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by JonC
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4658
Views: 312690

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: 62
Views: 17994

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: 62
Views: 17994

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: 850

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* Information (including any program content) posted on a forum is considered to be in the public domain, GDPR does not superceded a persons responsibility to protect their own information, or be accountable for what they disclose in public.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...
by JonC
Fri May 25, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Forum GDPR compliance?
Replies: 58
Views: 850

Re: Forum GDPR compliance?

- Right to Data Portability - Not really relevant as long as all data is contained in the Control Panel and easily referenced. Iwas actually very impressed that the info on the ICO website about this talked about machine readable formats, mentioned the difference between proprietary and open and su...
by JonC
Fri May 25, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Forum GDPR compliance?
Replies: 58
Views: 850

Re: Forum GDPR compliance?

I've been heavily involved in GDPR at work. Just to clarify some elements discussed. * Data processing: There are 6 lawful purposes for processing, only one of which is 'Consent'; The most relevant one here is that it is 'necassery' in order for the person to use the service provided. * Any data tha...
by JonC
Tue May 22, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: New Cartridge Case - for the Electron and Master
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: New Cartridge Case - for the Electron and Master

Note: The LP ARA II board will NOT fit! This is due to the LP IC sockets not being Low Profile enough (If you use EEPROMs then they will fit!!). I'm ordering the correct IC sockets and will replace anyones if they want a case. Dave H :D Cheers Dave, Just a thought but, could you do an 'open front' ...
by JonC
Sun May 13, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebMaster BBC B Econet Kit
Replies: 20
Views: 807

Re: BeebMaster BBC B Econet Kit

Hi, I would certainly be interested in a couple of the socketed Beeb Master Econet Modules please if you decide to make any more as per: http://www.beebmaster.co.uk/BeebShop/BMEconet1.html Same here please Ian. :) Also I reckon if the new 'Econet Hub' gets produced it would be good to package that,...
by JonC
Tue May 08, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Simultaneous internet & mass storage solutions for the A3010
Replies: 27
Views: 937

Re: Simultaneous internet & mass storage solutions for the A3010

This makes me wonder how much work it would be to design a mini podule that takes a Raspberry Pi (Zero W or 3B/3B+) and a flash chip, and implements mass storage and networking all through the Pi... This was an idea I threw out a while back, not sure if the thread is helpful here; :) http://www.sta...
by JonC
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Gotek on A3010 Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: Gotek on A3010 Issues

IIRC the Goteks have a jumper to emulate the drive motor activation line. I beleive the Arcs flag a drive empty if this is not present...
by JonC
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions
Replies: 40
Views: 2020

Re: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions

If there's any left, could I have a 16 bit one for my A310 please Ian, via post?

Thanks

Jon
by JonC
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: AP5, Pegasus/AP3-4/EUPURS Metal Case Design
Replies: 24
Views: 1562

Re: AP5, Pegasus/AP3-4/EUPURS Metal Case Design

Very nice, those look really professional Dave.
by JonC
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Master level shifter for PiTube Direct won't fit with VideoNuLA
Replies: 27
Views: 1370

Re: Master level shifter for PiTube Direct won't fit with VideoNuLA

Bagpuss wrote:...snip... , otherwise it will infringe on the CF card adapter that's attached to the DC.
Just a thought, a short IDE extension cable would move the adapter out of the way?
by JonC
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Soldering and Hotair station options
Replies: 38
Views: 1565

Re: Soldering and Hotair station options

If you don't fancy spending too much money, there are also these: IMG_6695.JPG On eBay . Likely also available elsewhere. Don't know how good they are though. Mark I had mixed results with these, tended to be ok on newer solder, but problematic on older stuff. A lot easier than trying to hold an Ir...
by JonC
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Atari joystick interface for BBC Micro?
Replies: 15
Views: 811

Re: Atari joystick interface for BBC Micro?

