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by mr-macrisc
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"
Replies: 519
Views: 36799

Re: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"

So issue 4 or 2 then :) great....

Will see what I can see cheapish :)
by mr-macrisc
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"
Replies: 519
Views: 36799

Re: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"

Any way to guess from approx serial number?
by mr-macrisc
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"
Replies: 519
Views: 36799

Re: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"

Gonna have to find a spare elk soon I think. Don’t wanna take the 64k/turbo one back to standard for ULA so defo need another one. Plus I have a spare plus 1 as well. If buying an elk specifically with view for it being for the UltraULA is there any issue that is preferable? Or any issue circuitboa...
by mr-macrisc
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"
Replies: 519
Views: 36799

Re: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"

Gonna have to find a spare elk soon I think. Don’t wanna take the 64k/turbo one back to standard for ULA so defo need another one. Plus I have a spare plus 1 as well. If buying an elk specifically with view for it being for the UltraULA is there any issue that is preferable? Or any issue circuitboar...
by mr-macrisc
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Simple Electon MMC Interface
Replies: 79
Views: 9219

Re: Simple Electon MMC Interface

That’s very cool indeed :)
by mr-macrisc
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn Elk usb floppy disk drive (DEFUNCT TOPIC SUB)
Replies: 28
Views: 387

Re: Acorn Elk usb floppy disk drive

Lad on here sells em :)
by mr-macrisc
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn Elk usb floppy disk drive (DEFUNCT TOPIC SUB)
Replies: 28
Views: 387

Re: Acorn Elk usb floppy disk drive

I reckon in your case either plus 1 and SD cartridge or plus one, disk interface and cheap gotek is gonna be the cheapest options to get some useful storage to get using the machine. There is a version of SD thing doesn’t even need a plus1 so that’s maybe a potential way in without too much money an...
by mr-macrisc
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Redesign Electron Plus1
Replies: 24
Views: 2484

Re: Redesign Electron Plus1

I guess case costs. Plus 1 is fairly common and enough about to get hold of em so best base for a reworking of upgrade that has cartridge slots. Plus 3 is too rare and expensive. A gotek would be cool or beeb scsi micro SD. Even just an SD slot of some sort would be handy (not most Compatible but go...
by mr-macrisc
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Redesign Electron Plus1
Replies: 24
Views: 2484

Re: Redesign Electron Plus1

would be good Roland, and as Simon said, what is a printer :? :lol: what is the story for plus2 ??? never seen a plus 2 ?? you have now :shock: none made by Acorn, but Slogger made the Plus2, but they don't have housing. Slogger Plus 2 I believe was same/similar to the RomBox plus so assume that ca...
by mr-macrisc
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi, from Katikati New Zealand!
Replies: 13
Views: 448

Re: Hi, from Katikati New Zealand!

Welcome to the Acorn fraternity and the madhouse called stardot. Great wee group with vast knowledge I am sure you’ll enjoy your stay Recommend a plus 1 for elk as it gives you access to some nice extra hardware like SD cartridge, mega games cartridge, disk interfaces, ap5 (which has tube, user port...
by mr-macrisc
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"
Replies: 519
Views: 36799

Re: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"

Gonna have to find a spare elk soon I think.

Don’t wanna take the 64k/turbo one back to standard for ULA so defo need another one. Plus I have a spare plus 1 as well.
by mr-macrisc
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"
Replies: 519
Views: 36799

Re: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"

You guys do rock!!!!!
by mr-macrisc
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Another dead A4 (resurrected)
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Another dead A4 (resurrected)

An Olivetti laptop may also be a source for a button?
by mr-macrisc
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"
Replies: 519
Views: 36799

Re: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"

Nice sleuthing.

:)
by mr-macrisc
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"
Replies: 519
Views: 36799

Re: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"

That’s a damn shame but I guess it’s all progress and something like this isn’t gonna come to fruition without solving a few funnies like this.

