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by JudgeBeeb
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4928
Views: 349166

Re: Today I received.....

hoglet wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:59 pm
A little bird tells me someone has received a very very nice new oscilloscope from Father Christmas....
I think it actually came from a flexible friend. (Ambiguity intended.)
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by JudgeBeeb
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4928
Views: 349166

Re: Today I received.....

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I blame mattyj.
by JudgeBeeb
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?
Replies: 122
Views: 10448

Re: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?

ZX Spectrum Next wrote: SPANTAN6
by JudgeBeeb
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 44
Views: 1550

Re: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

z0m8ied0g wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:14 pm
I have a couple of the fold up plastic ones I could probably fit in the van.
Thanks. That may well be of assistance if you can bring them. I am planning to liaise with the venue regarding tables closer to the time and I'll let you know.
by JudgeBeeb
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 44
Views: 1550

Re: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

I'm guessing the default is a half-table, and people with serious amounts of kit will want a full table? The room is very big and last time it was one of the least cramped sessions we have had. The limiting factor is the number of tables they have on-site. If anyone has some tables they could bring...
by JudgeBeeb
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 44
Views: 1550

Re: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

My apologies I forgot to add 'with kit'. master, screen laptop, etc. Thanks At this stage, I am not overly concerned with the amount of kit people are bringing. This might, however, become an issue if we have more than 30 people wishing to attend. So do please continue to give some indication of wh...
by JudgeBeeb
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 44
Views: 1550

Re: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

sydney wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:05 pm
I'd love to come but won't know if it's possible until much nearer the time so stick me down as number 30 and knock me off if you need the space.
I've put you down as tentative. I doubt there will be a problem accommodating you and it would be really good to see you there.
by JudgeBeeb
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 44
Views: 1550

Re: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

sbadger wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:42 pm
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I just found a promocode for this hotel. Takes it down to £64 for the two nights

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Thanks! That's great!
by JudgeBeeb
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 44
Views: 1550

ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Booking is now open for the next ABUG South. The meet will take place from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th January 2019 at The Ely, London Road, Blackwater, CAMBERLEY, Hampshire, GU17 9LJ . b6a14eb20c45a4735ad01e04ea685cbd.jpg It is a combined hotel and pub/restaurant. It is part of the same group as The...
by JudgeBeeb
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD
Replies: 117
Views: 3805

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

I should add that it was both a privilege and an inspiration to finally meet paulv. Huge admiration at want you have managed to achieve over the last few years. =D>
by JudgeBeeb
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD
Replies: 117
Views: 3805

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Another excellent event. Thanks Alex for organising this. I know how much work is involved. I had an enjoyable and productive weekend working on my ROM/Games Board. Particular thanks to cmorley and SarahWalker for all the help and encouragement. I learned loads as a result. Hope to see as many of yo...
by JudgeBeeb
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) DATE CONFIRMED
Replies: 20
Views: 776

Re: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) DATE CONFIRMED

IanS wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:27 pm
What time on the 17th? :)
Some time after I get out of bed!
by JudgeBeeb
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) DATE CONFIRMED
Replies: 20
Views: 776

Re: ABUG SOUTH 18 to 20 January 2019 (Hampshire) DATE CONFIRMED

Just a heads up that the official booking thread for this event will open on Saturday 17 November 2018. :D I know that there was some frustration with the way bookings were dealt with for the East Midlands event (for which I was partly responsible). Because of this, I will not accept any bookings ma...
by JudgeBeeb
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: London Show / Saturday 27th October 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1300

Re: London Show / Saturday 27th October 2018

BTW, I'm really sorry I missed that one. Sounds like a good event. Unfortunately, I was still in Manchester on Saturday.
by JudgeBeeb
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: London Show / Saturday 27th October 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1300

Re: London Show / Saturday 27th October 2018

I did get told off by one guy who told me to stop messing about with that old stuff and move on to RISCOS. He then went on to explain how fast RISCOS boots and how it can't be broken by power loss and that it is immune to viruses. It is likely that a significant proportion of attendees of the event...
by JudgeBeeb
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: London Show / Saturday 27th October 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1300

Re: London Show / Saturday 27th October 2018

@Balmoral James, In answer to your questions: 1. On the years that I have been, towards the middle of the day it gets fairly busy - but not unpleasantly so. 2. The show, as its name suggests, is very much RISC focussed. There will be a few people from the 8-bit side of the forum there. But they are ...
by JudgeBeeb
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: What are people happy soldering ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1226

Re: What are people happy soldering ?

