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by JudgeBeeb
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 153
Views: 5399

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL

Starting to populate my replica Atom PCB:

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by JudgeBeeb
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 153
Views: 5399

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL

The latest member of ABUG:

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Phoebe - pun very much intended.
by JudgeBeeb
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 153
Views: 5399

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL

j6wbs wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:15 am
[Is there room for me to bring my Beeb, I could bring my small card table perhaps?]
Please do bring your Beeb along. I am sure there will be someone who would be happy to look at it for you. Don't worry about bringing your own table just for a few hours on Saturday. There will be space for it.
by JudgeBeeb
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 153
Views: 5399

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL

As with last time, there will be name badges for everyone. There are a lot of us attending, including a few newcomers. So I am sure it would be appreciated if everyone could wear their badge.
by JudgeBeeb
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 153
Views: 5399

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL

In the unlikely event that there is room in my car, I'll try to remember to bring my rather large and rather loud speaker.
by JudgeBeeb
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 153
Views: 5399

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL

With regard to wives and girlfriends, my wife who isn't particularly interested in BBC Micros and associated chat may be at a bit of a loose end this weekend. She was going to stay cooped up in our hotel room (and might still do), but if any other friends/partners feel like a spare part too, it mig...
by JudgeBeeb
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 153
Views: 5399

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL

roland wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:03 pm
[n that case I need to give my next hardware project the name 'Misty' :lol:
I think the name of MiSTy would have a sufficient nexus with the Beeb (and other retro-hardware).
by JudgeBeeb
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 153
Views: 5399

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL

UPDATE It looks like we are going to have the most heavily attended ABUG for some time (at least since I joined in 2015). At some stage on Saturday there will be (albeit only briefly) 36 official attendees plus a number of partners. So it is going to be packed (but also awesome). We desperately nee...
by JudgeBeeb
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Offered: Free FPGA/MCU dev board PCBs
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: Offered: Free FPGA/MCU dev board PCBs

Bryce wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:30 am
No worries. But you got me interested now. Do you know where they are still available?

Bryce.
I don't think anyone has them for sale. Your best bet is to download the Gerbers and order the PCBs yourself. It cost me US$7.94 delivered for 5 PCBs from JLCPCB.
by JudgeBeeb
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Offered: Free FPGA/MCU dev board PCBs
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: Offered: Free FPGA/MCU dev board PCBs

Bryce wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:39 am
If you still have a spare PCB I'd like one. Can you let me know the price for one to be sent to Germany?

Bryce.
Sorry. All gone now.
by JudgeBeeb
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 153
Views: 5399

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL

We have the room form 8am(!) But you won't find anybody there that early. I am aiming to be there from about lunchtime (to have lunch) and then set up. Anybody who wants to arrive early and help set up will be very warmly welcomed. Most people start arriving from late afternoon onwards; with the maj...
by JudgeBeeb
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 153
Views: 5399

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: MORE PLACES AVAILABLE

BigEd wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:37 pm
Is that the deal where you book 3 nights even if you only stay two? I did that last time, and it was still a good deal.
No. Just 2 nights.
by JudgeBeeb
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 153
Views: 5399

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: MORE PLACES AVAILABLE

derek wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:14 pm
JudgeBeeb wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:35 pm
Also, although the TWIXMAS19 code no longer works, WINSALE19 does and is still very cheap.
I tried the new code no rooms at that promo code.
I have double checked, and I can get a room, using that code, at an inclusive price of £70 for the whole weekend, including breakfast.
by JudgeBeeb
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 153
Views: 5399

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: MORE PLACES AVAILABLE

Also, although the TWIXMAS19 code no longer works, WINSALE19 does and is still very cheap.
by JudgeBeeb
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 153
Views: 5399

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: MORE PLACES AVAILABLE

Hi, I was going attend, but due to other circumstances, I do not have any transport. Unless anyone can give me lift from Runcorn/Liverpool/Manchester. And the looks to be only rooms at the full rate left. You can do it by train: Runcorn to Birmingham New Street; Birmingham New Street to Reading; Re...
by JudgeBeeb
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 153
Views: 5399

