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Dutch Atomic Techsat on 10th June

Postby oss003 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:50 pm

Hi all,

a new Dutch Atomic Techsat is planned on Saterday 10th June.
The main focus will be Atom hard- and software but other related hard- and software is also welcome.

The address is
Dorpscentrum De Schakel
Eerdsebaan 1
5482DA Wijbosch

We start about 10:00 and the meeting ends about 18:00u. The entrance is free but I'm asking a contribution of € 5.00 per person for coffee and lunch. Everybody is free to join for diner after the meeting at a restaurant in the neighbourhood. This diner is not included in the contribution :wink:

Please answer this topic or send me a PM if you are planning to come so that I know how many sandwiches have to be made ...:)

Confirmed:
- oss003 (Kees)
- roland (Roland)
- multwizard (Wim)
- bprosman (Bram)
- leendert (Leendert)
- (Theo)
- (Jan)

Tentative:
- lazarusr (Robert)
- (Gerrit)
- -B- (Neil)

See you on the TechSat!

Greetings,
Kees
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Re: Dutch Atomic Techsat on 10th June

Postby roland » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:04 pm

Of course I'll be there \:D/
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Re: Dutch Atomic Techsat on 10th June

Postby Multiwizard » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:26 pm

Yep yep yep, I´ll be there too... :D


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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Re: Dutch Atomic Techsat on 10th June

Postby bprosman » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:15 pm

Ill be there =D>

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Re: Dutch Atomic Techsat on 10th June

Postby RobGT » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:49 pm

Hi guys,

I would like to come too and meet you all, though I have no Atom, but the date is not suitable for me. At that time I'm on vacation somewhere in South England.
So maybe I'll see you next year in Wijbosch.
Enjoy the Dutch Atomic Techsat meeting.

Groetjes, Rob
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Re: Dutch Atomic Techsat on 10th June

Postby lazarusr » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:56 pm

Please can you put me down (zonder Atom) as very very tentative.

Thanks

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Re: Dutch Atomic Techsat on 10th June

Postby roland » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:01 pm

lazarusr wrote:Please can you put me down (zonder Atom) as very very tentative.


Looking forward to meet you again. If you want to demonstrate some new or improved Beeb projects just let me know and I'll bring my Beeb.
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Re: Dutch Atomic Techsat on 10th June

Postby -B- » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:11 am

Hi All,
I don't have an Atom (yet) but would like to join you and learn more about them.
I live in the Netherlands but work in an English speaking environment so my Dutch is not good.
So, can I tentatively say I will join you but won't know for sure until nearer the time.

Mvg,
Neil.
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Re: Dutch Atomic Techsat on 10th June

Postby oss003 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:26 am

-B- wrote:Hi All,
I don't have an Atom (yet) but would like to join you and learn more about them.
I live in the Netherlands but work in an English speaking environment so my Dutch is not good.
So, can I tentatively say I will join you but won't know for sure until nearer the time.

Mvg,
Neil.

No problem Neil, I'll add you to the tentative list.

Greetings
Kees

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Re: Dutch Atomic Techsat on 10th June

Postby oss003 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:43 pm

Hi guys,

Last reminder for the Atomic Techsat on Saterday June 10th .......... :wink:

Greetings
Kees

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Re: Dutch Atomic Techsat on 10th June

Postby Multiwizard » Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:38 pm

oss003 wrote:Hi guys,

Last reminder for the Atomic Techsat on Saterday June 10th .......... :wink:

Greetings
Kees


Thanks for the reminder Kees, I'll be there... \:D/

I will bring my fully working Acorn ABM machine again and my brand new designed Atom hardware*... 8)

(* My, Atom Projext X - Designing Hardware. on my FB page )


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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Re: Dutch Atomic Techsat on 10th June

Postby roland » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:48 pm

Ready for TechSat 2017 \:D/
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Re: Dutch Atomic Techsat on 10th June

Postby DutchAcorn » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:44 pm

A bit late to confirm, I'll be there in the morning (no need (or time) for sandwiches), I look forward to seeing you tomorrow :D

I'll bring another super-Atom (an A310 this time).
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Re: Dutch Atomic Techsat on 10th June

Postby roland » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:50 pm

It was a lovely day, again. Thanks Kees for organizing this event. Damn ... I didn't take any pictures ](*,)

Wim and I had a good dinner in Schijndel. What a delicious waitresses over there 8)
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Re: Dutch Atomic Techsat on 10th June

Postby Multiwizard » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:39 am

Hi,

it was indeed a great day... :D

Some pickies... 8)


Greetings, Wim... :-)
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Overview#1...
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Overview#2...
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Speech PCB...
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Theo playing with the TYPE&TALK program...

