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by janvb
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Acorn Atom sort of simulator
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Re: Acorn Atom sort of simulator

On second thought i decided to give this program another name, for its definitely not an emulator. Because I wrote it to observe the operating system of the acorn atom, “OperatingSystem Monitor” fits better. . Atom Monitor.png . Added some tooltips to the program plus files can be executed. They are...
by janvb
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Acorn Atom sort of simulator
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Acorn Atom sort of simulator

Ever since I bought an Acorn Atom, way back in the 80’s, I was fascinated by its operating system. To explore the brains of the Atom, the DISATOM became a handy tool. But in the end not handy enough. I found the listings of the Atoms ROMs more helpful. But its really hard to grind through al that st...
by janvb
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Block Zero Ram Locations
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: Block Zero Ram Locations

hoglet wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:27 pm
Take a look at "Splitting the Atom":
http://www.acornatom.nl/atom_handleidin ... tatom.html

Dave
Thanks Dave.

Jan
by janvb
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Block Zero Ram Locations
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Block Zero Ram Locations

Hi all,

Does any of you got a more detailed description of the block zero ram locations of the acorn atom.
Got this from the manual.
block Zero Ram.JPG
Thanks in advance,

Jan
by janvb
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Replaced spring keys with microswitches.
Replies: 13
Views: 1316

Re: Replaced spring keys with microswitches.

[/quote]That's for that additional information. I'm going to order up some micro switches, and see how I get on. I suspect I may still need to get modified posts, but let's wait and see...
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Succes Ken
by janvb
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Replaced spring keys with microswitches.
Replies: 13
Views: 1316

Re: Replaced spring keys with microswitches.

What kind of switches are these? It looks a little like the 'tactile' switches I've seen used in calculator rebuilds - they have rather short travel. I used these used switch.JPG They have indeed a short travel. You cant compare these with a mechanical keyboard. But it works fine for me :D Jan
by janvb
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Replaced spring keys with microswitches.
Replies: 13
Views: 1316

Re: Replaced spring keys with microswitches.

Hi Ken, I used these switches. (4pins) used switch.JPG I guess the ones on eBay are the same. You can buy these with different button heights, from as small as 3,1mm to as high as 15mm total length. So you don't have to buy new key or switch posts by choosing the right height for the micro switches....
by janvb
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Replaced spring keys with microswitches.
Replies: 13
Views: 1316

Re: Replaced spring keys with microswitches.

Hi Ken, The fix i made, maybe not the best, but it worked fine for me. At first i was very anxious to disassemble the keyboard, cause its very fragile. It was also the only preassembled part in the kit I bought way back in the early eighties. I tried to remove the keyposts from the broken switches. ...
by janvb
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Atom just acquired not working
Replies: 53
Views: 3161

Re: Atom just acquired not working

i dit some of my chips with sandpaper.
Works great :D.
Today again troubles with screen going blanc.
Ic 23 replaced with new 74ls138. (thought at first of bad connection).
Now all works fine.

Jan
by janvb
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Replaced spring keys with microswitches.
Replies: 13
Views: 1316

Replaced spring keys with microswitches.

Hi all, As mentioned before, the keyboard of my atom had several broken keys witch I couldn’t fix. The disassembly of the keyboard was a pain in the ass. I broke several more keys with that operation. In the end decided to replace the spring-contacts with micro switches. Since most of the springs wh...
by janvb
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Dorset
Replies: 11
Views: 773

Re: Hi from Dorset

Welcome :D
by janvb
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Brighton
Replies: 19
Views: 1229

Re: Hello from Brighton

Welcome :D
by janvb
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from South Wales
Replies: 8
Views: 597

Re: Hi from South Wales

Welcome :D
by janvb
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Wiltshire
Replies: 11
Views: 1083

Re: Greetings from Wiltshire

Welcome :D
by janvb
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Salford!
Replies: 13
Views: 1072

Re: Hello from Salford!

Welcome :D
by janvb
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: 32k RAM , #0000 #7FFF
Replies: 8
Views: 819

Re: 32k RAM , #0000 #7FFF

Hi Roland,

Solved the screen issue, ic 23 had a bad contact.
32k ram is more then enough for me :D :D :D :D .
Added battery to it, so I have actual 32k eeprom, to store stuff.
Don't have to burn ROM's anymore. :lol:
Gr.

