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by oPless
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD - Now FULL
Replies: 244
Views: 10370

Re: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD - Now FULL

Nice meeting everyone that I talked to :-) Sorry I wasn't more sociable, my missus wanted to sit down somewhere and tinker as she had a bad back. Still I spotted that the museum had a couple of viewdata terminals! And a whole corner about teletext! :D Though where the old Apricot PCs disappeared off...
by oPless
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD - Now FULL
Replies: 244
Views: 10370

Re: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD

I've already popped in and said hello to the Judge.

I'm planning to drop in later for a bit, might get some time late afternoon/evening on Saturday and I probably will be bringing family on Sunday.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!
by oPless
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Blinged up BBCs
Replies: 60
Views: 2165

Re: Blinged up BBCs

1024MAK wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:18 am
Image
Oh lordy ... don't give me ideas!

That looks nice!
by oPless
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD - Now FULL
Replies: 244
Views: 10370

Re: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD

https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=14184 If anyone has the capability and inclination to scan them, then I'll bring them along. Otherwise I'll just try to help out if I can; I might bring along some tools and test gear in a bag or something in case they end up being useful, but I cer...
by oPless
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD - Now FULL
Replies: 244
Views: 10370

Re: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD

Since this is on my doorstep, I think it'd be rude of me not to at least attempt to try to attend. Put me down as a no-kitter for now, and if there's any no-shows, my lock up is around the corner so I can always drag my setup out. If I get my viewdata / teletext stuff working, I'd probably like to s...
by oPless
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC ADVANCED TELETEXT RECEIVER
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: BBC ADVANCED TELETEXT RECEIVER

It certainly is okay!
by oPless
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC ADVANCED TELETEXT RECEIVER
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: BBC ADVANCED TELETEXT RECEIVER

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It's having problem tuning into my transmitter ... but a job for another day.
by oPless
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC ADVANCED TELETEXT RECEIVER
Replies: 8
Views: 394

BBC ADVANCED TELETEXT RECEIVER

So this arrived (a while ago... I got distracted...)
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OMG ... Polystyrene.
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Get ... it ... dumped!
teletext.jpg
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Also ... dump attached, if someone wants to archive it on MDFS or elsewhere.
by oPless
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: WE SOLDERLESS 12 ROM Board
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: WE SOLDERLESS 12 ROM Board

I have one of these ... check that all the sockets work!
by oPless
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Teefax - A nostalgic return to the days of teletext
Replies: 44
Views: 2700

Re: Teefax - A nostalgic return to the days of teletext

Wow, I disappear for a while and all this activity. My viewdata client now works with the test card data **and** loads teefax too. I had similar problems with rendering/interpreting the TTI files as the matrix network gateway too. By the way, did you notice the Bedford weather pages had the high bit...
by oPless
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Putting together a GOTEK, what do I need...
Replies: 37
Views: 1451

Re: Putting together a GOTEK, what do I need...

oPless You may find that the rotary encoders mounted on a PCB that you are buying will not fit into the Gotek case. On the Goteks I have assembled, I had to desolder the encoder from the PCB and wire it in directly. In future I will buy the 'bare' encoder. Mark at RetroClinic sells suitable PCBs fo...
by oPless
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Putting together a GOTEK, what do I need...
Replies: 37
Views: 1451

Re: Putting together a GOTEK, what do I need...

This is what I bought: Gotek * https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B015IQ5MCG/ OLED (2 pack) * https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BDFXFRK/ Rotary Encoder (5 pack) * https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06XT58ZW9 Cable (longer ones are available) * https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01FEXLXN0/ ...
by oPless
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: MODE 7 … in Unicode
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Re: MODE 7 … in Unicode

Funnily enough there's already a unicode-with-8-bit-theme font.

It's not perfect by any means, but I'm using the .hex files for my videotext renderer.

http://pelulamu.net/unscii/
by oPless
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Teefax - A nostalgic return to the days of teletext
Replies: 44
Views: 2700

Re: Teefax - A nostalgic return to the days of teletext

Ahhh. I was fiddling around with the teletext page editor you host just last night :) ... knocked this up over the past few days apparently UK videotext was more teletext than the ITU/ETS standard, so I spent most of my time running down various rabbitholes, rather than getting something working. On...
by oPless
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Megastor 8" drive unit
Replies: 66
Views: 1974

Re: Megastore 8" drive unit

Ah. Another thing to test on my torch boards.


