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by JonC
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Bounties
Replies: 20
Views: 668

Re: Bounties

I don't know how we would make it work, but I'd be happy to invest some newer Econet/Ethernet/RiscOS hardware. Same here. Maybe a central donations pot (or the ABug pot) would be the right way to go? Set up a 'Donate' paypal account, and then we could have votes on how those funds are spent. Even g...
by JonC
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Bounties
Replies: 20
Views: 668

Re: Bounties

If the prevailing sentiment is that this isn't wanted/needed, that's fine. Just think a trick is being missed here and there may be some missed opportunities.

edited for typos
by JonC
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Bounties
Replies: 20
Views: 668

Re: Bounties

The idea I had was to promote the most wanted things by listing them and letting people bid on them. That way if people really want them, the 'reward' price will go up and up. If money is a motivator for someone, then they claim it. At the end of the day if time is a commodity you don't have (I know...
by JonC
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Bounties
Replies: 20
Views: 668

Bounties

Not sure if this has been discussed before here, so if so my apologies. There are a lot of greate developments going on at the moment by a few people, and to support them (as I do not have the skillsets myself), I think it could help productivity to be able to contribute a bit of cash for their effo...
by JonC
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: New hardware suggestion - Pi econet server
Replies: 43
Views: 1389

Re: New hardware suggestion - Pi econet server

If it's a question of funds, I'm more than happy to contribute to something like this which helps everyone. But if it's skills as others have said, I'm out of my depth there.
by JonC
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4856
Views: 334819

Re: Today I received.....

.... Econet and IDE goodies from IanS.

Thankyou kindly!
by JonC
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Desktop protection for electronics work
Replies: 13
Views: 511

Re: Desktop protection for electronics work

I've just ordered one of these . Interesting description> The pad may have dust or other appearance minor defect.It does not affect the function. Please make sure that you don't care that.Thank you. I shall report back. Seems a bit small for a lot of Acorn mainboards (especially the Archies), maybe...
by JonC
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2687
Views: 226240

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Econet in 'several' boxes: aka old skool econet! ;
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/An-Acorn-Eco ... Swbehbp-qP
by JonC
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For Sale: Econet bits
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: For Sale: Econet bits

Hi

Could I have a podule and 5 x T peices please?

Cheers!
by JonC
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For Sale: IDE Podules again
Replies: 22
Views: 677

Re: For Sale: IDE Podules again

8 bit IDE with DOM if poss please! (V3)

Cheers!
by JonC
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cumana SCI
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Cumana SCI

I think the way the terminators work is that you leave them in place if you're not using the external connector and then terminate the end of the internal chain. I don't think you can toggle termination in software with these as you can with some podules (e.g. Powertec). The terminators will act as...
by JonC
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Fixed: A3000 black screen on power on
Replies: 18
Views: 383

Re: A3000 black screen on power on

Do any of the keyboard lights work? Caps Lock etc? Do they flash on power up?

If not, it suggests there's an issue with the connection somewhere along the way. Maybe double check the traces from the connectors as they are pretty close to the horrible green gunk! :)
by JonC
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Fixed: A3000 black screen on power on
Replies: 18
Views: 383

Re: A3000 black screen on power on

Might be worth trying to clean the keyboard connector first, probably just dirty?
by JonC
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Fixed: A3000 black screen on power on
Replies: 18
Views: 383

Re: A3000 black screen on power on

Try plugging in the floppy drive. :D

The drive will flash diagnostic fault codes via LED which may help you track down issues.
by JonC
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Elk disc controllers
Replies: 22
Views: 483

Re: Elk disc controllers

rmbrowngr wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:07 pm
No, but isn’t the ‘A’ in ADFS for “Advanced”? :lol:
Depends who you ask! :lol:
by JonC
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: AP3-4 - Redesign - First Thoughts
Replies: 23
Views: 961

Re: AP3-4 - Redesign - First Thoughts

If we are looking at throwing in everything and the kitchen sink. Could you squeeze in the MGC like functionality onto the board. I guess would require some clever ROM switching between MGC and DFS, but one assumes you dont need them at the same time. Only because I once the AP3/4 and AP5 plugged i...
by JonC
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2687
Views: 226240

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Might be worth a look for spares and upgrades?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-3000-M ... SwSvFbcuWS
by JonC
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3000 keyboard connectors needed please.
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: A3000 keyboard connectors needed please.

