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by pau1ie
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Music 500 mod
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Music 500 mod

That's fine - you're just pulling/biasing/somethingerising a line. Thanks. Based on that, I went ahead. a) Are you sure the track was properly cut? Yes, it is open circuit across the cut. b) What resistance range was your multi meter on? (Or is it auto ranging) Auto ranging. 0.00 Ohms Also, where e...
by pau1ie
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Music 500 mod
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Music 500 mod

I obtained a music 500, but I only have a Master, so decided to try doing the mod to make it work. I looked at the photo at the end of thedark's useful post , and decided to go for it, looks pretty simple. I cut the track, soldered on the resistor, but when I measured across it, it was a 0 ohms. I t...
by pau1ie
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Master weirdness
Replies: 2
Views: 190

BBC Master weirdness

I thought I had messed up the disc controller on my BBC Master somehow. I was using the 5 1/4" floppy and it worked to start with, but suddenly on access it made the click noise it makes when you start accessing it, but continuously. Is that where it shoves the head into the end to make sure it is a...
by pau1ie
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Mountain Panic and other recent uploads to bbcmicro.co.uk
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Re: Mountain Panic and other recent uploads to bbcmicro.co.uk

text adventure game Adventure from the BBC Master version of Welcome. I notice the text adventure links back to the welcome disc in the "other versions" section. It probably shouldn't as it is not on that version of the welcome disc? As you note it is on the BBC master version. I think the Master v...
by pau1ie
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Missing old/new Electron Expansions
Replies: 76
Views: 1209

Re: Missing old/new Electron Expansions

My take is that this is my hobby. So the test is, do I enjoy it? Nothing more or less. Others may disapprove of changes I make to my equipment, but if they think it is important to keep something as it was, then presumably they will do this with theirs so some will be preserved in that way.
by pau1ie
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Gotek display dead
Replies: 16
Views: 327

Re: Gotek display dead

It doesn't work from an Arduino either, so the display is duff. Maybe it was the impact adhesive, maybe it was a dodgy one. I will order another. I connected it to 3.3v, I think it can take 3.3 or 5v. It is partially working because the i2c scanner told me the correct address. Looks like they are £2...
by pau1ie
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Gotek display dead
Replies: 16
Views: 327

Re: Gotek display dead

OK, you are right (ish) I was able to flash it from Linux. However, the behaviour is still the same from the BBC. I have a straight through cable, so I do *DISC *DRIVE 1 *. This hangs with the green LED lit. OK, I am an idiot (Well, blind as the display doesn't work!) I plugged the rotary encoder ba...
by pau1ie
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Gotek display dead
Replies: 16
Views: 327

Re: Gotek display dead

I have Linux, though not the ttl adapter thing, I will have to buy one. The device was flashed correctly, as it worked. I used the USB A-A cable as per the same link. I tried just now and that was no good - Windows didn't detect anything was connected. That is why I assumed I had damaged the micro c...
by pau1ie
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: bbcmicro.co.uk
Topic: Software that should go on the website?
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Software that should go on the website?

I was just checking the disc interface on my Master worked after killing my Gotek (It does!). I popped in a random disc and noticed that it had some software on that Sidney and I archived last year but still isn't on the website. Golem Games of Logic (Auction, Flip, Reverse, Telepathy, Hexa15) . I b...
by pau1ie
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Gotek display dead
Replies: 16
Views: 327

Re: Gotek display dead

I am pretty sure I killed it because it won't read floppies [Edit - I mean images off the USB stick of course] any more. The motor light comes on, but no data comes back. Also the USB stick LED is constantly lit rather than flashing as it did before. I bought it to play with the Master 512 software ...
by pau1ie
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Gotek display dead
Replies: 16
Views: 327

Re: Gotek display dead

OK, I have broken it now - plugged in the power to the old display upside down, and the chip on the display board got very hot. I think I have killed the gotek now, as it is not working any more. Oops. Still, they aren't that expensive.
by pau1ie
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Gotek display dead
Replies: 16
Views: 327

Gotek display dead

I modded my gotek with an OLED display as per the instructions in the flashfloppy readme . It worked, for a while but now the display is stubbornly blank, though the rest of the system seems to work OK. Any ideas as to how it broke, or is there anything I can do to troubleshoot it - is there a way t...
by pau1ie
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Modern mice
Replies: 20
Views: 676

Re: Modern mice

Coeus wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:08 pm
Have they been into the mouse settings and swapped the buttons?
Nope!

