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

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

Postby Prime » Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:50 am

multiwizard wrote: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)


I alas don't have any for the beeb, but do have the Dragon version, same stick just a different connector on the end and yeah they are good sticks.

Cheers.

Phill.

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

Postby CMcDougall » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:12 pm

1024MAK wrote:got a work mate called Colin. He sleeps in his car boot sometimes. But as far as I know, not while driving :lol:

I was thinking more on the lines of this from an episode of Father Ted @0.55 :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb0oksLANEY
:lol:
Actually have slept in the boot of a car before when I was 18, had to pick up my dad from Manchester airport @10pm, the plane was 6+ hours late, so off to the boot I went :oops:

Will bring my Atom and show it's mad guts off, so then John might be put off by wanting one :shock:
@Phill, do you have one of your magic rom/ram atom cards at the ready? Then you and the hardcore atom crew can 'throw it in' 8) also a MRB elk turbo
@Jason, will you have 'bits' to upgrade my MatchBox copro?, as mine is from the very first posted out batch
@DaveH, mind to grab those bits for the Electron Tube Interface :wink:
@Ian, anymore shopping needed for Tunnocks dark choc wafers?
@Charlie, do you need more rare mixed rave tapes from 1988-1994?
@Kees /Wim, do you need any funny ciggies /cakes made? :-k
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Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby Prime » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:42 pm

CMcDougall wrote:Will bring my Atom and show it's mad guts off, so then John might be put off by wanting one :shock:
@Phill, do you have one of your magic rom/ram atom cards at the ready? Then you and the hardcore atom crew can 'throw it in' 8) also a MRB elk turbo

Yep will bring that for you, Colour board for Wim, MRB for Daniel.

Will anyone be bringing soldering equipment?

Cheers.

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

Postby CMcDougall » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:00 pm

Prime wrote:Yep will bring that for you, Colour board for Wim, MRB for Daniel.
Will anyone be bringing soldering equipment?

Thanks!
is there anymore of your colour boards spare? thought you had them on hold, as you where still sorting out a newer Mk'X' :-k

will bring mine:
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but you may just laugh at it! :oops: :lol:
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Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby Prime » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:15 pm

CMcDougall wrote:
Prime wrote:Yep will bring that for you, Colour board for Wim, MRB for Daniel.
Will anyone be bringing soldering equipment?

Thanks!
is there anymore of your colour boards spare? thought you had them on hold, as you where still sorting out a newer Mk'X' :-k


That is true, Multiwizard asked me on facebook if I had a spare Mk 3.x, I thought I'd sold them all, but found one :)

You also wanted a new Electron MRB didn't you? I'll build two then, if you bring your Electron I can fit if for you (assuming your processor is already socketed). :)

Cheers.

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

Postby danielj » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:30 pm

Phill - I'm not coming to this one!

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

Postby aerworuld » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:44 pm

aerworuld wrote: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 ;-)


Work rearrangement is a no-go I'm afraid. Have a good one though peeps :-)

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

Postby Multiwizard » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:51 pm

Prime wrote:
That is true, Multiwizard asked me on facebook if I had a spare Mk 3.x, I thought I'd sold them all, but found one :)

Cheers.

Phill.


Hi Phill, I think you have misread it, I had asked on Facebook if you had a spare MK4.3 Colour board? :(


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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

Postby Prime » Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:20 pm

multiwizard wrote:
Prime wrote:
That is true, Multiwizard asked me on facebook if I had a spare Mk 3.x, I thought I'd sold them all, but found one :)

Cheers.

Phill.


Hi Phill, I think you have misread it, I had asked on Facebook if you had a spare MK4.3 Colour board? :(


In that case yes, if you'll accept that it is experimental....

Cheers.

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

Postby Multiwizard » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:16 am

Prime wrote:In that case yes, if you'll accept that it is experimental....

Cheers.

Phill.

Yes please, I would like to have one... :P

Do you perhaps have a assembled Mk 4.X board? :?:


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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

Postby andyt31 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:13 am

Hi,

Can you put me down as tentative for now? Just waiting for permission from the 'Boss'

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

Postby oss003 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:45 am

andyt31 wrote:Hi,

Can you put me down as tentative for now? Just waiting for permission from the 'Boss'

Thank you :)
Ok, done....

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

Postby Arcadian » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:22 pm

andyt31 wrote:Can you put me down as tentative for now? Just waiting for permission from the 'Boss'

This is rather O/T - but has the CityLAN thing that you were supporting on the same weekend been cancelled now?

I've seen lots of articles saying that it's been cancelled - but the website says that the show HASN'T been cancelled.

