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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby george.h » Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:11 pm

Mine is a simple set up, pictured while temporarily located on my dining table.....

The furry one, "Tigger" (aka The Ginger Terror), is inspecting..... :lol:

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby martinw » Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:18 pm

Looks like a very smart computer literate cat :lol:

My two aren't allowed in my Acorn cave as they have a tendency to chew wires and cause general mayhem!!

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The window is internal to the house as they're in the kitchen (extension).

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby richardtoohey » Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:30 pm

Awww, you'd have to pretty hard-hearted* to lock those two out.

"Let us in, please! We'll be good!"

* Or cheesed-off enough from previous mayhem!

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby george.h » Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:36 am

richardtoohey wrote:Awww, you'd have to pretty hard-hearted* to lock those two out.

"Let us in, please! We'll be good!"

* Or cheesed-off enough from previous mayhem!


Is it me or are they gazing enviously at my SCSI hard drive? :lol:
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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby roland » Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:46 am

Is it me or are they gazing enviously at my SCSI hard drive?


Nope, they are looking for a mouse :?
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MAN WOMAN :shock:

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby jgharston » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:39 pm

A bit of a bad photo, but this was "my" Beeb setup 27 years ago:

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby CMcDougall » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:57 pm

mine about 1984+
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and when I get a spare 1hr nowadays:
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and when it's sunny outside 8) :lol:
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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby martinw » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:28 am

Nice BOOM Box :)

Martin

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby flaxcottage » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:25 pm

CMcDougall wrote:and when it's sunny outside 8) :lol:


And that is where you retrobright? :lol:
- John

Currently running Level 4 Econet with BBC B, BBC B+ 128K, Master 128K, 4Mb A3000, 4Mb A3020, 4Mb A4000, 4Mb A5000 dual FDD; UK101; HP41CX setup; Psion 3a, 3mx and 5mx; Z88; TI-58c, TI-59 and printer, HP-16C programmer's calculator

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby piemmm » Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:46 am

This is my setup (well the interesting parts):

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The back of my RiscPC (out of the shot above)
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And some small 'low-power stuff' in the rack as well :)
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There'll be a bbc master128 (upgraded to a master 512 with pc copro) whenever YODEL bother to deliver it (been 2 weeks!).

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby flaxcottage » Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:27 pm

How come your set up is neater than mine? What am I doing wrong? :lol:
- John

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby piemmm » Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:35 pm

It all looks neat (until you peer behind the desks at the *mess* of cables and extensions!) I blow the 32A trip in my MCB when the power returns after a cut

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby george.h » Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:03 pm

LOL - do your neighbours complain about "aircraft" noise when all those HD's spin up?

Is that a (relatively) recent Firebox X Core? (XTM)
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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby piemmm » Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:24 pm

it's a prev-gen one before they went to stuff like xtm 5's (it's solely for a simple vpn link to the XTM in my other rack)

The HD's are quiet (all sshd's), but the C7000 sounds like a jet when it gets going (lots of high speed fans at the back which take 500W just to power them). The C7000 can take more than a 13A socket can deliver at full tilt. Getting rid of the heat is the only issue (opening a window cures that)

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby TopBanana » Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:49 am

Must say I'm impressed with the Blade Chassis at home, what do you use it for ?

Also can't make out the storage - what is it ?

And how do you connect the two ?

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby george.h » Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:58 pm

piemmm wrote:it's a prev-gen one before they went to stuff like xtm 5's (it's solely for a simple vpn link to the XTM in my other rack)


:lol: I've been known to do the same using an old Firebox X700 with the compact flash card erased and Monowall installed to set up a VPN link to one of my Firebox X Edges..... The cat was giving me very strange looks at the time.

I am definitely going to have to clear out the storage cupboard in my flat, install some serious extraction (or rig up my mobile A/C unit in there) and put a rack in.

