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by flaxcottage
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Derbyshire
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Hello from Derbyshire

Welcome, Knuckx. Someone else from sunny Derbyshire. :D
by flaxcottage
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which retro calculator is best?
Replies: 23
Views: 569

Re: Which retro calculator is best?

These Commodore calculators look to be very good. Simple but with everything one would need. I like the green display. :) That Thornton slide rule is almost identical to mine. I bought mine when I went into the sixth form. BITD it was the bees knees and cost an 'arm and a leg'. It lasted me all thro...
by flaxcottage
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5708
Views: 491845

Re: Today I received.....

Nice.

I usually use a solder sucker to desolder stuff but I do have a 'proper' de-soldering station similar to yours. I've only needed to use it twice but when I did it was indispensable. They are a great tool. :D
by flaxcottage
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: My Beeb inspection
Replies: 20
Views: 313

Re: My Beeb inspection

The instructions downloaded from Boobip.com are great, completely explicit and designed for newbies (he says from practical experience :wink: ) The only real thing to watch out for is that the pins on the carrier boards are aligned properly before pushing home the boards into the sockets. The pins d...
by flaxcottage
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Games for 3-5year olds, any Recommendations?
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Educational Games for 3-5year olds, any Recommendations?

The ability to search for titles in an age range has been added. This is a beta version. Please let me know if there are any issues (there may be 'features' though :lol: )
by flaxcottage
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: My Beeb inspection
Replies: 20
Views: 313

Re: My Beeb inspection

Boobip.com. :lol:
by flaxcottage
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Educational Games for 3-5year olds, any Recommendations?
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Educational Games for 3-5year olds, any Recommendations?

Hah! With one question you have highlighted a gap in the searching algorithms for my archive! :( I'll see if I can fix that today. In the meantime you could try some of these; Micro Primer Mr T`s Alphabet Games Mr T`s Measuring Games Mr T`s Money Box Mr T Tells the Time Mr T`s Shape Games First Step...
by flaxcottage
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: My Beeb inspection
Replies: 20
Views: 313

Re: My Beeb inspection

That looks a nice Beeb. Well done. I can echo Tricky about the Boobip SWR stuff - it is excellent and extremely versatile. I went the whole hog and fitted two EEPROMs and two RAMs so that I can have all 16 ROMs populated if I want. That is almost certainly overkill but I use the Beeb for archiving w...
by flaxcottage
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: MMC - Card? - Help needed.
Replies: 13
Views: 342

Re: MMC - Card? - Help needed.

I like demontart. Yummy! :lol:
by flaxcottage
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: MMC - Card? - Help needed.
Replies: 13
Views: 342

Re: MMC - Card? - Help needed.

If it is misbehaving, and you're confident all the connections are good, the card is properly set up, and there's no faults with the hardware itself, it's possible that it's the user VIA (one of the two 6522s) that's not working. Yep, I'd second that. I have had that problem - it is really annoying...
by flaxcottage
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: evening from york
Replies: 10
Views: 272

Re: evening from york

Welcome, Phil. :D The mono output from the A3000 should work via the video (yellow) RCA input on a modern TV. It should work OK, not like an analogue TV signal. First thing to do is remove the battery and clean any mess and check if any circuit tracks have corroded away. Next you could try to do a P...
by flaxcottage
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which retro calculator is best?
Replies: 23
Views: 569

Re: Which retro calculator is best?

That's a straight forward looking calculator and well used loved. :D
by flaxcottage
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which retro calculator is best?
Replies: 23
Views: 569

Re: Which retro calculator is best?

You were lucky in the 90s - you had calculators. When I did my exams 'when I were a lad' we had to use 4-figure maths tables for sines, cosines, tangents and calculation using logarithms. :lol:

I found a book of 7-figure tables in WH Smiths and thought I was in heaven. :wink:
by flaxcottage
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from the Chew Valley
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Hello from the Chew Valley

I love the smell of magic smoke in the morning. :lol:

Welcome, Angus. :D
by flaxcottage
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Greater Manchester
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Hello from Greater Manchester

Welcome, Dave. :D
by flaxcottage
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which retro calculator is best?
Replies: 23
Views: 569

Re: Which retro calculator is best?

