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Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby brain » Thu May 01, 2014 12:16 pm

Hi all,

I love to see how people set up their beeb environments, so to start the ball rolling i am posting a pic of my current setup. I am sure this is set to exapand, BITD when i lived at my parents place my beeb setup took over the entire desk and shelves, but then i didn't have PC equipment to contend with.

So, i've shown you mine, will you show me yours? :lol:
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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby sweh » Thu May 01, 2014 1:44 pm

http://sweh.spuddy.org/Beeb/growing.html

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(I should update this a little now I have Econet, video switch boxes, etc)
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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby brain » Thu May 01, 2014 1:48 pm

blimey, my wife would probably flip out if i filled our bedroom with that much stuff!

Just look at the size of the power strip going up the side of that rack, lol

Nice haul sweh!
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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby sydney » Thu May 01, 2014 2:11 pm

My stuff is usually boxed up and brought out when I use it. I'll post a photo on Monday but you can see it in use at Wakefield here

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby denni505 » Thu May 01, 2014 2:35 pm

those pictures of your set ups are nice mine is a model b with dual drives and a turbo mmc just started to get to grips with it
getting a rs232 cable to use to transfer to beep and back got loads of floppys more to come through the post sorting them out at the moment got a few that throws up errors loads of education utils
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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby flaxcottage » Thu May 01, 2014 3:37 pm

denni505 wrote:loads of education utils


:shock:
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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby denni505 » Thu May 01, 2014 3:44 pm

just a update education utils and programs some say strathclyde region education division
and Cambridge uni a few have docs on got about 250 to sort out
take me awhile but not doing anything at the moment lol

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby sydney » Thu May 01, 2014 4:15 pm

denni505 wrote:those pictures of your set ups are nice mine is a model b with dual drives and a turbo mmc just started to get to grips with it
getting a rs232 cable to use to transfer to beep and back got loads of floppys more to come through the post sorting them out at the moment got a few that throws up errors loads of education utils


Search the forum and the internet in general for upurs, it's much faster than serial for transferring dfs floppies.

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby denni505 » Thu May 01, 2014 4:20 pm

thanks just waiting to get wage then will pay for them also got dfs explorer just waiting for my code
were shall i put them when finished if anyone wants a copy can sort when all done

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby CMcDougall » Thu May 01, 2014 6:45 pm

still the sort of same as this:
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but now all over the floor when kids /wife go to bed!
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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby danielj » Thu May 01, 2014 6:48 pm

A temporary arrangement...
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Need to have a think about how to add in two arcs, an elk and a c64... :?

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby tricky » Thu May 01, 2014 7:35 pm

It seemed like a good idea at the time :(

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It seemed like a good idea at the time :(

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby aerworuld » Thu May 01, 2014 8:02 pm

Here's my beloved Elk and all the various attachments ;)
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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby denni505 » Thu May 01, 2014 8:08 pm

nice pity upside down lol

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Postby aerworuld » Thu May 01, 2014 8:26 pm

denni505 wrote:nice pity upside down lol


Looks right to me but then I'm on my phone hehe

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby brain » Thu May 01, 2014 8:26 pm

The forum software is ignoring the exif rotation data. If you click thru to the image it displays fine for me :-)
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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby steve3000 » Thu May 01, 2014 10:24 pm

Sorry no beebs here, just a bunch of Arcs, although the beeb's 5.25" drive is visable. The beeb's are currently packed below our bed, which is in the other corner of the room ;)

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby DutchAcorn » Sat May 03, 2014 6:32 pm

My beeb setup is basically quite modest.
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But behind me is this:
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No, that big tower is not a PC, it is just home to 2 SCSI harddrives and 2 SyQuest drives, for the Arc.

And next to me is this:
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Lots of floppies :wink:
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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby brain » Sat May 03, 2014 6:48 pm

DutchAcorn, nice, what external cheese wedge do you have plugged into the beeb?
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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby DutchAcorn » Sat May 03, 2014 7:50 pm

brain wrote:DutchAcorn, nice, what external cheese wedge do you have plugged into the beeb?


