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by danielj
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro
Replies: 165
Views: 30964

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

rmbrowngr wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:20 pm
Are these still for sale? I'm interest in an under the Beeb, built, with shipping to Greece.
You can order from Kjell's website?

d.
by danielj
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: RM Nimbus Basic revival - any interest?
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: RM Nimbus Basic revival - any interest?

Great to see some interest here! I remember the Nimbus BBC Basic port - it was pretty good too, and it's great that BBC Basic still seems to be in active development. Poor old RM Basic is dead as a doornail from what I can tell but I'm determined to bring it back! I don't remember if RM Basic on th...
by danielj
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: new projects and releases: demoscene
Topic: New BBC Master dual processor demo - Twinhead
Replies: 24
Views: 908

Re: New BBC Master dual processor demo - Twinhead

Having finally managed to run this on proper hardware, it is excellent :) - very elegantly done!

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by danielj
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: RM Nimbus Basic revival - any interest?
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: RM Nimbus Basic revival - any interest?

Excellent - RM BASIC was also used on the 380z and 480z - I'd guess the nimbus version was an evolution of it? (he says not having done any googling) Our nimbii at school mostly ran the nimbus port of BBC BASIC :)

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by danielj
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Issue 7 Board with strange problem
Replies: 26
Views: 452

Re: Issue 7 Board with strange problem

Worth checking the voltages too, at the spades and at some of the ICs... Certainly I got this on my master when I was a touch under-voltage...
by danielj
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Vaccination Tales
Replies: 35
Views: 1148

Re: Vaccination Tales

I agree. However, I understand that the relative risks are much more marginal amongst the younger population, which is why - even in the UK - the the under 30s are now being offered an alternative to the AZ vaccine. Even with a cut-off at age 30, the JCVI are definitely erring on the side of cautio...
by danielj
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Vaccination Tales
Replies: 35
Views: 1148

Re: Vaccination Tales

I wonder if the people that suffer from blood clots caused by the vaccine (and eventually died because of this) would have the same issues if they got caught by the covid-19 virus? Or how ill they would be? We'll probably newer know .... My suspicion (courtesy of my inner biologist) is that it's th...
by danielj
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Back from the dead (literally)
Replies: 13
Views: 317

Re: Back from the dead (literally)

The RISC OS hits the price point and Cloverleaf looks really interesting -- I wonder if I can strip all the GUI away and it boots to command line BBC Basic? Glad you're better! Was it the awful covids? Cloverleaf isn't anything that actually exists at present other than a notion. It was an individu...
by danielj
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Help reviving a Master 128
Replies: 22
Views: 1019

Re: Help reviving a Master 128

There aren't any jumpers that I'm aware of - I confess to not having probed the Master's hardware very much.
by danielj
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: FREE (for postage) 2 copies of the RISC OS 3 User & Application Guide (AKJ47)
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: FREE (for postage) 2 copies of the RISC OS 3 User & Application Guide (AKJ47)

Hi John, I'd like one please if still available? :) Drop me a PM with paypal address :D

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by danielj
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: SJ MDFS server circuit diagram/schematic
Replies: 51
Views: 5876

Re: SJ MDFS server circuit diagram/schematic

Do whatever you like with them. But I am planning to do this properly in due course, if I can work out what "properly" means... :D - I'll see if I can get it hosted on here in this thread. Looking at the schematic has reminded me of a question I had when looking at the board: Were the opt...
by danielj
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: SJ MDFS server circuit diagram/schematic
Replies: 51
Views: 5876

Re: SJ MDFS server circuit diagram/schematic

Wow - those are amazing :) Thank you! One thing that can be done is to upload them to archive.org, then they're just there for posterity. Let me see if I can get it on this server somewhere too if you're happy for me to?
by danielj
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: SJ MDFS server circuit diagram/schematic
Replies: 51
Views: 5876

Re: SJ MDFS server circuit diagram/schematic

(having read the rest of the thread) I take my hat off to Ottly for that re-creation. It really is quite an impressive piece of work! The PAL in the econet circuit gets the line turnaround timing right - which the Z80 SIO couldn't do with the exact same timing as the 6854. 380Z, HDFS and FDFS had a...
by danielj
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: SJ MDFS server circuit diagram/schematic
Replies: 51
Views: 5876

Re: SJ MDFS server circuit diagram/schematic

That's sneaky! :oops: there's no sensible way of taking people so far as I can tell. I think there's a PHPbb extension that does it, but it involves re-dirtying my hands with the guts of the forum and I'm always loathed to do that :D Yes, I do have MDFS schematics in various formats (and also the H...
by danielj
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: SJ MDFS server circuit diagram/schematic
Replies: 51
Views: 5876

Re: SJ MDFS server circuit diagram/schematic

I'm just bumping this thread up the threading order - I was wondering if arg had seen it, seen the rather remarkable hand-built mdfs, and I wondered if there's actually an official schematic floating around that might be easier to read? :)
arg wrote:Quote just to bring attention, not a real quote!
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by danielj
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Advice on powering up after 20 years
Replies: 18
Views: 533

