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by JudgeBeeb
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 118
Views: 4316

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL

Anyone who is planning to work on any electronics or the like is advised to bring a desk lamp as the lighting in the room is not terribly bright.
by JudgeBeeb
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 118
Views: 4316

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL

Thanks for doing these roland. It is of great assistance. Am I right in understanding that jbnbeeb has the lanyards and pouches from Cambridge?
by JudgeBeeb
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Replica Atom
Replies: 39
Views: 1357

Re: Replica Atom

Prime wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:56 am
JudgeBeeb wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:34 am
Prime wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:19 am
I have a few desoldered from a beeb keyboard that I could bring along next weekend if you want.
That would be really helpful if you could. I believe that you also offered to bring a bare Atom PCB for me to look at... :D
Yep will bring that too.

Cheers.

Phill.
Thank you.
by JudgeBeeb
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 118
Views: 4316

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL

I think there's probably only going to be table space for one full machine setup at a time That's not my understandimg, there should be a full table each, so room for at least two, maybe 3 machines. We have 31 confirmed attendees (although there are at least 2 'no kitters' and not everyone will be ...
by JudgeBeeb
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 118
Views: 4316

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list

Everyone has now paid. Thank you for doing so so promptly. I am now declaring the event definitively full. Unless someone drops out, there is no capacity for anyone else, even people who just want to casually drop-in. If there's still a slight possibility of me dropping in on one of the days just to...
by JudgeBeeb
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Replica Atom
Replies: 39
Views: 1357

Re: Replica Atom

gob33 wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:10 pm
See Omega MSX2 Replica Computer by Sergey Kiselev which has a Cherry MX keyboard example.
Or, indeed, this:

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by JudgeBeeb
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Replica Atom
Replies: 39
Views: 1357

Re: Replica Atom

Prime wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:19 am
I have a few desoldered from a beeb keyboard that I could bring along next weekend if you want.
That would be really helpful if you could. I believe that you also offered to bring a bare Atom PCB for me to look at... :D
by JudgeBeeb
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Replica Atom
Replies: 39
Views: 1357

Re: Replica Atom

I am pretty much on the home stretch of the PCB layout. Along the way, I have continued to identify issues with the original schematic. Notably, the original schematic does not show that Pin 39 (CSS) of IC31 (6847) is tied to Pin 17 (PC3) of IC25 (8255) and both of these signals appear on both Pin 7...
by JudgeBeeb
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 118
Views: 4316

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list

I don't want to book a table but I might be able to visit on Saturday to meet people. Is that OK? If you are going to do no more than 'pop your head around the door and say hi' I cannot see any problem. However, if you are going to spend a few hours there, there are a couple of points. First, I thi...
by JudgeBeeb
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 118
Views: 4316

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list

If we get our timings right, MattH and I will both be arriving at Fleet station at 15:18 on the Friday. Can someone give us a lift to the hotel? I should be able to do this. I am also planning to do a pick-up from Blackwater station at 17:52. So if that is of assistance to anyone else, please let m...
by JudgeBeeb
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 118
Views: 4316

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list

SimonSideburns wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:25 pm
If there's still a slight possibility of me dropping in on one of the days just to say hi, would that be ok?
Yes!
by JudgeBeeb
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 118
Views: 4316

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list

There is still one room left at the hotel and the WIN19SALE code is working again. So this room can be had for £75 in total inclusive of breakfast.
by JudgeBeeb
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 118
Views: 4316

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list

I've been thrown another ball to juggle, so I'm going to have to pull out of ABUG South, so there's a place free. After missing two, I'm more determined to get to the next one. Judge: Keep the deposit, add it to the kitty. I am really sorry that you can't make it. You will be missed. I very. much h...
by JudgeBeeb
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 118
Views: 4316

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list

Elminster wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:05 pm
It said 1 double and 1 twin left at the time, although I only booked Sat to Sun. So no idea if was any left for Fri-Sun.
The up-to-date number of available rooms is always shown, in red, in the first post of this thread, immediately under the heading "How to book a hotel room".
by JudgeBeeb
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2951
Views: 277405

Re: LOLPRICE

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That $50 makes all the difference.
by JudgeBeeb
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 118
Views: 4316

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list

I should also add that the hotel is now almost fully booked. If you are planning to stay at the hotel and have not yet booked, now is the time to do so.
by JudgeBeeb
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020 - Save the Date - NOT A BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 0
Views: 148

ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020 - Save the Date - NOT A BOOKING THREAD