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: MORE PLACES AVAILABLE

Over the Christmas period I engaged in some cognitive soldering therapy. As a consequence I now have 5 of hoglet 's excellent RGB to HDMI boards which are superfluous to requirements. These boards are fully assembled with the CPLD programmed and include the brass spacers and screws. To make them wor...
by JudgeBeeb
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 153
Views: 5399

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: MORE PLACES AVAILABLE

There are now some places available again. If you would like to attend but have not put your name down, please PM me (or post below).
by JudgeBeeb
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: BeebEm for RG350 (Retro Handheld)
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: BeebEm for RG350 (Retro Handheld)

Fans of Chinglish should check out the pictures in this listing on Amazon.
Smooth without fever, stronger operation.
And the obvious fake reviews.
There is no hot problem.
This is probably not the Amazon Marketplace vendor to buy it from :shock:
by JudgeBeeb
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Replica Atom
Replies: 65
Views: 3080

Re: Replica Atom

oss003 wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:33 pm
Robert, how much is the keyboard sunken?
I won't really know, until I start assembling it. All will become clear in a couple of weeks.
by JudgeBeeb
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Replica Atom
Replies: 65
Views: 3080

Re: Replica Atom

Think this board is more important than a simple amusement because it fixes the dimensions and placements inside the original case. Furthermore evolutions like roland's 2k15, FPGA Atom (aka 2k18) or something else can be put on the upper part with a Cherry keyboard. I am afraid there is a problem t...
by JudgeBeeb
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Replica Atom
Replies: 65
Views: 3080

Re: Replica Atom

The board is designed to (hopefully) accept all the original components. However, the footprints are flexible enough to also accommodate more modern versions of the rarer originals (key switches for example). I shall be bringing the board along to ABUG later this month and will start to populate it ...
by JudgeBeeb
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?
Replies: 166
Views: 16758

Re: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?

There are benchmarks knocking around for pi-tube direct showing HIBASIC on a Beeb running more than 200 times faster than on a vanilla Model B. It’s all about giving the CoPro appropriate tasks (i.e. number crunching).
by JudgeBeeb
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5611
Views: 467414

Re: Today I received.....

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:14 pm
cmorley wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:03 pm
Is that the board needed for Mist/Mister?
Kyrie?
:lol:
by JudgeBeeb
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL
Replies: 153
Views: 5399

Re: ABUG SOUTH 24 to 26 January 2020: NOW FULL (but taking names for reserve list)

Payment for attendance is now due. Given what I have leftover in the kitty and the number of people attending, I have decided to reduce the cost to £10 . This covers the cost of room hire; as many unhealthy (and maybe a small number of healthy) snacks as you can eat; and virtually bottomless non-alc...
by JudgeBeeb
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: FPGA's and Hardware description languages for laymen
Replies: 17
Views: 510

Re: FPGA's and Hardware description languages for laymen

BTW, the best way to understand FPGAs (and CPLDs which are similar) is to get a simple dev board and start programming one. There are a lot of resources out there which make it really accessible to beginners.
by JudgeBeeb
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: FPGA's and Hardware description languages for laymen
Replies: 17
Views: 510

Re: FPGA's and Hardware description languages for laymen

There was one key fact about HDL which allowed my mind to click into the very different coding paradigm involved in FPGAs. Considered this pseudocode: A = 0 While A = 0 { do some stuff { B = 1 Ask yourself this question, when will B become 1? If this were a programming language, B would not become 1...
by JudgeBeeb
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5611
Views: 467414

Re: Today I received.....

Is that the board needed for Mist/Mister? I am sure I wouldn't know anything about that. As I said it is only for my own code. I also wouldn't know the Git repository where you can download all the cores for the various different machines. Or how to download ROM images for all the different console...
by JudgeBeeb
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5611
Views: 467414

Re: Today I received.....

IMG_0731.jpeg

Obviously, I will only be using it for my own code :wink:
by JudgeBeeb
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BeebOPL: an FM Synthesiser for the BBC Micro
Replies: 45
Views: 7524

Re: BeebOPL: an FM Synthesiser for the BBC Micro

Nope. Your emulation seems just fine. The countdown timer begins with the length of the track as encoded in the header of the .DRO file. The countdown timer is then timed against the clock in the system VIA. The tune itself is dependent upon regular interrupts at a time dependent on the track concer...