Re: Advice on powering up after 20 years

I've got a few bits of gear that I want to get going that have been in storage for nearly 20 years, and I'd appreciate any experience people have to share that might make this less traumatic. 1) 1982 BBC B This had the electrolytic in the PSU 'that always goes' replaced back in about 1987 with a hi...
by danielj
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: new projects and releases: demoscene
Topic: New BBC Master dual processor demo - Twinhead
Replies: 24
Views: 908

Re: New BBC Master dual processor demo - Twinhead

marcusjambler wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:21 am
Wow this is great =D>
Confirmed working on a Master with a Kortink Reco6502mini copro :D
That has a short FIFO IIRC?
by danielj
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Repairing rgb2hdmi
Replies: 12
Views: 386

Re: Repairing rgb2hdmi

I think it's fair to say that something is indeed buggered up, but as to what it's impossible to guess without seeing the board or knowing which bits you soldered?
by danielj
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: BBC Micro emulation in Scratch
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: BBC Micro emulation in Scratch

I am exceptionally impressed. The scratch-coding child in this household was also well impressed - which frankly is a much tougher gig to crack, so much kudos! :D
by danielj
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Vaccination Tales
Replies: 35
Views: 1148

Re: Vaccination Tales

:) =D> Good work! There's no correlation with how covid would affect you, but the older you are the less likely you are to suffer any of the adverse reactions. The ones you list are all "solicited" - exactly the sorts of things you'd expect to see which let you know your immune system has ...
by danielj
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: !PC_DIY
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: !PC_DIY

Hopefully cases aren't quite as lacerate-y now though! You'd think, wouldn't you - although my PC building last year put paid to that assumption! Still managed to slice my hand on something and not notice until substantially later. At least these days you don't create confusion over pin 1 on a ribb...
by danielj
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Looking for recommendations for a low('ish) cost gaming PC
Replies: 26
Views: 742

Re: Looking for recommendations for a low('ish) cost gaming PC

Boydie wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:53 pm
For my gaming PC I bought a bluetooth dongle. With suitable software I’ve been able to pair my PS3 controllers wirelessly. It’ll also allow PS4 and XBox controllers to be used.
Likewise - I can happily use PS3 and PS4 controllers with my PC.
by danielj
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Master 128 as Econet server.
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Master 128 as Econet server.

It needs an econet module installed, a 6502 coprocessor (or Pi Coprocessor), some form of hard disk or hard disk emulation, and the level 3 fileserver software:
https://www.beebmaster.co.uk/Econet/Level3.html
by danielj
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Advice on fixing a ULA removal
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: Advice on fixing a ULA removal

I've got one of these - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Digital-Temperature-Adjustable-Desoldering-Rework-Station-Solder-Iron-Gun/254502699335?hash=item3b418b0147:g:VIQAAOSwSxleOM0- which is either a close copy of or identical to the Duratool job. The Hakko thing looks nice though a bit pricey and possi...
by danielj
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Advice on fixing a ULA removal
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: Advice on fixing a ULA removal

Desoldering Station is definitely worth it if you're going to be doing a bit of it. Many people on here use the duratool which is rather cheaper than the hakko and still yields excellent results: https://cpc.farnell.com/duratool/d00672 ... dp/SD01384
by danielj
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: stardot FORUM
Topic: Layout trouble: wrapping of long topic subtitles
Replies: 14
Views: 596

Re: Layout trouble: wrapping of long topic subtitles

Check the theme you're using and delete any cache, then force refresh the page. Edge and chrome use the same rendering engine so if fixed on chrome it should be OK on Edge!
by danielj
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: stardot FORUM
Topic: Layout trouble: wrapping of long topic subtitles
Replies: 14
Views: 596

Re: Layout trouble: wrapping of long topic subtitles

I can’t remember what mix of devices I was seeing it on - I just got used to it I think - but its fixed everywhere now thank-you, Windows and IOS. Well done Daniel, you are a very clever man.... 🤓 =D> 8) No, just stupid brave enough to use vi on the live forum and copy what someone else suggested!
by danielj
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: stardot FORUM
Topic: Layout trouble: wrapping of long topic subtitles
Replies: 14
Views: 596

Re: Layout trouble: wrapping of long topic subtitles

Can people check if this is working properly now? I went and got my hands dirty under the bonnet....

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by danielj
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC Model B with RetroClinic DataCentre won't start up - continuous beep
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: BBC Model B with RetroClinic DataCentre won't start up - continuous beep

Yes, you're right - it will draw from the 1MHz bus (somehow!) but doesn't get enough juice to actually operate - I would check that it's actually powered. There's also a fuse on the board that can go IIRC - if you contact Mark Hayesman he should be able to give you more info!

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by danielj
Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC Model B with RetroClinic DataCentre won't start up - continuous beep
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: BBC Model B with RetroClinic DataCentre won't start up - continuous beep

If you're getting a continuous beep it won't be the ROM, it'll be whatever is connected to the 1MHz bus preventing the computer from booting properly (i.e. the datacentre) - could be dirty pins? Try disconnecting/reconnecting the ribbon cable a few times.

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