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 dp11 » Thu May 11, 2017 8:17 pm

I should be able to fix pitube and possibly matchbox.

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

Postby sbadger » Thu May 11, 2017 9:00 pm

jgharston wrote: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.


i'll be soldering caps on my kit and since last week wielding reading glasses (now i'm in the old man's eyes club), happy to help if i can.
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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby flynnjs » Thu May 11, 2017 10:47 pm

jgharston wrote: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.


I shall be there we "official" ;-) Matchbox capacitors

I'll be bringing the usual assortment of repair gizmos for any other jobs too.

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

Postby Prime » Fri May 12, 2017 12:18 am

flynnjs wrote:I'll be bringing the usual assortment of repair gizmos for any other jobs too.

Jason I remember speaking to you at the Leicester meetup, and asking about your led ring for your microscope, you said you may have a spare that I could have.......

Cheers.

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

Postby daveejhitchins » Fri May 12, 2017 6:29 am

Also . . . If someone could bring a Power block, suitable for a Pi e.g. micro USB 2A/2.5A - Please :D

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

Postby dp11 » Fri May 12, 2017 7:53 am

If I remember I will bring one as I design them.

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

Postby jgharston » Fri May 12, 2017 10:01 am

Right. 11am. Getting into the car. See you in three hours.

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

Postby Prime » Fri May 12, 2017 11:21 am

Just having a burger before getting on the M6 and heading to cambridge. See you all in a couple of hours.

Cheers.

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

Postby Prime » Fri May 12, 2017 2:45 pm

Prime wrote:Just having a burger before getting on the M6 and heading to cambridge. See you all in a couple of hours.

Well I'm here now.

Cheers.

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

Postby jgharston » Fri May 12, 2017 2:56 pm

I'm at the B&B, going to unpack non-computery things, jump in the shower and have a cup of tea, then coming over,

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

Postby sydney » Fri May 12, 2017 4:08 pm

First video from this weekend.

https://youtu.be/EoxLYtfYvxs

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

Postby Zarchos » Fri May 12, 2017 4:14 pm

Guys (and ladies) I really envy you.

Please make some long videos, thank you.

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

Postby z0m8ied0g » Fri May 12, 2017 4:38 pm

Just leaving now, will see you all later (probably about 10 ish)
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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby salmon92 » Fri May 12, 2017 5:35 pm

I'll be going to the museum tomorrow for most of the day, so I'll be sure to say hello. Looking forward to it! :D

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

Postby dixiestoat » Fri May 12, 2017 5:42 pm

Me too. Hoping to be there for around opening time. 1st timer, looking forward to it.. =D> =D>
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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby Elminster » Fri May 12, 2017 5:53 pm

I am composing a long list of questions for tomorrow when I have people cornered.

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

Postby Elminster » Sat May 13, 2017 8:15 am

Leaving to cross border into Cambridgeshire soon. Save me a parking space and make the rain go away.

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

Postby dixiestoat » Sat May 13, 2017 11:28 am

A trip out for lunch whilst Flynnjs kindly updates my Matchbox.. :D
A couple of pics for starters...
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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby salmon92 » Sat May 13, 2017 11:40 am

dixiestoat wrote:A trip out for lunch whilst Flynnjs kindly updates my Matchbox.. :D
A couple of pics for starters...

Nice! I can see my friend and I hunched over the BBC Micros in the last picture!

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

Postby dixiestoat » Sat May 13, 2017 4:55 pm

A couple more pics from me..
Something old Vs Something new..
:D
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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby dixiestoat » Sat May 13, 2017 5:08 pm

Plus this brought back some memories.. we had a Turtle at School.. :D
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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby Pernod » Sat May 13, 2017 7:49 pm

Did I spy a Communicator in one of the earlier photos? As far as I know the ROMs have never been dumped, hope someone can rectify this.
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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby Elminster » Sat May 13, 2017 8:13 pm

Was a good day out, got my new MGC, my new star dot tshirts and saw (heard) the next gen Beeb sound.

Plus me and my daughter played ever game in the place. And she says that Tricky's frogger is better than Acornsofts (which was on the electron in the main room).

Good organisation and looking forward to next year!

Edit: oh and the AP5 in action. Beebscsi mini was work in progress when I was hanging about.

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

Postby BigEd » Sat May 13, 2017 8:29 pm

Pernod wrote:Did I spy a Communicator in one of the earlier photos? As far as I know the ROMs have never been dumped, hope someone can rectify this.

That's a very good idea! It must have a 65816 Basic, I think - see photo here.

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

Postby firthmj » Sat May 13, 2017 9:00 pm

Enjoyable if short visit.

Thanks to jdnbeeb and everyone else involved for organising this!

Will be interesting to find out what the solution to the mystery failing CoPro was...
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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby hoglet » Sat May 13, 2017 9:02 pm

firthmj wrote:Will be interesting to find out what the solution to the mystery failing CoPro was...

Pray tell more...

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

Postby firthmj » Sat May 13, 2017 9:08 pm

hoglet wrote:
firthmj wrote:Will be interesting to find out what the solution to the mystery failing CoPro was...

Pray tell more...


We had one of Jason's more recent green batch that wouldn't run the x86 or ARM designs properly - appeared to be an issue with the external RAM. When I left Jason and someone else (I didn't catch his name) were trying to work out what was up with it (and we'd been wrestling for several hours by that point).

We were using the latest released firmware from Nov 2016
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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby dp11 » Sat May 13, 2017 9:42 pm

It was me. Dave what ram speed it the copro expecting? With 70ns rev E chips tge x86 doesn't appear to work correctly some times you get ram faulty type 0/xxxx where xxxx appears to be random.

RevD ram at 70ns appear to work. Jason has tried all the usual tricks of adding extra decoupling etc.

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

Postby firthmj » Sat May 13, 2017 10:01 pm

dp11 wrote:It was me.


Hi, apologies for not making introductions earlier!
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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby dp11 » Sat May 13, 2017 10:38 pm

No problem. I did sort off barge in.


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