Acorn & BBC User Group (ABug) NORTH 31 Jan HALIFAX

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Re: Acorn & BBC User Group (ABug) NORTH 31 Jan HALIFAX

Postby Dave Footitt » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:09 pm

Just sent the money Simon, looking forward to it =D>

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Re: Acorn & BBC User Group (ABug) NORTH 31 Jan HALIFAX

Postby Arcadian » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:36 pm

I'll take one too, please! :)
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Postby BeebMaster » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:51 pm

Can I have an Econet podule please?
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Re: Acorn & BBC User Group (ABug) NORTH 31 Jan HALIFAX

Postby sydney » Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:11 am

danielj wrote:Does anyone who's coming want an extension cable made up for their matchbox-co-pro? I'm about to order the bits and obviously it's cheaper to do a whole bunch than just one...

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I'll have one please Daniel, It'll save me cutting even more holes into the master.

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Postby danielj » Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:31 am

No problem - 4 left.

Ian, if I don't manage to build it beforehand, I'll build it there!

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Postby PhilYoung » Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:14 am

danielj wrote:No problem - 4 left.

Ian, if I don't manage to build it beforehand, I'll build it there!

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Are you willing to stick one in a jiffy bag and post it ? If so I'd like one if you can let me know the inclusive price,

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Re: Acorn & BBC User Group (ABug) NORTH 31 Jan HALIFAX

Postby danielj » Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:40 pm

No problem, I've not worked it out completely yet but it won't be that much...

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Re: Acorn & BBC User Group (ABug) NORTH 31 Jan HALIFAX

Postby IanS » Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:48 pm

BeebMaster wrote:Can I have an Econet podule please?

I'll bring my spare "micro" version for anyone that wants one.
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Postby danielj » Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:26 pm

Look Ian - it just needs solder and wires! (and yes, it's got a big arc-style econet socket on it)...

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Postby IanS » Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:51 pm

danielj wrote:Look Ian - it just needs solder and wires! (and yes, it's got a big arc-style econet socket on it)...

I would suggest moving the Econet module nearer the podule connector. The Econet side is less critical.
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Postby danielj » Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:06 pm

I failed to specify an Ian :D - nothing's soldered yet so I can do that.

Can you explain the mini one?

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Postby IanS » Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:19 pm

danielj wrote:I failed to specify an Ian :D - nothing's soldered yet so I can do that.

Can you explain the mini one?

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Does this explain it?
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Postby jbnbeeb » Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:54 pm

danielj wrote:No problem - 4 left.

Ian, if I don't manage to build it beforehand, I'll build it there!

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I'd like a copro cable too please, ifthere are any left.
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Postby danielj » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:27 am

Yup... 2 left! Although the last one I won't 100% commit to until it's built, just to give myself some scope for buggering something up...

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Postby leenew » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:38 am

Ok. I will have the last-but-one fully guaranteed one :lol:
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Postby danielj » Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:05 pm

Excellent. One tentative one left depending on how much you trust my crimping and ability to identify pin 1... :D

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Postby BeebMaster » Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:13 pm

danielj wrote:Look Ian - it just needs solder and wires! (and yes, it's got a big arc-style econet socket on it)...

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Ooh thank you! If you don't get round to soldering it, we can do that at Halifax and I'll photograph it all happening!!

I might even insist on a 5-pin DIN socket...
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Postby danielj » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:38 pm

Won't fit unless you want it dangling... the 15pin solution is much much neater.

Meanwhile, the 2p extension leads come to £2.75 a pop (having dredged back through to see how much that ribbon cable cost). Now I just have to work out which box my crimper's residing in!

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Postby danielj » Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:31 pm

Okay, all cables are built and tested. All of them work - that means there is still one up for grabs if anyone else wants one?

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Postby hoglet » Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:32 pm

danielj wrote:Okay, all cables are built and tested. All of them work - that means there is still one up for grabs if anyone else wants one?

Would you be able to post one down to Bristol? :D

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Postby danielj » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:04 pm

Of course! - pm me with address. I'll go through my collection of jiffy bags, I have a few to post.

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Postby flaxcottage » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:18 pm

danielj wrote:Okay, all cables are built and tested. All of them work - that means there is still one up for grabs if anyone else wants one?

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Could I collect mine at Halifax at the end of the month, please, instead of posting?
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Re: Acorn & BBC User Group (ABug) NORTH 31 Jan HALIFAX

Postby danielj » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:35 pm

Yup - I'm only posting the ones that people have explicitly requested be posted (i.e. people not coming to Halifax). I should say that there are none left now :)

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Re: Acorn & BBC User Group (ABug) NORTH 31 Jan HALIFAX

Postby sydney » Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:27 pm

Hi everyone. Premier Inn have taken payment today! Only 2 weeks to go now, I can't wait!
Are any other members interested in attending as there are still 4 spaces available? What about those on the tentative list (Peter and Colin)? Are you able to make it?

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Postby hiddenevil » Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:48 pm

I've just wired my payment, can't wait to attend again. And this time i better not have a flipping optical migraine the night before and miss half the flipping day!

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Re: Acorn & BBC User Group (ABug) NORTH 31 Jan HALIFAX

Postby CMcDougall » Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:31 pm

sydney wrote:those on the tentative list (Peter and Colin)? Are you able to make it?

hi Simon, sorry buddy, I'am completely knackered after my 4.5 weeks training in new job, and for traveling, my brand new van has done this in those weeks:
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and that was AM today, now it's 2,184 when I got home at 6:45pm :-s

Have a great time folks \:D/ , pity I can't make it, as Phill was going to sort out my Atom with his rom/ram board and Jason with his Matchbox 2nd pro fix... :cry:
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Re: Acorn & BBC User Group (ABug) NORTH 31 Jan HALIFAX

Postby leenew » Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:44 pm

Work blows...

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Postby flaxcottage » Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:15 am

leenew wrote:Work blows...


Especially if one is a pyrotechnician. :lol:
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Re: Acorn & BBC User Group (ABug) NORTH 31 Jan HALIFAX

Postby sydney » Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:48 pm

CMcDougall wrote:hi Simon, sorry buddy, I'am completely knackered after my 4.5 weeks training in new job,


Hi mate. Really sorry to hear you're not able to make it. I knew you were busy and spending time away from home so it's not entirely unexpected. Hopefully you'll make it down for August or maybe October/November this year.

Is anyone bringing an eprom burner with them? I recently got a WE 12 rom board and haven't fitted it yet and don't have any roms to go in it!

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Re: Acorn & BBC User Group (ABug) NORTH 31 Jan HALIFAX

Postby danielj » Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:04 pm

Can do! I'll have to dig it out along with all the other bits I'm going to bring.

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