What a nice CP/M system he has...
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The Atom experts analysing my creation...

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Re: Dutch Atomic Techsat on 10th June

Postby Zarchos » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:56 am

Thanks for sharing !
Any infos about this speech add-on ?

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Re: Dutch Atomic Techsat on 10th June

Postby Multiwizard » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:11 am

Zarchos wrote:Thanks for sharing !
Any infos about this speech add-on ?


I have already asked for the lay-out, I will build this one to and upload several clips of it on Youtube... :D


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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Re: Dutch Atomic Techsat on 10th June

Postby Zarchos » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:39 am

Multiwizard wrote:
Zarchos wrote:Thanks for sharing !
Any infos about this speech add-on ?


I have already asked for the lay-out, I will build this one to and upload several clips of it on Youtube... :D


Greetings, Wim... :-)


Great but technically what is it ?
Does is use these sound chips able to output phonems or is it a multipurpose sound chip (pcm ? fm ?) with some complex software à la Arcticulate as found on the Archies ?
Or Vox on the Speccy. 1st time I listened to this software I just couldn't believe it.
30 years later I still remember one of its authors is Olivier Piccioto because Vox started naming its coders.

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Re: Dutch Atomic Techsat on 10th June

Postby oss003 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:53 pm

Hi guys,

time for a little writeup:

Lets start with the soundboard. Theo has made a board for an SP0256 speech processor and an AY-3-8910 soundchip.
The SP0256-AL2 designed by General Instrument was available in a lot of home brew kits in the 80's for speech synthesis for several microcomputers such as the Talk-balk system (VIC-20), Voice box (Atari 8-bit family), Currah system (ZX Spectrum), SPD125 (Apple II), VS100 system (Tandy) and the Votrax system. There also was an ASCII text to phoneme chip available for the SP0256 called CTS256.
The AY-3-8910 is a 3-voice programmable sound generator (PSG) designed by General Instrument in 1978. In the 1980s the AY-3-8910 and its variants became popular chips in many arcade games, and home computers, such as the Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128. It was also produced under license by Yamaha as the YM2149, which was used in the Atari ST. Theo has designed a board with a SP0256 and an AY-3-8910 including an amplifier/mixer, controlled by the Atom.

For this meeting, Roland took his green Atom with him including his newest hardware addition, the BBC-expansion board. He demonstrated the printerport by connecting and controlling a SP0256 by the printerport. He also connected a BeebOPL board to the 1 MHz bus port and filled the room with some nice OPL music. On the RPi expansion port, a RPi zero was installed, showing colourfull graphics. Also some people were interested in the Atom 2015 board so maybe he will order a new batch. Seems that getting a Godil is a problem at the moment.

Paul took a Beeb and Archimedis with him and showed some options of the Archimedes. He also had some power supplies and joysticks available so if anyone wants one, please contact Paul (DutchAcorn).

Wim showed his Project X. It's a Chessboard connected to the Atoms VIA. The chess pieces are provided with a magnet and detected by reed-relais build in the chessboard. The status of the reed-relais can be read back by the Atom. His goal is to get the hardware working ok and then replace the input routines of a current Atom chess game with new routines which can communicate with the chessboard to play an interactive game of chess. Nice piece of work, especially the implementation of the hardware .....

I didn't have much new stuff to demonstrate, only a lot of unfinished projects ...... :D I did however start a new BBC to Atom conversion of the W.A.R. game. I noticed that it was already programmed in the Atom resolution because it's probably a ZX Spectrum conversion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH5RKCDJ5U8

There were not many systems showed but during the day, some visitors came in. It was a nice meeting, nice to have a talk with everyone and good to hear what everyone is doing at the moment.

Greetings
Kees

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Re: Dutch Atomic Techsat on 10th June

Postby janrinze » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:13 am

Looks like I missed out on a great event!
So busy currently with work and other things, wish there were 14 days in a week..

Hope to be there on the next one. (who knows, I might have a nice update on my FPGA endeavour by then.)

Best regards,
Jan Rinze.


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