Just go to the mouser website and search for the part number 7-520355-0. :D
by JonC
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Desktop protection for electronics work
Replies: 13
Views: 511

Re: Desktop protection for electronics work

No idea if its any good, but its somewhat cheaper;
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0719TQLHY/ ... B0719TQLHY

Also somewhat smaller....
by JonC
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions
Replies: 54
Views: 2936

Re: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions

IanS wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 10:29 pm
If I sell some more, would people be interested in buying a board with an included DOM (probably 4GB, ony 2GB usable on RO 3.11)?
I'd certainly be interested in an 8bit one for my A3000.
by JonC
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: New A3000 4MB memory
Replies: 18
Views: 716

Re: New A3000 4MB memory

One for me please! :)
by JonC
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Flooring the loft
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: Flooring the loft

Ah brill, thanks for the info! I should be ok then as I'm not boarding out to the edges of the loft, where it's then ventilated via the eaves. I'm guessing that as long as I don't compress the insulation too much when boarding, that shouldn't be a problem either. Made stuff, like floor/shelf/mezzani...
by JonC
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Flooring the loft
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: Flooring the loft

The loft is insulated with one layer of fibreglass from 20 plus years ago and another layer of knaufwool over the top, which is more recent (about 5-10 years). When you say 'breathe' do you mean the ventilation under the eaves? On our house, it's open to the elements in that respect, so gets freezin...
by JonC
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Flooring the loft
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Flooring the loft

Hi All, I've had a bit of a bodge floor strip in the loft for 20 years, which consists of a few leftover lengths of tongue and groove chipboard screwed to some 'risers' screwed to the joists. Nothing too fancy and has served well. However this was just a strip to walk the length of the loft. I'm now...
by JonC
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: MDFS Key Losted
Replies: 17
Views: 614

Re: MDFS Key Losted

philb wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:41 am
..snip.. darkest Yorkshire for the next couple of weeks anyway.
AKA Lancashire! :lol:
by JonC
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro
Replies: 159
Views: 14557

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Hmm,

Is there a problem with your order page?
In Edge and Firefox I just get grey circles with white circles spinning inside and am unable to continue.... :cry:
by JonC
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4856
Views: 334819

Re: Today I received.....

A jiffy bag of capacitors, allowing me to bring this sorry looking Pentium 3 motherboard back to life after 10yrs in the loft. Amazingly it now works, although I also had to swap out the PSU which is similarly affected (smaller bag of capacitors now on order). This will form the basis for a Windows...
by JonC
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Formatting SD/CF cards for use on RISC OS 3.1
Replies: 71
Views: 19187

Re: Formatting SD/CF cards for use on RISC OS 3.1

How much data do yo have to move? A few 800kb floppies might be ok if it's a small amount?
by JonC
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Formatting SD/CF cards for use on RISC OS 3.1
Replies: 71
Views: 19187

Re: Formatting SD/CF cards for use on RISC OS 3.1

Check your SD-IDE adaptor, does it have a jumper to switch between CS/D1/D2 etc?
by JonC
Sat May 26, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Forum GDPR compliance?
Replies: 58
Views: 1128

Re: Forum GDPR compliance?

* Information (including any program content) posted on a forum is considered to be in the public domain, GDPR does not superceded a persons responsibility to protect their own information, or be accountable for what they disclose in public. In such cases existing laws still apply. I think it's wor...