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by JonC
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Elk disc controllers
Replies: 22
Views: 364

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: 857

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: 2677
Views: 223631

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: 102

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: 11
Views: 230

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: 43
Views: 2446

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: 15
Views: 448

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: 300

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: 300

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: 300

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: 12
Views: 471

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: 158
Views: 13963

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: 4792
Views: 327380

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: 18933

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: 18933

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: 1075

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: 1075

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: 1075

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: 370

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: 25
Views: 1335

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: 1089

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: 399

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: 43
Views: 2446

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: 1693

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: 1638

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: 1855

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: 24
Views: 1413

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: 1455

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: 279
Views: 10576

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: 14335

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...