OK, ordered buttons from Farnell, replaced the buttons and it works! Hooray!
by pau1ie
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Modern mice
Replies: 20
Views: 676

Re: Modern mice

I'm sure you could get cheap "omlon" switches or something from the usual suspects, but I'll just splash out and buy a handful of the proper ones off farnell. The choice seems to be this http://uk.farnell.com/omron-electronic- ... mron%20D2F Thanks. I ordered some of those, and some of the D2F 01 o...
by pau1ie
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Modern mice
Replies: 20
Views: 676

Re: Modern mice

Looking at the mouse I see it could do with retrobrighte-ing, so maybe it isn't as modern as I suggested. Still it is USB, so doesn't count as retro yet! I took the mouse apart and inspected the switches. Measuring resistance with a multimeter shows the LMB switch is going. Also it feels different t...
by pau1ie
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)
Replies: 103
Views: 3339

Re: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)

If I press reset, I get a line of rubbish, as if it is talking at a different baud rate (Though nothing on the BBC screen - I can't copy the gobbledeygook) then the following repeats every 6 seconds or so (2 iterations pasted, I believe it is identical every time: ets Jan 8 2013,rst cause:4, boot mo...
by pau1ie
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 59
Views: 2786

Re: Viewdata Service

I am a little disappointed that this doesn't work in terminal. The Master Welcome guide says you need to buy an Acorn Prestel adapter to use Prestel, which comes with a self-dialing modem and a ROM. Still, commstar works fine on the Master.
by pau1ie
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)
Replies: 103
Views: 3339

Re: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)

I followed your instructions for wiring things up, so I have the link at the beeb end. It crashed with a message like: ets Jan 8 2013,rst cause:4, boot mode:(3,7) I can get the whole message if you need, it comes up at 115200 baud in the arduino output window no matter what the baud rate is set to i...
by pau1ie
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Help me identify some games, please!
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Help me identify some games, please!

The following adventures contain the word Conifer:
I couldn't find Coinfer.
by pau1ie
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Help me identify some games, please!
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Help me identify some games, please!

I am pretty sure I played the map game recently, which makes me think it must be in the educational archive, but that is only on my laptop at present. However, is it one of these: search for Grography on bbcmicro site
by pau1ie
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)
Replies: 103
Views: 3339

Re: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)

I gave this a go with my bbc master and the terminal program that comes with it. It works! I had to disable hardware flow control in the sketch (New versions have enabled it). It just crashed the ESP8266 otherwise. Then I had to do: *configure baud 5 *configure data 5 and CTRL-BREAK to make it take ...
by pau1ie
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Make your own bible story
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Make your own bible story

Looking forward to seeing it. Retrocomputing and Sunday school - there's a combination I haven't seen before! Interestingly bbcmicro doesn't seem to have any bible or any type of religion based games, which surprises me. Either we haven't found them, or maybe Christians didn't cotton on to computers...
by pau1ie
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Modern mice
Replies: 20
Views: 676

Re: Modern mice

What on Earth are you doing to them? I don't think I've ever seen a mouse outright break, even the grotty cheap ones. Just using them. They don't break, it is just things like click and drag where the button releases even though I am holding it firmly, and when I single click it double clicks for m...
by pau1ie
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cassette player maintenance
Replies: 14
Views: 285

Re: Cassette player maintenance

I have a cassette recorder which has the drive belt for the counter missing. Where would I get a replacement for that?
by pau1ie
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Having a clear out
Replies: 52
Views: 1856

Re: Having a clear out

My goodies arrived today in good order thanks.
by pau1ie
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Modern mice
Replies: 20
Views: 676

Modern mice

I don't seem to have a lot of luck with modern mice. Whatever I buy I find that after a few months the mouse buttons either don't click, or double click when I click them once, and release when I don't tell them to. Has anyone else had similar issues? Is there any cure? Are there any mice that don't...
by pau1ie
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 60
Views: 1873

Re: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD

I'd like to attend Saturday and Sunday please.
by pau1ie
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Having a clear out
Replies: 52
Views: 1856

Re: Having a clear out

Please can I have Logo, Electronics in action, and Micro Primer? Let me know how much by PM.
by pau1ie
Wed May 30, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube
Replies: 158
Views: 16527

Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

It's not recent, and not youtube, but I found this Micro User show interesting. It isn't very informative, but its more a snapshot of 1985. My goodness - weren't people skinny then!