I can't go myself (am in Margate for a different event) though I'd told a couple of friends about the event and they intended to go ...
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Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby CMcDougall » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:13 pm

anybody wanting to share a double single bed room? just checked it out, and only 5 rooms left @Holiday inn for Fri/Sat.
Ask Simon, I don't snore (not like he did :lol: :wink: ) but I do drink all the tea!

trying to get Friday off work, but my work laptop is so protected, even I can't get into it anymore to check for day off :x
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Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby Arcadian » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:43 am

I can now come to the Bolton meetup! Woohoo!
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Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby Multiwizard » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:04 am

Arcadian wrote:I can now come to the Bolton meetup! Woohoo!
=D> :D =D>

Greetings, Wim... :-)

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

Postby oss003 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:29 am

Ok Dave, list updated!!!

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

Postby Prime » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:43 am

With just over a week to go, is there anything I need to bring, from what I remember :

V4.x experimental Colour card for Wim. - Built, just have to make output cable.
Atom RamRom, and Electron MRB for CMcDougall - Built and tested.
Do I remember DaveM also wanting an MRB?

Atom Floppy new version (1.0, 1.2 boards are being made).
Will bring Atom with V4.7 Colour card, and another to show off New floppy.

Will also bring the SystemClone, especially as Disk and Econet are now working. Dave I can try the Econet board in your System 3, assuming it works I'll let you have one if I get some boards made. Though looking at the circuit of the Processor card (same as System one without keyboard / display), it looks like the board may need a couple of mods (reversible) and a new ROM blowing, with a 24->28 pin adapter.

Guess I might need to being soldering iron, desolder station this time.

Is there anything else I'm supposed to be bringing?

Cheers.

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

Postby Prime » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:44 am

Arcadian wrote:I can now come to the Bolton meetup! Woohoo!


Excellent, can you bring my chips/resistors with you please ?

Cancel that : you dropped them off at my place last night :)

Cheers.

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

Postby BeebMaster » Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:27 pm

I can't make it Friday any longer but I'll still be there Saturday and Sunday.

I've retrieved my Atoms from the BeebVault, so I'll be bringing them, along with a few other goodies in the same box for somebody to repair:

"16K" BBC Model B
Dead Acorn A4 with Econet

Hope somebody fancies a challenge !
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Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby daveejhitchins » Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:38 pm

I'll be there Friday afternoon now . . . Staying at the Holiday Inn again.

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

Postby hoglet » Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:14 pm

Hi Guys,

Only 3 days to go now =D> =D> =D>

I won't be there Friday evening, but will be there through the day on Saturday and Sunday.

I'm planning on bringing the following:
- New 2015 Atom
- Atom FPGA (on Papilio One)
- Electron FPGA (on Papilio Duo) + an old Electron in case we need to use the tape interface
- Model B with Data Centre and Matchbox Co Pro with latest firmware
- ICE-T65 (on a GODIL)
- Xilinx Programming Cable
- Laptop with Xilinx ISE 14.7 Software
- HP LP2065 Monitor (because I know it works at 50Hz)

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

Postby sPhilMainwaring » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:11 pm

Icons 'n' name badges 'n' stuff

Use 'em ... or not :)

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

Postby Arcadian » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:43 am

They're cool Phil but I won't get a chance to print them or order lanyards/ID badges etc. Maybe next time?

Just a note - I don't think I'll be arriving before 3pm at the earliest - so hopefully no one was planning to get there before then? (As I'll need to be on site before anybody is let in, because Gary will be working in his other office).
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Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby jgharston » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:43 am

I've got a job interview today so my plans are up in the air at the moment. I'm hoping to get over on Sunday.

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

Postby daveejhitchins » Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:24 am

Arcadian wrote:I don't think I'll be arriving before 3pm at the earliest
I'll aim for 4pm then . . . Had hope to be there earlier to get-stuck-in :wink:

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

Postby Prime » Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:39 am

Will be leaving soon, when I get there very much depends on M69, M1, M62.....

Right I'm on my way......

Sitting in services on M62, just before Halifax, so should be in Bolton between 3 and 4.

And in hotel will be there in a few minutes.

Cheers.

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

Postby Arcadian » Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:57 pm

OK I'll definitely be in Bolton by 3 so DaveH if you still want to arrive at 3 that'll be fine.
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Re: ABug Mini, Aug 22/23, Bolton (Atom & Electron+BBC)

Postby IanS » Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:11 pm

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

Postby flynnjs » Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:44 pm

We've stopped for fuel (both car and body) and are at the M1 M6 junction. So going green to be a few hours before we get to the hotel. See you all soon.


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