THIS IS NOT A BOOKING THREAD! The next meet will take place from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th January 2020 at The Ely, London Road, Blackwater, CAMBERLEY, Hampshire, GU17 9LJ . b6a14eb20c45a4735ad01e04ea685cbd.jpg IMG_0217.jpg It is a combined hotel and pub/restaurant. They have great food. (Click he...
by JudgeBeeb
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 118
Views: 4316

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list

A few general updates: We are able to get access to the room anytime on Friday. I will probably be there from about lunchtime to help with setting up. I suspect that the majority of (the Friday attendees) will arrive later in the afternoon or in the evening. As on previous occasions, most people wil...
by JudgeBeeb
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 118
Views: 4316

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list

loudscotsbloke wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:34 pm
OK, cheers. I appreciate that I am a but late to the party.
I am very reluctant to turn away a newcomer. So I will do my very best to squeeze you in. Let's see how things are closer to the time.
by JudgeBeeb
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 118
Views: 4316

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list

Hi. I would love to come along! I am only about an hour away, so I could easily drive up each day. I have a fair few Acorn machines, and also some very rare gems that arent Acorn. I will have think about what to bring! So please put me down for all 3 days, but driving to you each day. I will defina...
by JudgeBeeb
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Replica Atom
Replies: 39
Views: 1357

Re: Replica Atom

bprosman wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:42 pm
Does this help ?
I have those already and have been working from them too as well as from my own Atom. It is quite laborious work and, inevitably, small errors creep in and have to be ironed out. But I am continuing to progress.
by JudgeBeeb
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Replica Atom
Replies: 39
Views: 1357

Replica Atom

As I have been laying-out the PCB, I have identified a number of errors in my schematic. Most notably, I had assumed that the RAM chips had the address and date lines hooked-up in order and symmetrically. There is, of course, no reason why that should be the case and, to be fair, the original hand-d...
by JudgeBeeb
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 118
Views: 4316

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list

Payment for attendance is now due. The cost is just £15 which covers the cost of room hire; as many unhealthy snacks as you can eat; and virtually bottomless non-alcoholic drinks. I will shortly be sending everyone a PM with my PayPal email address. Please can you send me £15 using the " Sending to ...
by JudgeBeeb
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Replica Atom
Replies: 39
Views: 1357

Re: Replica Atom

Just for a bit of fun, here is a visual update on progress for the replica Atom PCB. Still a long way to go though.

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by JudgeBeeb
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5494
Views: 443175

Re: Today I received.....

By an enormous coincidence, a C128D keyboard which had parted company from its computer. :D :

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Also, in excellent condition.
by JudgeBeeb
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5494
Views: 443175

Re: Today I received.....

A C128D :D :

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It appears to be in excellent condition and works in both modes. Sadly, it doesn't have its keyboard anymore. :(
by JudgeBeeb
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5494
Views: 443175

Re: Today I received.....

A bread-bin C64 :D : IMG_0676.jpg It's in reasonable cosmetic condition. The upper half of the case is very yellowed though and there are some minor cable burns. Inside, everything appears to be present and correct. So it hasn't been stripped of the SID or other custom components. Three ICs (includi...
by JudgeBeeb
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: OFFERED: Programmed Atom EPROMs
Replies: 0
Views: 148

OFFERED: Programmed Atom EPROMs

Continuing with my recently acquired Atom enthusiasm I have obtained a number of 64Kbit (8K x 8 ) and 32Kbit (4K x 8 ) EPROMs that are pin compatible with IC20 and IC21/IC24 respectively. In addition, I am able to program them. I am happy to make these available, programmed, at cost. This is £8.10 f...
by JudgeBeeb
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5494
Views: 443175

Re: Today I received.....

geraldholdsworth wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:42 pm
Elminster wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:37 pm
Is it one of these new AI robot mouse catchers?
Yep, runs on RISC OS...well, if she had the chance to get to my computers - although she'd probably sleep on them! :D
Truly RISC based or more correctly ZISC (Zero Instruction Set Computing). Can't get then to obey any commands.
by JudgeBeeb
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL
Replies: 118
Views: 4316

Re: ABUG SOUTH 22 to 24 November 2019 - NOW FULL - but accepting names for reserve list

Afternoon all, Would like to attend for just half a day on either Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Is that feasible? Regards Paul I have put you down on the reserve list for the time being. However, as I previously indicated, unless the reserve list gets ridiculously long, I am hoping to squeeze every...