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by ask_nz
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: System 2/3/5 Keyboard Progress
Replies: 17
Views: 638

Re: System 2/3/5 Keyboard Progress

jgharston wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:13 am
I'd love a couple of ASCII keyboard PCBs as well, so if trev is doing another run (and will make it more cost effective), I'll go for some.
I’ve PM’ed him - fingers crossed
by ask_nz
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: System 2/3/5 Keyboard Progress
Replies: 17
Views: 638

Re: System 2/3/5 Keyboard Progress

Hi Ade, I have @trev-ham's keyboard PCBs which output ASCII as required by the System 2/3/5 CPU Card. For the ASCII <-> USB conversion I designed a board -- basically I wanted to test my keyboard as soon as I built it. I'll put the files on GitHub and add a link here when done. Update: https://gith...
by ask_nz
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: System 2/3/5 Keyboard Progress
Replies: 17
Views: 638

Re: System 2/3/5 Keyboard Progress

Great work Andy :D

I'm in the process of building Trev Ham's boards too (in NZ). Do you mind me asking where you got the keyboard interface cards you have used, or are they your own design?

Cheers

Ade
by ask_nz
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: US specification BBC Micro
Replies: 8
Views: 767

Re: US specification BBC Micro

Also makes it the earliest US Beeb serial number (UNB09) recorded (congrats Lion) - I've updated the list.

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Ade
by ask_nz
Wed May 29, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: System Card Photos Part 1
Replies: 1
Views: 995

Re: System Card Photos Part 1

Thanks - That was me :)

Cheers

Ade
by ask_nz
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn Winchester Disc 110 - Drive replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Re: Acorn Winchester Disc 110 - Drive replacement

Great - next weekends task then.
by ask_nz
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn Domesday AIV SCSI Boards - now free...
Replies: 30
Views: 2529

Re: Acorn Domesday AIV SCSI Boards - now free...

Nice work :D
by ask_nz
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: community projects
Topic: Earliest examples of each machine?
Replies: 48
Views: 7877

Re: Earliest examples of each machine?

z0m8ied0g wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:16 pm
Got this machine this week...

Issue 2
Serial: 000338

I have another 3 very similar but they missing serials on the outside. Will open them up and have a look to see if they have internal numbers.

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Do you know if its a model A or B?
by ask_nz
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: community projects
Topic: Earliest examples of each machine?
Replies: 48
Views: 7877

Re: Earliest examples of each machine?

martinw wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:31 am
I’m top of a list, well top of part of a list, I’ve never been top of a part of a list before 😎

Here’s my B+ in all of her pimped out finery 😁

Martin
Nice :)
by ask_nz
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: community projects
Topic: Earliest examples of each machine?
Replies: 48
Views: 7877

Re: Earliest examples of each machine?

1024MAK wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:09 am
Looks like it has been stored somewhere damp, looking at the cassette, RGB, composite video and Modulator connectors on the side.

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Mark
Yep - that's a winner =D> =D> =D>
by ask_nz
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn Winchester Disc 110 - Drive replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Acorn Winchester Disc 110 - Drive replacement

Hi Guys, Does anyone know if an MFM Seagate ST 251-1 would be compatible with Acorn Winchester Disc 110 hardware? I've managed to obtain a working drive - before I start fumbling around thought I'd ask (unusual for me) - :D Drive is one of these... www.ataripc.net/wp-content/uploads/Seagate-ST251-Pr...
by ask_nz
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: System Clone design files....
Replies: 8
Views: 1001

Re: System Clone design files....

Sorry Phill (I'm not very observant most of the time).

...and thanks for the link - I'll check it out.

and again - many thanks for all your hard work :)

A.
by ask_nz
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Omnibus vision control system in BBC TV Centre stu
Replies: 10
Views: 1534

Re: Omnibus vision control system in BBC TV Centre stu

:)

Yep looked pretty pricey to me too. I have a riscPC 233 Omnibus with all the scheduling software on it btw - did yours come with software?

Ade
by ask_nz
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: System Clone design files....
Replies: 8
Views: 1001

Re: System Clone design files....

Hi Phil,

What do you use to program your CPLDs?

Cheers

Ade
by ask_nz
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: System Clone design files....
Replies: 8
Views: 1001

Re: System Clone design files....

Wow - thanks Phil, that’s great :D
by ask_nz
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Acorn System 5.25" Drives
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Re: Acorn System 5.25" Drives

Ah - very useful - many thanks :)
by ask_nz
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: acorn atom and system
Topic: Building an Acorn System 1
Replies: 41
Views: 4342

Re: Building an Acorn System 1

Fantastic result - love your work.

=D> =D> =D>

Ade
by ask_nz
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acornsoft P-System
Replies: 45
Views: 3307

Re: Acornsoft P-System

Did anyone ever use the Acornsoft P-System package? I remember it was some kind of alternative OS for Beeb + 6502 2nd processor. It came with some extra languages and applications IIRC. Has anyone actually used it and what did they think? Cheers. I used it around 1985-6 (if I recall correctly) on a...
by ask_nz
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn Domesday AIV SCSI Boards - now free...
Replies: 30
Views: 2529

Re: Acorn Domesday AIV SCSI Boards - now free...

Hi Simon, How are things progressing with this project?

Ade
by ask_nz
Tue May 29, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC/Master Power Supply Adjustment
Replies: 14
Views: 1362

Re: BBC/Master Power Supply Adjustment

Yer - I’ve been trusting my old digital multimeter for years - 1v out is surprising and very frustrating. Time to fire up my oscilloscope i think.

A.
by ask_nz
Tue May 29, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BeebSCSI Harddrive Images?
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: BeebSCSI Harddrive Images?

Thanks - that would be great :)
by ask_nz
Tue May 29, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BeebSCSI Harddrive Images?
Replies: 2
Views: 311

BeebSCSI Harddrive Images?

Hi All,

Does anyone have a working Panos BeebSCSI Disk/LUN Image they could share with the group?
For that matter - If anyone wants to share any of their disk images - that would be really great (I'll post something soon here).

Ps. Loving BeebSCSI - Amazing work!

Cheers

Ade
by ask_nz
Tue May 29, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC/Master Power Supply Adjustment
Replies: 14
Views: 1362

Re: BBC/Master Power Supply Adjustment

Yesterday I checked another 2 machines and both were also showing around 6v - so being a little suspicious I splashed out on a new Multimeter - and lo and behold, all the machines are reading around 5v on the new meter. :shock: Lesson learned, don't always trust old equipment to fix old equipment A.
by ask_nz
Sun May 27, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BeebSCSI 7_7
Replies: 180
Views: 8853

Re: BeebSCSI 7_7

=D>

Ade
by ask_nz
Sat May 26, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn Domesday AIV SCSI Boards - now free...
Replies: 30
Views: 2529

Re: Acorn Domesday AIV SCSI Boards - now free...

Can't wait to see this :D =D> =D> =D>

A.
by ask_nz
Fri May 25, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC/Master Power Supply Adjustment
Replies: 14
Views: 1362

Re: BBC/Master Power Supply Adjustment

:) thanks Mark - have a good sleep.

A.
by ask_nz
Fri May 25, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC/Master Power Supply Adjustment
Replies: 14
Views: 1362

Re: BBC/Master Power Supply Adjustment

Thanks Mark, I just tried that and looks like the power supply is failing. On gently adjusting the potentiometer, the voltage either goes up to around 7v or suddenly drops from around 6.2V down to 2v and the PSU starts to click, it wont set to 5v at all. So....any clues to what needs replacing in th...