Jan
by janvb
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: 32k RAM , #0000 #7FFF
Replies: 8
Views: 819

Re: 32k RAM , #0000 #7FFF

:D :D :D :D :D
RAM OK.jpg
Jan
by janvb
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Battery backed 32k Ram
Replies: 0
Views: 363

Battery backed 32k Ram

With 32k sram installed i no longer use my atom diskdrive at this moment. For loading programs i use parallel port and an arduino uno. But for this to work, i first got to load a machinecode program into the atom. Do this now by cassette input. Wav file on windows PC. Gets a bit boring now to do it ...
by janvb
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Re: ROM IC24 Acorn Atom #A000-#AFFF
Replies: 26
Views: 1719

Re: ROM IC24 Acorn Atom #A000-#AFFF

Hi Roland, Thanks for the comment. The reason i made a 4 bit parallel connection to the parallel port is: 1 - I don't intend to use it anymore for connecting to a printer or any other parallel device, except my own stuff :D . 2- Since I am a mechanical engineer and not an ICT specialist i do al thin...
by janvb
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Re: ROM IC24 Acorn Atom #A000-#AFFF
Replies: 26
Views: 1719

Re: ROM IC24 Acorn Atom #A000-#AFFF

As mentioned before, tried to load a program into the acorn atom via the parallelport. To do this i had to shortcut IC50 , see pic below. ic50 shortcut_s.jpg Idea was to put 8 bit in parallel to port A. Handshake with ca1 and ca2 from the 6522 VIA. Back in the days i had no clue how this device work...
by janvb
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Reading
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Hello from Reading

Welcome to this forum
by janvb
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Hampshire
Replies: 24
Views: 1527

Re: Hello from Hampshire

Welcome to the forum
by janvb
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: A blast from the past
Replies: 12
Views: 955

Re: A blast from the past

Welcome m8
by janvb
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Re: ROM IC24 Acorn Atom #A000-#AFFF
Replies: 26
Views: 1719

Re: ROM IC24 Acorn Atom #A000-#AFFF

roland wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:05 pm
WOW .... loading programs from leds .... cool :mrgreen:
This is a very very sofisticated technic Roland wich i dont realy understand yet :lol: :lol:
by janvb
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: 32k RAM , #0000 #7FFF
Replies: 8
Views: 819

Re: 32k RAM , #0000 #7FFF

Nice job ... works great without diskdrive because the diskcontroller is located at #0Axx. You can always relocate the diskcontroller of course... Greetings Kees Indeed Kees. Atom Disk Drive goes for a while in the storage cabin. Intend to load programs through parallel port 6522, with arduino. Wha...
by janvb
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: 32k RAM , #0000 #7FFF
Replies: 8
Views: 819

Re: 32k RAM , #0000 #7FFF

With the disatom rom fitted, i filled all the RAM with #FF (with NUKE command).
They where all correctly filled :D .
So got 32k RAM functional. =D> for meself :D
by janvb
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Re: ROM IC24 Acorn Atom #A000-#AFFF
Replies: 26
Views: 1719

Re: ROM IC24 Acorn Atom #A000-#AFFF

Cool - & thanks. I'll see if i can load it into my Atom Had to get the volume level correct on my IPad. I had it too high. Missed the sound of beeps like I used to hear on the cassette recorder but felt the same level of excitement once the cursor came back to indicate the program had loaded ! ...
by janvb
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: 32k RAM , #0000 #7FFF
Replies: 8
Views: 819

32k RAM , #0000 #7FFF

Hello Acorn friends, I know this has been done many times in the past, but just a short note of what i have done. ramboard.jpg Had some W24M512AK 64 kbyte sram chips lying around. W24M512AK.JPG Chipselect pin 22 is just connected to A15 of the 6502. So if address line 15 is low, address #0000 to 7FF...
by janvb
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Atom Disk Pack
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Atom Disk Pack

Many thanks to Paul v/d S for sending me 5.25" floppy's for the atom disk pack. I almost had this drive send to the bin for parts. Here are some pic's of the inside. Disk pack controller card.jpg Disk pack power supply.jpg After connecting the drive to the atom i got this :D . Atom disk drive w...
by janvb
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Re: ROM IC24 Acorn Atom #A000-#AFFF
Replies: 26
Views: 1719

Re: ROM IC24 Acorn Atom #A000-#AFFF

Why this way and not using the IC24 dumps that are available in the archives or do I miss something ? Hi, Because i don't got any way of loading software into my Acorn except for the cassette input. To program an eprom , you need an eprom programmer for the 2532, wich i don't have. So this is my wa...

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