Hopefully it doesn’t prove too hard to solve so keyboard works nicely on all elks.
by mr-macrisc
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: The Seventh Star (1984) — Acornsoft
Replies: 26
Views: 969

Re: The Seventh Star (1984) — Acornsoft

That would be cool if we could actually get a working version for elk :) seeing as it was written :)
by mr-macrisc
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello Beeb
Replies: 33
Views: 536

Re: Hello Beeb

Always translated it as “if I remember correctly” but same difference and a hangover from pre-forum days when a lot of computer groups etc existed on irc chat.
by mr-macrisc
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello Beeb
Replies: 33
Views: 536

Re: Hello Beeb

The bbc was a very flexible machine due to the number and variety of connections and busses it had. They were used in schools (mainly UK, Aus, NZ - but had some following in Germany, Holland and Nordic countries as well. Universities used them for research and controlling experiments (due to how eas...
by mr-macrisc
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello Beeb
Replies: 33
Views: 536

Re: Hello Beeb

The bbc was a very flexible machine due to the number and variety of connections and busses it had. They were used in schools (mainly UK, Aus, NZ - but had some following in Germany, Holland and Nordic countries as well. Universities used them for research and controlling experiments (due to how eas...
by mr-macrisc
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello Beeb
Replies: 33
Views: 536

Re: Hello Beeb

A gotek, SD user port, beebscsi or similar will be a good friend to anyone wanting to enjoy some 8-bit gaming fun on bbc. Means you can have a massive library of games and other software at your fingertips.
by mr-macrisc
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello Beeb
Replies: 33
Views: 536

Re: Hello Beeb

Welcome...

Did you pick up a made in Hong Kong one?

Iirc loads of bbc micros used to run displays in Hong Kong stock exchange (later it was Acorn risc pc’s)
by mr-macrisc
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Wanted - Watford Co-Pro
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Wanted - Watford Co-Pro

You got a ballpark in mind?

If not I’ll try and find some past eBay prices and see what I see :)
by mr-macrisc
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Wanted - Watford Co-Pro
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Wanted - Watford Co-Pro

danielj wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:10 pm
Let it dangle :D
Not with a non verbal autistic bairn in hoose....

Needs a case if external. Other option is old cheese wedge and pop tube pi adapter inside it.
by mr-macrisc
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Wanted - Watford Co-Pro
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Wanted - Watford Co-Pro

Thought may as well see if can turn up a box first. If get external pi adapter would need to find a suitable box as well and as already have internal adapter worth asking if any about.
by mr-macrisc
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Wanted - Watford Co-Pro
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Wanted - Watford Co-Pro

Great, was gonna fit my pi internally in master but decided as want to get an AP5 I’d like it to be able to be used on master and elk. Though may go back to internal on master at some point. So been thinking fitting the internal pi board in one of these cases would be ideal. That is as long as no ob...
by mr-macrisc
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: anybody used a Slogger Plus 2?
Replies: 119
Views: 9898

Re: anybody used a Slogger Plus 2?

Is this effectively a rombox+ but designed for rx?

Maybe a search for rombox+ circuits and add ins may help as well??!
by mr-macrisc
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Wanted - Watford Co-Pro
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Wanted - Watford Co-Pro

Anyone got an old Watford Co-Pro box avail to a new home? Just let us know what ya want for it. It’s the box that allowed internal master 2nd processors to be used externally. 2ndly did they have any downsides or performance issues compared to same cpu used internally on master or equivalent dedicat...
by mr-macrisc
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Any Events or Meetings in Scotland
Replies: 12
Views: 766

Re: Any Events or Meetings in Scotland

My 14x10 shed should be going up soon and plan for it to eventually be for multi use... Band PA, retro computing and normal storage (though will be a while till insulated and properly comfy inside).
by mr-macrisc
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Italy
Replies: 13
Views: 256

Re: Hi from Italy

Prodest 128 isn’t a clone. Olivetti owned (or had majority stake) acorn (to bail them out) so it was a master compact rather than being a clone of one. Obv just with an OS rom specifically for the Olivetti machine.
by mr-macrisc
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Another Hi from Glasgow
Replies: 12
Views: 230

Re: Another Hi from Glasgow

Big welcome from Leuchars