... Dead capacitors. I'll add that to my to-do list! :roll:
by oPless
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Teefax - A nostalgic return to the days of teletext
Replies: 44
Views: 2700

Re: Teefax - A nostalgic return to the days of teletext

I've been looking at teefax too! But only via a desktop browser.

What was the mechanism that you used to display it on your Beeb? Is there a telnet interface or something?
by oPless
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: SD Card readers
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: SD Card readers

Urgh. I mean HostFS ... I was thinking that if that was hooked up to something like an appropriate microcontroller you could have a decent SD Card/USB reader etc... Having it hanging off the UPURS serial interface might be interesting too. So many things to play with, and such little time to play. *...
by oPless
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: SD Card readers
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: SD Card readers

Interesting stuff, thanks guys.

As we're talking about user port storage... Is UPURS tube compatible ?
by oPless
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Master over VNC
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: BBC Master over VNC

PS/2 remote keyboard discussion here: viewtopic.php?t=14826
by oPless
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Master over VNC
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: BBC Master over VNC

I seem to remember that you could redirect the keyboard input to instead read from the serial port.
*FX2,1 ?

http://central.kaserver5.org/Kasoft/Typ ... /Ch42.html
by oPless
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: SD Card readers
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: SD Card readers

I've not looked yet, but do these SD card ROMs have source code hanging about somewhere?

Are they generally compatible with copros?
by oPless
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: SD Card readers
Replies: 10
Views: 593

SD Card readers

A few years ago before I put my Beeb into storage, I bought a "SmartSPI" SD card reader. Obviously things have moved on since then. Back then I remember reading that it was essentially something that could only do read-only disk emulation which is a big file. I understand design of these things are ...
by oPless
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Thinking of trying out Pi coprocessor on my model B
Replies: 17
Views: 819

Re: Thinking of trying out Pi coprocessor on my model B

And my god, it works.

Now to get some disks sorted.


**Happy**
by oPless
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Thinking of trying out Pi coprocessor on my model B
Replies: 17
Views: 819

Re: Thinking of trying out Pi coprocessor on my model B

hoglet wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:14 pm
An original Pi Zero should work fine.

Dave
Thanks Dave, my poor solder-tipped fingers are about to download the latest release. :lol:
by oPless
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Thinking of trying out Pi coprocessor on my model B
Replies: 17
Views: 819

Re: Thinking of trying out Pi coprocessor on my model B

Whilst mucking about with my ROMS at the weekend I've confirmed (with mdfs's ROMS1.ssd) that my DFS has NET in it (and I guess by inference Tube). Pins have arrived today, and I hope an older PI Zero I have (no wifi) will be sufficient to work (I have others too). Some soldering tonight I think! (Th...
by oPless
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 151
Views: 11947

Re: Viewdata Service

I get a similar thing with the emulator and tcpser.

Just Buffer Off flashing crazily.

Not tried other viewdata services as yet.
by oPless
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Sideways Ram
Replies: 23
Views: 790

Re: Sideways Ram

Seems that putting in the basic and dfs roms in the board (slots 11/12/13/15) makes the Beeb Rather unstable to the point of being unable to boot. I'm guessing that spring clips have come away from their pins, so needs attacking with a soldering iron, and new sockets sourced. This might just be too ...
by oPless
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Commstar, beebem and Telstar
Replies: 0
Views: 254

Commstar, beebem and Telstar

Last night I was trying to get a beebem (latest release from stardot's GitHub) sertcp and Telestar working together.

Unfortunately no matter what I did, Communicator wouldn't play ball. And just kept flashing "buffer off" all the time.

Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
by oPless
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Sideways Ram
Replies: 23
Views: 790

Re: Sideways Ram

Coeus wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:40 am
Another option some people have chosen is to have a personal "utilities" ROM which has whichever things they find useful in. For assembling that from various pieces I believe JGH does have a modular system.
That makes certain things I've been looking on mdfs.net make sense now.

Thanks!
by oPless
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Disk fault - replacement cable?
Replies: 28
Views: 1145

Re: Disk fault - replacement cable?

Pictures would certainly be useful!