Perhaps we should save up for an ABUG flow oven. I have finally invested in a reflow oven. It's the (infamous) T962A which is very well known and sold by a variety of Chinese vendors on eBay and AliExpress. It has a number of significant problems and is not recommended in it's unmodified form. Ther...
by JudgeBeeb
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD
Replies: 117
Views: 3805

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

I have a vague recollection that someone asked me to bring something to this ABUG. But I cannot remember who or what. So I will need to be asked again.
by JudgeBeeb
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD
Replies: 595
Views: 21281

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

Elminster wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:57 pm
Always anuses me
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by JudgeBeeb
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: A micro-controller for the retro enthusiast
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Re: A micro-controller for the retro enthusiast

It's really cool, but I'm not sure I understand the practical advantage of making it a dedicated ASIC. Why not just use an FPGA/CPLD and load it with the core you desire to use? It's a 5V device; which makes it ideal for retro-enthusiasts (i.e. the very people it is targeting). If you used an FPGA ...
by JudgeBeeb
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4928
Views: 349166

Re: Today I received.....

for this old man , give me a hint where to buy things like this. bigger is better to see :) I got mine on eBay . This seller seems to be out of stock now. But there are quite a few people selling them on eBay. Andonstar make quite a few different digital microscopes some of which are much cheaper. ...
by JudgeBeeb
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: A micro-controller for the retro enthusiast
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Re: A micro-controller for the retro enthusiast

I am used to Kickstarter where it says at the top whether it is an ‘all or nothing project’, can’t see what this one is. If the project does not reach its funding goal, you WILL NOT be charged. (https://www.crowdsupply.com/guide/supporting-projects) But it has only taken $900 in last 4 weeks. Looks...
by JudgeBeeb
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4928
Views: 349166

Re: Today I received.....

Hmm. Yes that one is half the price (not taking into account postage). You will have to give a progress update, and possibly take to ABUG South, I certianly wont be buying one before xmas. Having had a play with Jason's Binocular Microscope at Cambridge I have decided I need something. You need thi...
by JudgeBeeb
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4928
Views: 349166

Re: Today I received.....

Which Microsocope did you get, I cant quite see? I got this . The image quality (as you can see) is pretty good. Construction is a bit rough around the edges. The Micro SD Card slot is particularly scary and I wouldn't be surprised if that fails at some stage soon. I have the Ekins one bookmarked f...
by JudgeBeeb
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Music 5000 FPGA
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Music 5000 FPGA

I had this running in a Papilio One. But that is not recommended as that board is not 5V tolerant and I'm lucky I didn't damage it.

You could try a GODIL, which is similar to (and from the same people as) the GOP. The GODIL has level shifters and is 5V tolerant.
by JudgeBeeb
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4928
Views: 349166

Re: Today I received.....

BTW, the image on the screen is showing off the RobC's remarkable soldering skills. Those are the 0.5mm pitch pins from the CPLD. =D>
by JudgeBeeb
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4928
Views: 349166

Re: Today I received.....

A digital microscope (in a vain attempt to improve my SMT soldering skills)...

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...and a silicone mat to stopping me burning the table when doing said soldering.

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by JudgeBeeb
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: My first (large) CPLD steps (XC9572)
Replies: 16
Views: 622

Re: My first (large) CPLD steps (XC9572)

You appear to be pretty much at the stage I am was wit VHDL a few weeks ago. First of all, have a look at this book: https://github.com/hamsternz/IntroToSpartanFPGABook/blob/master/IntroToSpartanFPGABook.pdf. It is probably the best VHDL tutorial out there. I certainly found it invaluable. Secondly,...