Not sure if Bryce is still selling these;
http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... =8&t=10187
by JonC
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: TODAY i am looking for
Replies: 20
Views: 1280

Re: TODAY i am looking for

Stand offs. :D
by JonC
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD
Replies: 99
Views: 5168

Re: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD

I'm wondering if this just work on a Zero, or would it work on other Pi's as well? Presumaby the Zero has sufficient oomph to do the job and the older ones not so much.. PS - This is a very cool project which could work well for a lot of retro machines potentially! I know one of the Amiga guys at wo...
by JonC
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Favourite/best games list
Replies: 86
Views: 13652

Re: Favourite/best games list

There was this space themed strategy type game I used to play a lot as a kid, was green screen, can't for the life of me remember what it's called. I think there was a Mode 7 graphic of a spaceship on the loading screen, realize that's not much of a description. Would love to know what that game wa...
by JonC
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Rombox Plus, Pegasus 400 Disk System etc. for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 848

Re: Rombox Plus, Pegasus 400 Disk System etc. for sale

I'm looking to dispose of an Acorn Electron with: * Slogger Rombox Plus * Pegasus 400 Disk System (400 Interface + 5.25" disk drive). Condition: used, working order. If you're in the Midlands, inspection/delivery may be possible. Any offers? Any chance of some pics? Cheers!
by JonC
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: online study?
Replies: 25
Views: 1374

Re: online study?

Generally speaking (from my own experience), online study is only worthwhile if; You are in a specific career and the course will help you progress in it directly. You want to get a qualification in a new career that you're planning to move into shortly. The above may seem obvious, but some people j...
by JonC
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Baildon Electronics IDE Interfaces - Replication
Replies: 123
Views: 11343

Re: Baildon Electronics IDE Interfaces - Replication

Please form an orderly queue! :lol:

I think Dave is going to be very busy. :mrgreen:
by JonC
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Upgraded A310 and software bundle for sale
Replies: 11
Views: 1089

Re: Upgraded A310 and software bundle for sale

Hi Gary, I could be interested in the base unit (assuming you're willing to split), but it would of course depend on price. Would prefer to do that via PM though, so if you use the below link to contact an Admin, I'm sure they will turn PM's on for you. :D http://stardot.org.uk/forums/memberlist.php...
by JonC
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: WinPC + Avast help
Replies: 7
Views: 488

Re: WinPC + Avast help

CMcDougall wrote: also in browser's , use a advert blocker, this saves wasted time waiting for useless pictures to show :D
(if I wanted a washing machine :roll: , I would get one cheaper from Comet etc :lol: )
Or set yourself up a PiHole - works well.
by JonC
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2789
Views: 220645

Re: LOLPRICE

That looks like a pretty esoteric educational program to me. These days writing games software is like shooting a movie, with a cast of thousands. It's a shame, because the investment is so high that the companies that publish games only produce mass market stuff (just like formulaic Hollywood movi...
by JonC
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: WinPC + Avast help
Replies: 7
Views: 488

Re: WinPC + Avast help

I'd just use Windows Defender, it's built in and just as good as any of the others.
by JonC
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 120
Views: 6146

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

Not sure how useful CDFS would be, but ZIP Drive parrallel port support for Arcs with bi-directional printer ports would be useful for large file transfer. (I.e. The RO boot sequence for starters!) :D Edit: On further thought, support for removeable media such as SD/SDHC cards would probably be more...
by JonC
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Switchable/dynamic/expanded RISC OS
Replies: 25
Views: 1305

Re: Switchable/dynamic/expanded RISC OS

Well, £2.88+VAT for the eproms would be £13.50, programming is free(ish, I certainly don't charge if I program eproms for people), postage is a couple of quid, so it'd be less than £20 to do a new set. In truth you could do it for even less with reprogrammable eeproms: https://www.mouser.co.uk/Prod...
by JonC
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Switchable/dynamic/expanded RISC OS
Replies: 25
Views: 1305

Re: Switchable/dynamic/expanded RISC OS

I suppose if someone could work out a basic set of parts that you'd need to build either, that would put the costs in perspective?
Then you could gauge the level of interest. :D
by JonC
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Mouse/Keyboard solutions for the Arc/RISC PC
Replies: 8
Views: 624

Re: Mouse/Keyboard solutions for the Arc/RISC PC

What would be really nice is something that converts keyboards as well as mice.
Plug it into a mouse or mouse/keyboard port and convert to a couple of USB HID ports. :D
by JonC
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 120
Views: 6146

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

Just a thought, if you build a daughter board to repace the ROMS (a-la RO2 to RO3 daughter board for the A3x0 and A4x0), would it be better to put something modern and programable (chip wise) on the daughter board to make updates/fixes/patches easier just be reprogramming it? That way people could d...