ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

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ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby oss003 » Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:58 am

Hi guys,

I want to announce the August ABug mini meet:

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Event: Acorn & BBC Micro User Group Atom, Elk & Arc Mini-Meet
Main focus: Atom and Electron and of course the BBC micro
Date: 21/22/23 August 2015
Location: Bolton
Capacity: 30
Type: Private event, offered to forum members only

We're less than seven weeks away from this biggest Acorn Atom, Electron, Arc and BBC Micro event on the northern Hemisphere which is going to take place at our new venue in Bolton!
DON'T MISS IT!! DON'T MISS IT!! DON'T MISS IT!! DON'T MISS IT!! :wink:

The main event days will be Sat 22nd and Sun 23rd August 2015 (10am till late on Saturday, 10am till 5pm on Sunday).

There is no cost for this event!

If you would like to register your attendance, please post in this thread and drop me a PM for location details. If you would like to come but cannot commit 100%, then please state that your interest is tentative.

If you need somewhere to stay, then Holiday Inn Bolton is just around the corner (about half a mile away) , to keep costs down you could always share a twin with another member: http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/gb ... oteldetail

ABug meetups are open to enthusiasts of the BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Atom and Archimedes/RISC OS machines - and typically involve:

  • members bringing their own hardware to set up and show off**
  • time spent working on hardware and programming/games projects
  • exchange of ideas/knowledge
  • upgrade and repair of poorly Acorn machines
  • collaborative work on community projects, such as software preservation, preparation/planning for displays at events etc.
  • sale of items by members (not guaranteed, but there are often opportunities to buy bits)
  • general socialising, food/drink and the odd hi-score competition!

** = please ensure that any hardware you bring that features the RIFA/Paper-type capacitors with a tendency to go POP (e.g. Beebs) have had the caps changed!

The room contains ...

  • Lots of spare monitors/screens (including cables) which members can borrow if they do not have the capability to bring a screen with them. There are also lots of rare and unusual pieces of Acorn hardware and accessories lurking underneath the tables, and practically anything that works can be set up upon request.
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  • Super-fast free internet (both wireless and wired) for all visitors, via the dedicated ABug Wifi Network:

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  • Complimentary soft drinks, tea/coffee and snacks; all courtesy of our host, Gary:

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The meet-ups are very informal and are pretty much open-ended, but at some events there may be an additional focus on one or more particular areas.

Thanks to Beebmaster, JGH and Ian Stocks, we now have an Econet setup consisting of an A5000 fileserver, A3020 and BBC Master fileserver.

CONFIRMED
  1. Gar2293 (Gary) Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday evening
  2. oss003 (Kees) Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday evening
  3. hoglet (Dave) (tentative Friday), Saturday, leaving Sunday evening
  4. multiwizard (Wim) Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday evening
  5. prime (Phill) Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday evening
  6. flaxcottage (John) Saturday
  7. ukretrogamer (Mark) Arriving Saturday, leaving Sunday
  8. sirmorris (Charlie) Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday evening
  9. retrific (Doug) Arriving Saturday, leaving Sunday
  10. IanS (Ian) Saturday, Sunday
  11. beebmaster (Ian??) Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday evening
  12. sPhilMainwaring (Phil) Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday evening
  13. flynnjs (Jason) 2x Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday evening
  14. oswrch (Mark) Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday evening
  15. CMcDougall (Colin) Arriving Friday evening, leaving Sunday evening
  16. daveejhitchins (Dave) Saturday, Sunday
  17. Arcadian (Dave) Friday, Saturday, Sunday

TENTATIVE
  1. Baggers (Jim) Saturday
  2. andyt31 (Andy)
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Re: ABug Mini Meet Atom and Electron, Aug 21/22/23

Postby hoglet » Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:14 am

Hi Kees,

Count me in for Saturday and Sunday, and a tentative for the Friday evening meal.

Dave

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Re: ABug Mini Meet Atom and Electron, Aug 21/22/23

Postby Multiwizard » Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:22 pm

Hi Kees,

I also like to go \:D/ , so I did sent you a pm... :D


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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Re: ABug Mini Meet Atom and Electron, Aug 21/22/23

Postby flaxcottage » Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:28 pm

I'll be there on the Saturday for sure. :D

I'm bring my Elk stuff and a UK101 that needs some work doing to it; the idea is to upgrade the RAM from 8K to 32K.
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Re: ABug Mini Meet Atom and Electron, Aug 21/22/23

Postby Prime » Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:41 pm

I will of course be there, from Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday.

Cheers,

Phill.

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Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby oss003 » Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:52 pm

Ok, attendance list updated.

Greetings
Kees

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Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby ukretrogamer » Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:17 am

I'll be there Sat. (probably early afternoon) and Sun.

