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by danielj
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: What are people happy soldering ?
Replies: 29
Views: 405

Re: What are people happy soldering ?

But not which models, and I don’t have a Hakko, so no idea. I only drool over JCL, I don’t like the athestics of the Hakko, I can never get over the fact it looks like ‘my first soldering iron’ and is something you give to 10 year olds. I had that with Windows XP... You can get it in silver if you ...
by danielj
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: What are people happy soldering ?
Replies: 29
Views: 405

Re: What are people happy soldering ?

Yup. I find if I've overdone it I can just drag all the excess up to one end and wick it off. Did we mention flux? Flux. Flux flux.

I have no idea if those aoyue tips fit a hakko (I think not), but the tips Charlie and I linked are the same, and for the hakko.
by danielj
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: What are people happy soldering ?
Replies: 29
Views: 405

Re: What are people happy soldering ?

There are two I use are T18-C2 and T18-D24 - it doesn't matter if you get too much solder on, it's easy enough to remove the excess with braid. Key is lots of liquid flux before you hit it with the solder that's stuck to the iron :)

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by danielj
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Repairing a dead A310 power supply
Replies: 44
Views: 2774

Re: Repairing a dead A310 power supply

More screws on top? Check under the label? I've not done one of these myself so I'm guessing. Also the plastic grommets in the side will i need to come out if there are any.
by danielj
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: Meet my new Atom (warning: lots of images)
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: Meet my new Atom (warning: lots of images)

All the images are broken :?
by danielj
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Poorly Master
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: Poorly Master

Our very own Dave Hitchins :D

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by danielj
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Poorly Master
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: Poorly Master

System 6522 is the next likely candidate if you don't have any scope/logic probe facility.
by danielj
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: What are people happy soldering ?
Replies: 29
Views: 405

Re: What are people happy soldering ?

I seriously recommend people try a bit of surface mount - it's actually much easier than it looks and it's so much neater!
by danielj
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: I got a Freebeeb! Help needed…
Replies: 11
Views: 221

Re: I got a Freebeeb! Help needed…

Nice acquisition! :) There aren't lead fumes from leaded solder unless you evaporate it at ridiculously high temps. It's just flux fumes and you get those from leaded and unleaded alike. Just don't stick your head over it :D

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by danielj
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: What are people happy soldering ?
Replies: 29
Views: 405

Re: What are people happy soldering ?

Careful now, let's not waltz into politicalness - that way madness lies! Retrocomputing forum about retrocomputing :)
by danielj
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: What are people happy soldering ?
Replies: 29
Views: 405

Re: What are people happy soldering ?

I did a bit. You can probably see why I said "no more!" :D
by danielj
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi my friends!
Replies: 9
Views: 97

Re: Hi my friends!

Hello! :)

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by danielj
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: New econet setup
Replies: 46
Views: 660

Re: New econet setup

No idea as I've never run a level 3, but beebem emulates econet, plus you can emulate the copro.
by danielj
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: New econet setup
Replies: 46
Views: 660

Re: New econet setup

Use beebem in master mode and your cf disk image as the hard drive image for it, and the install disk image as the disk. Once you've done it write the HDD image back to the cf card.
by danielj
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: What are people happy soldering ?
Replies: 29
Views: 405

Re: What are people happy soldering ?

I guess the smallest pitch I have done is whatever is on the BeebSCSI. Seemed pretty small. They weren't too bad. But I dont find the ICs too hard, it is the weird ones with inaccesible pads and you dont have solder paste to hand that are hard. Those are 0.65. If you're thinking about the sd socket...
by danielj
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: What are people happy soldering ?
Replies: 29
Views: 405

Re: What are people happy soldering ?

If you can do 1.27 you can do 0.65 :)

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by danielj
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mystery Of The Java Star (1984)
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Mystery of the Java Star (1984)

I wonder if a revised edition which is a bit less finicky would benefit things. I realise it seems quite tedious in the modern day and age, but I quite enjoyed this as a kid (up to the point I couldn't find the blasted ship!)

:D

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by danielj
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mystery Of The Java Star (1984)
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Mystery of the Java Star (1984)

I could never actually find the wreck... It was near impossible so far as I could tell to the extent that I thought the elk version was bugged!

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by danielj
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Elk disc controllers
Replies: 22
Views: 367

Re: Elk disc controllers

DFS was never designed to work with a hard disk, let alone the code necessary to address the hardware. ADFS has all the gubbins necessary - a hierarchical filing system really is a must when dealing with something like that. You can have both dfs and ADFS installed in the pegasus or ap3/4. PAGE will...
by danielj
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 intermittent fault
Replies: 25
Views: 2021

Re: A5000 intermittent fault

That's a timely warning. It might be time to give them a check up... Certainly the Amiga is plagued by SMD cap issues, we've no reports in Acorns but that's not to say it won't happen...

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by danielj
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 but no display..."Out of Range"
Replies: 13
Views: 337

Re: A5000 but no display..."Out of Range"

Great :)

If you don't deal with battery leakage it really won't work, permanently. I'd get it to bits and make sure it's all cleaned up.

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by danielj
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: software
Topic: Birds of War - RISC PC
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Birds of War - RISC PC

vanpeebles wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:23 am
APDL did a version on CD too, I'm fairly sure that ran on strongarms etc.
Although good luck getting hold of that :(

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by danielj
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4792
Views: 327501

Re: Today I received.....

Lovely! Is it a +?

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by danielj
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: IDE interfaces - hardware details
Replies: 56
Views: 2237

Re: IDE interfaces - hardware details

Therein lies the perpetual gamble :)

- further, I'd just make a feature of the holes being there and save yourself the hassle. If people want to purchase the part and pay to have it fitted, or fit it themselves then they can take the cost on the chin.

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by danielj
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: New econet setup
Replies: 46
Views: 660

Re: New econet setup

ANFS and NFS expect the fileserver to be station 254 (unless you tell it otherwise). On the beeb it's hard-coded into the ROM (you can tell it to use a different other than the default), on the master you can set it in the cmos.


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by danielj
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: My first (large) CPLD steps (XC9572)
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: My first (large) CPLD steps (XC9572)

It's fine interfacing with ttl, I think it barfs with cmos (which is why the internal vfs adaptor for the beebscsi needed a buffer to sort the levels out).

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by danielj
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2677
Views: 223714

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Good price! I have been really impressed with mine, it doesn't behave like the cheapo thing that it is.
by danielj
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: VideoNuLA boards
Replies: 51
Views: 8605

Re: VideoNuLA boards

Just looking at that ic you list, it looks like it should work but you'll have to tap vsync and hsync from somewhere (the 6845?) as you only get csync at the rgb output.
by danielj
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Elk disc controllers
Replies: 22
Views: 367

Re: Elk disc controllers

MartinB wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:31 pm
Yes, but Windows won’t run on an Electron.... [-(
Ever tried using beebscsi with dfs? :D
by danielj
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: VideoNuLA boards
Replies: 51
Views: 8605

Re: VideoNuLA boards

If you can get hold of a GBS8200 (dirt cheap), they take RGB in (via resistors in the cable to bring the TTL levels down) and will output pretty good quality vga to an LCD. Works well with the NuLA.