I do have one question - is your setup in your shed or your sauna? :lol: :wink:

Either way it is seriously enviable...
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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby KarateEd » Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:29 am

Thought I would post an update on my 'new' setup. Today I spent a couple of hours in the shop making myself a monitor stand. My wife wants the TV back to create CDs from VHS for my daughter. I had set that up once and nothing happened....so...she says to me....."If you set up the video recording stuff again I'll come and sit at the table with you and we can have fun together."

Well, that's a slightly different take on things, isn't it....?

So to make a long story short, I built the stand so I could put the CRT out of the road, give her room to make the mess i want to make....somehow it feels like I'm losing some of my Beeb freedom....oh well....we'll enjoy each other's company....

Here's the pics....

Ed......:-)
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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby richardtoohey » Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:10 am

Hopefully she will distract you by asking you to turn down the sound at key points in the games you are playing ... and I will have a chance of getting ahead! :twisted:

MUHAHAHAHAHA :shock:

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby KarateEd » Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:02 am

richardtoohey wrote:Hopefully she will distract you by asking you to turn down the sound at key points in the games you are playing ... and I will have a chance of getting ahead! :twisted:

MUHAHAHAHAHA :shock:


Richard, really?...c'mon, REALLY?

And already the layout has changed, my doing....took the bottom off the monitor to lower it 2-1/2 inches, much better.

Ed......:-)

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby richardtoohey » Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:00 am

KarateEd wrote:Richard, really?...c'mon, REALLY?
No, of course not, what do you think I am, a sore loser? :-k :-

Back on subject ... I'll be posting pics of my man-cave ... it's almost ready ... but currently mostly boxes lying around!

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby KarateEd » Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:10 am

richardtoohey wrote:
KarateEd wrote:Richard, really?...c'mon, REALLY?
No, of course not, what do you think I am, a sore loser? :-k :-

Back on subject ... I'll be posting pics of my man-cave ... it's almost ready ... but currently mostly boxes lying around!


Hmmm, never thought of it that way.... a loser (sore or otherwise) is one that takes his ball home and won't play no matter what. You consistently show up and TRY, knowing probably the outcome will not be the best but lately, it also hasn't been the worst either so.... you're improving....and that's good to see.
That's what winners do.

Looking forward to pics of your new man-cave....

Ed......:-)

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby KarateEd » Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:07 pm

Slight change in the setup so I thought I'd post it. I took the footing off the monitor to lower the CRT level, and I quite like it.

Ed......:-)
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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby denni505 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:18 am

my beeb master with dual floppy drive and lcd monitor
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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby Blake » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:58 am

Here's my modest setup as of now. :D
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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby sydney » Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:37 am

My wife has decided the Master no longer matches the decor in the living room so it has to go. A couple of years ago I shelved out the garage and put some benches in. I've spent the weekend clearing out the garage and moved all my kit into there.

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The pc keyboard and mouse are connected to my RPI running RISCOS. The master will soon have the matchbox copro housed in a cheese wedge which will also contain an ide interface and CF hard disk. The pi and master share the flatscreen tv. The beeb only has an mmbeeb connected to it. To the right of the beeb is a large work area.

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby george.h » Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:51 pm

Does anyone remember when garages used to have cars in them? Shocking waste of retro-computing space I know.... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby duikkie » Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:40 pm

i am the only one who gets a small place from the wife ?

picture to big/good for uploading ?

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby Wookie » Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:14 pm

george.h wrote:Does anyone remember when garages used to have cars in them? Shocking waste of retro-computing space I know.... :lol: :lol:

Yes I remember, my garage still has vehicles in it, namely 2 1940's motorbikes and my WWII jeep, I suppose they could be described as retro :lol:

My old computers are warm, dry, safe & sound and setup ready for use in our crogloft.
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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby martinw » Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:56 pm

New computer table for Atari finishes (read - fills) my man cave.

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Although there is some space on the wall on the right hand side for a possible shelf :wink:

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Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

Postby flaxcottage » Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:23 pm

martinw wrote:Although there is some space on the wall on the right hand side for a possible shelf :wink:
Martin


Shelves, surely! :lol: :lol:
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