It's a 6502 Second Processor.
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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby flaxcottage » Sat May 03, 2014 7:57 pm

steve3000 wrote:Sorry no beebs here, just a bunch of Arcs, although the beeb's 5.25" drive is visable. The beeb's are currently packed below our bed, which is in the other corner of the room ;)
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And you get away with that? :shock:

Mrs FlaxCottage won't have wires in the bedroom (unless it is to her DVD/TV set up :lol: )

The set up is very neat, though. Just like my man cave. :^o :^o
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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby KarateEd » Sun May 04, 2014 2:04 am

My setup is very humble....I after all live an ocean away from all the frantic Beeb action......

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby jgharston » Sun May 04, 2014 10:51 am

My main setup:
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I also have a Master with 32016 CoPro and am A7000 in the basement. All Econetted to the MDFS server.

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby brain » Sun May 04, 2014 11:08 am

jgharston wrote:My main setup:
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I also have a Master with 32016 CoPro and am A7000 in the basement. All Econetted to the MDFS server.


Nice, what are those countdowns on the screens?

Also how rare is the 32016? I always wanted one as a kid...
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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby jgharston » Sun May 04, 2014 11:43 am

brain wrote:Nice, what are those countdowns on the screens?
To have something displayed on the screen, I used VTClock.

brain wrote:Also how rare is the 32016? I always wanted one as a kid...
I don't know how you measure "rareness". It's described as "the rarest" of Acorn second processors, but I would have thought the A500 was rarer as I thought only a few were made and used within Acorn to bootstrap development of the Archimedes.

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby Advance » Sun May 04, 2014 12:46 pm

http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=4031

Maybe you'll have more luck getting Mr Haysman to show and tell his new playroom When I started this topic he was obviously too busy pulling the keyswitches off Elks to show but a single pic. Now he's gone ultrasonic he might have more time.
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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby brain » Fri May 09, 2014 10:27 pm

Advance, now that's a setup I would like to see :shock:
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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby Arcadian » Sat May 10, 2014 11:54 am

jgharston wrote:I don't know how you measure "rareness". It's described as "the rarest" of Acorn second processors, but I would have thought the A500 was rarer as I thought only a few were made and used within Acorn to bootstrap development of the Archimedes.

Aye, in terms of co-processor rarity I'd say the 32016 was in third place, with the ARM Evaluation system (estimated < 100 made) in second, with the most rare one being the A500 co-pro, as Jonathan suggests.

I have a fully-functioning A500 co-pro, which I acquired from Paul Fellows (ex-Acorn). At the time he mentioned that there only would have been 2-3 of these boards produced. I've only ever known of one other board in existence - the one listed on Chris Whitehead's page (which unfortunately is missing most of the chips): http://acorn.chriswhy.co.uk/8bit_Upgrad ... dProc.html

Edit: I should add that around 10 years ago I saw a 65C102 Co-Processor (i.e. the one used in the Master Turbo) in a Cheese Wedge go on eBay. The brown label across the front of the co-pro definitely said "65C102 Co-Processor" (i.e. it wasn't Acorn's "Universal" Co-processor case) and it's the only time I've ever seen one advertised for sale. So you could say this particular co-pro + case is even rarer than the 32016 and ARM Evaluation system - as I've seen several of each of those go on eBay. Unfortunately I didn't win the auction for the 65C102 box ... :(
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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby martinw » Sun May 11, 2014 6:38 pm

Here's my "man/geek cave" as it stands at the moment, there are a few Acorn bits missing from the pictures under the desks (i.e. another 5 Beebs, another Master, another Electron with a plus 3, an Atom, among other things ;)) and I'm just waiting on my second external data centre for the Beeb on the desk (I know I'm greedy :mrgreen: thank you Mark =D>) and they're all connected together on an Econet network 8)

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby martinw » Sun May 11, 2014 6:45 pm

And my non Beeb kit, but equally useful ;)

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