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Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby daveejhitchins » Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:38 am

I should be there, will confirm later, first thing Saturday morning and Sunday.

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Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby oss003 » Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:38 pm

Ok, attendance list updated.

Greetings
Kees

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Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby oss003 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:23 pm

Ok guys, Wim and I just booked our flight.

Which hotel do you recomment?

Greetings
Kees

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Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby oss003 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:12 pm

Holiday Inn booked, but still 4 weeks to go ..... 8)

Attendance list updated but there is still room.

Greetings
Kees

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Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby Prime » Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:05 pm

oss003 wrote:Holiday Inn booked, but still 4 weeks to go ..... 8)


Which reminds me, must book a room myself, and not leave it till a couple of days before like last time.....

And booked!

Cheers.

Phill.

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Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby IanS » Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:17 pm

Count me in for all 3 days.

I'll offer Beebmaster a lift if he's interested.

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Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby flynnjs » Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:06 am

I shall really try to get to this one but I'm away the previous weekend too so I might have to find a way of building enough SWMBO points.

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Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby oss003 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:49 pm

Ok, list updated.

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Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby BeebMaster » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:37 pm

Yes Kees, put me down for this! I will bring my Atoms, somebody can show me how to make them display 4,096 colours by only typing in a listing from Atomic Theory & Practice.
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Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby flaxcottage » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:56 pm

Atoms? :shock:

Everyone has an Atom. I must get me one!

I shall have to study what the attraction is at the meet. :lol:
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Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby 1024MAK » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:53 pm

flaxcottage wrote:Atoms? :shock:

Everyone has an Atom. I must get me one!

I shall have to study what the attraction is at the meet. :lol:

Apparently
4,096 colours by only typing in a listing from Atomic Theory & Practice
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Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby sPhilMainwaring » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:25 pm

Phil M ... Arriving Friday Afternoon, Leaving Sunday Afternoon :)

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Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby flynnjs » Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:15 pm

Two from Suffolk now confirmed. May be a 3rd person to join us yet.

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Postby oss003 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:40 pm

flynnjs wrote:Two from Suffolk now confirmed. May be a 3rd person to join us yet.
Ah ... good to hear you earned enough SWMBO points .... :lol: :lol:

Greetings
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Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby firthmj » Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:27 pm

flynnjs wrote:Two from Suffolk now confirmed. May be a 3rd person to join us yet.


Third Ipswich person now confirmed, and booked into the Holiday Inn for the Friday night :-)

For reference, the second was Mark (oswrch)
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Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby CMcDougall » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:34 pm

this has been on my mind for a while, and Wim has pushed me to the limits, so it's a yes from me for F/S/S :)

flip knowns when I will get there on Friday, depending on work finish (3pm ~7pm) +4hrs autopilot in the car :cry:

think I will sleep in the boot of car, as can never sleep at these mad events!
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Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby aerworuld » Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:28 pm

Got a wedding on the Saturday but the wife has suggested we travel up for the Sunday; it's not an absolute definite yet as it's about a four hour drive so I'm going to try and rearrange work on the Monday to travel back then B-) we can visit the wife's brother and wife in Manchester then too (dont get up North very often lol)

Stuart ;-)

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Postby BeebMaster » Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:00 pm

CMcDougall wrote:this has been on my mind for a while, and Wim has pushed me to the limits, so it's a yes from me for F/S/S :)

flip knowns when I will get there on Friday, depending on work finish (3pm ~7pm) +4hrs autopilot in the car :cry:

think I will sleep in the boot of car, as can never sleep at these mad events!

That's a really good auto pilot if you can sleep in the boot while it's doing it.
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Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby 1024MAK » Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:37 am

Must be something about people called Colin :-k

I got a work mate called Colin. He sleeps in his car boot sometimes. But as far as I know, not while driving :lol:

Alas, I'm working 12 hour shifts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday :(

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Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby daveejhitchins » Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:10 am

I'm hoping to be there on the Saturday and Sunday, however, I'll be staying with my Daughter in Manchester . . . . Save the money for hobby :wink:

Should be there, Saturday morning, between 9 and 10.

Dave H :D

p.s. Anything in particular I should be bringing?

p.p.s. Hope to be discussing/working on: MGC, AP5 and Electron replacement ULA

p.p.p.s. Oh! and a big thanks to Dave Moore for suggesting 'improvements' to the MGC menu . . . I'm still working on them :?
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Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby oss003 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:18 am

Ok, list updated ..... only 14 days to go 8)

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Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby Multiwizard » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:46 am

Hi,

I just like to have it asked... :(

I own 2 sets of ANH 01 joysticks which I am still very happy with, but I also really like to have 1 set of Voltmace joysticks. (see picture below)

So, I don't know if there is perhaps someone coming to the meeting and like to sell me a still good working set of Voltmace joysticks... :D


Greetings, Wim... :-)
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