope.
I'll try and remember my monitor & keyboard this time !

Anything else anyone wants me to bring?

*** Dave, Jason you'll need to provide a monitor for this but somehow I don't see this as being a problem :) :)

Cheers.

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby nudelooney » Tue May 09, 2017 1:50 pm

Elminster wrote:Semi related question.

I have bought my tickets to Acorn World event via Musuems website and have email confirmation. Should I get some tickets now? Via email or post? Or do I just turn up and they have a record. Perhaps I will give them a tinkle but thought it was worth asking.


Last year they had a list of names on the desk. So, obviously, I walked to the desk and announced as loudly as I possibly could "I'M NUDE LOONEY".

Good job I didn't name myself "hotlips 69" or something.

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Postby 1024MAK » Tue May 09, 2017 2:24 pm

nudelooney wrote:
Elminster wrote:Semi related question.

I have bought my tickets to Acorn World event via Musuems website and have email confirmation. Should I get some tickets now? Via email or post? Or do I just turn up and they have a record. Perhaps I will give them a tinkle but thought it was worth asking.


Last year they had a list of names on the desk. So, obviously, I walked to the desk and announced as loudly as I possibly could "I'M NUDE LOONEY".

Good job I didn't name myself "hotlips 69" or something.

:lol: :lol: :lol: =D>

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby Elminster » Tue May 09, 2017 5:32 pm

nudelooney wrote:
Elminster wrote:Semi related question.

I have bought my tickets to Acorn World event via Musuems website and have email confirmation. Should I get some tickets now? Via email or post? Or do I just turn up and they have a record. Perhaps I will give them a tinkle but thought it was worth asking.


Last year they had a list of names on the desk. So, obviously, I walked to the desk and announced as loudly as I possibly could "I'M NUDE LOONEY".

Good job I didn't name myself "hotlips 69" or something.


I shall just walk about shouting 'I am a nude looney' and see what happens

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby lazarusr » Wed May 10, 2017 8:03 am

LUXURY ROOM AVAILABLE IN CAMBRIDGE HOTEL

Something has come up that means, sadly, I am now not able to attend. I am completely gutted about this - I haven't missed an ABUG meeting since I joined StarDot.

I had booked a prepaid on a no cancel basis, a King Room with Breakfast at the Cambridge Hilton. I paid the (eye-watering) sum of £322.30. It seems a pity for this room to go to waste. If anyone is interested, please PM me. I am not looking for anything like £300. Any vaguely reasonable offer will be accepted. Just don't want it to go to waste.

Hope you all have a good time. Post lots of pictures.

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby IanS » Wed May 10, 2017 8:17 pm

lazarusr wrote:Something has come up that means, sadly, I am now not able to attend. I am completely gutted about this - I haven't missed an ABUG meeting since I joined StarDot.

That's a shame, who is going to make all the noise now :D (I was looking forward to seeing/hearing the new noise maker)

See you at the next meeting.

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Postby sydney » Wed May 10, 2017 9:27 pm

lazarusr wrote: I am completely gutted about this - I haven't missed an ABUG meeting since I joined StarDot.


I was thinking this before I read it.
Damn shame you'll not be there, I was really looking forward to you demonstrating your new project. :(

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby jbnbeeb » Wed May 10, 2017 9:35 pm

Yes shame you can't be with us Robert :(
Will we have BeebOPL so we can still make some lazarusr-derived noise at Cambridge?
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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby jbnbeeb » Wed May 10, 2017 9:37 pm

I guess this means we have a space available -- so if anyone wants to come along last minute and have some table space, please drop a note here or PM me.

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby lazarusr » Wed May 10, 2017 10:12 pm

jbnbeeb wrote:YWill we have BeebOPL so we can still make some lazarusr-derived noise at Cambridge?

I think a couple of people said they were bringing theirs along.

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby jgharston » Thu May 11, 2017 8:11 pm

Will there be anybody coming who can get my Matchbox and/or PiTube up and running? I think the Matchbox needs somebody with better eyesight than me to solder a capacitor on it, I can't remember what stalled me getting the PiTube working.

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