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Assistive Technology / Special Needs Stuff for BBC Micro WANTED

Postby OneSwitch » Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:35 pm

I'm after the following items in any form, please....

1. Arcade Adventures (Brilliant Computing 1988)
2. Break-time Games (Brilliant Computing)
3. Derek Harrison’s “Compact (BIMH) programs.
4. Micrex Toy Interface.
5. Nidd Slo-Mo for BBC.
6. Information on the Blue File assistive technology database (had strong links to SEMERCS).

And any Brilliant Computing manuals, assistive technology videos, etc.

...I'm trying to archive and document some key assistive technology items for the BBC Micro as so much of it has been discarded.

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Re: Assistive Technology / Special Needs Stuff for BBC Micro WANTED

Postby paulv » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:42 am

It's not a Nidd Slo-Mo but our very own MartinB built something similar back in the day....

http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1985

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Re: Assistive Technology / Special Needs Stuff for BBC Micro WANTED

Postby OneSwitch » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:09 pm

Nice one. I've got a translucent blue one, I think from him that works well with quite a few titles. Just keen to get something original, and I remember using the Nidd slomo with a BBC Master in the original day centre I used to work in 20 years ago. Great bit of kit. Wish they did something similar for modern day computing.

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Re: Assistive Technology / Special Needs Stuff for BBC Micro WANTED

Postby MartinB » Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:49 pm

Cheers Paul, never occurred to me! Brought to life yet again! :D

OneSwitch wrote:I've got a translucent blue one, I think from him that works well with quite a few titles.

If it is one of mine that you have (and I did build and supply a few to special request over the years), it should work just as well as a Slo-Mo because I'm pretty sure they both employ the same principal of operation. I remember MU phoning me after I made the submission to ask if I'd ever seen a Slo-Mo which I hadn't and I told them so at which point they seemed happy to carry the article. I always assumed they were checking I hadn't copied the commercial device which I certainly didn't and I'm pretty sure I only heard about the Slo-Mo after MU told me of its existence!

and wrote:Just keen to get something original...

:shock: Aww c'mon, 1989 is pretty original isn't it....? :wink:

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Re: Assistive Technology / Special Needs Stuff for BBC Micro WANTED

Postby OneSwitch » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:55 pm

The one I have is translucent blue with a blue LED on it, and controls laser-etched/burnt into the surface. It's a great thing, so I do appreciate it. Just after one of the originals.

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Re: Assistive Technology / Special Needs Stuff for BBC Micro WANTED

Postby 1024MAK » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:57 pm

paulv wrote:It's not a Nidd Slo-Mo but our very own MartinB built something similar back in the day....

http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1985

A classic 555 chip, but I was expecting a shaky cam production :shock:
OneSwitch wrote:The one I have is translucent blue with a blue LED on it, and controls laser-etched/burnt into the surface. It's a great thing, so I do appreciate it. Just after one of the originals.

Um, I remember buying one of the the first 5mm blue LED types that Maplin put in their catalog years ago. The blue ones then were not very bright and cost far more than red, yellow, orange or green ones. So what you have may have been made a bit later. Or maybe the years have been speeding by while I was asleep :roll:

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Re: Assistive Technology / Special Needs Stuff for BBC Micro WANTED

Postby OneSwitch » Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:06 pm

Cheeky bump for this thread.

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Re: Assistive Technology / Special Needs Stuff for BBC Micro WANTED

Postby OneSwitch » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:59 pm

Still hunting for....

1. Arcade Adventures (Brilliant Computing 1988)
2. Break-time Games (Brilliant Computing)
3. Derek Harrison’s “Compact (BIMH) programs.
4. Nidd Slo-Mo for BBC.
5. Information on the Blue File assistive technology database (had strong links to SEMERCS).

If anyone can help, please get in touch.

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Re: Assistive Technology / Special Needs Stuff for BBC Micro WANTED

Postby OneSwitch » Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:11 pm

On the off chance, still really keen to track these down...

1. Arcade Adventures (Brilliant Computing 1988)
2. Break-time Games (Brilliant Computing)
3. Derek Harrison’s “Compact (BIMH) programs.
4. Nidd Slo-Mo for BBC.
5. Information on the Blue File assistive technology database (had strong links to SEMERCS).

If anyone can help, please get in touch here or via http://www.oneswitch.org.uk

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Re: Assistive Technology / Special Needs Stuff for BBC Micro WANTED

Postby OneSwitch » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:43 pm

Still hunting for....

1. Arcade Adventures (Brilliant Computing 1988)
2. Break-time Games (Brilliant Computing)
3. Derek Harrison’s “Compact (BIMH) programs.
4. Nidd Slo-Mo for BBC.
5. Information on the Blue File assistive technology database (had strong links to SEMERCS).

Any help / pointers appreciated. One day, maybe. :)


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