AQA advice for GCSE? :shock:

That was A-Level stuff when I taught maths, matrix arithmetic and complex number arithmetic especially. Looks like a case for the HP-15C. :lol: :wink:
by flaxcottage
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Dorset
Replies: 10
Views: 161

Re: Hi from Dorset

Welcome, Tim. :D For 3.5" floppy drives Omniflop is the way to go. A Raspberry Pi inside a working BBC micro? As a second processor or as a storage device, great idea but don't mess with the Beeb. :evil: A GOTEK drive as the second drive in that Watford Dual drive case would be an excellent way to g...
by flaxcottage
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which retro calculator is best?
Replies: 23
Views: 569

Re: Which retro calculator is best?

I definitely agree regarding the Sinclair Scientific. BITD my slide rule was faster and more accurate than that. It was, however, cool and very small. 8) Commodore calculators I never used. They were available and that SR4148 looks to be ergonomic to use - I might try to find one. :wink: I liked the...
by flaxcottage
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which retro calculator is best?
Replies: 23
Views: 569

Which retro calculator is best?

The other day I had a constructional problem that needed me to calculate tan(30°) x 1.2. I went to get my trusty calculator to do the calculation and that set me thinking. 1. Which of my scientific calculators would be the best to use? 2. Which of these calculators would be best for GCSE use in scho...
by flaxcottage
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from South Wales
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: Hi from South Wales

Welcome, Ron. :D

Shame about having to give up the BBCs. :(
by flaxcottage
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Brighton
Replies: 19
Views: 330

Re: Hello from Brighton

Welcome, Cameron. :D
by flaxcottage
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2963
Views: 294398

Re: LOLPRICE

Am I missing something here or what?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-Micro-EP ... SwslJefg6Z
by flaxcottage
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5708
Views: 491845

Re: Today I received.....

That is a brilliant acquisition of the RISCPC setup. =D> 8)
by flaxcottage
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010: how to image/copy HDD to CF/SD drive?
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: A3010: how to image/copy HDD to CF/SD drive?

The two ways I used to solve this problem were; 1. I used a parallel port Iomega 100Mb Zip drive with RISCOS 3.11 formatted 100Mb Zip discs. OK I have one but they can be picked up very cheaply. (The drivers are on my website in the RISCOS section). This is a fairly quick method and good for backing...
by flaxcottage
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Salford!
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: Hello from Salford!

Welcome, roobarb. :D

Good luck with your repairs.
by flaxcottage
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: general
Topic: gpio strangeness?
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: gpio strangeness?

Place an END between

UNTIL FALSE


END : REM needed here to stop the program running through the PROCs unless they are called.

REM ...
DEFPROCPINS
by flaxcottage
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Wiltshire
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: Greetings from Wiltshire

Welcome, Mark. :D That is quite a history you have there. BITD I was one of the enemy stopping 'liitle oiks' like you doing what you did. :lol: Luckily I was a lot better and craftier than my students and managed to lock down the computers pretty well on our network! It didn't stop them trying though.
by flaxcottage
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Reading
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Hello from Reading

Welcome, dhester. :D
by flaxcottage
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Isolating myself - for three months !!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 33
Views: 1411

Re: Isolating myself - for three months !!!!!!!!!!!

Pernod wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:18 am
Keep me posted, always enjoy going through another ROM collection :)
Attached is a list of the ROMs I have found so far. The aim is to package these on SSD images so that they are easy to access for anyone who wants them. :D
by flaxcottage
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Isolating myself - for three months !!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 33
Views: 1411

Re: Isolating myself - for three months !!!!!!!!!!!

This self-isolation I find is a time for catching up with things I have been putting off doing. Yesterday, for example, I catalogued my BBC ROM collection. The impetus was that I have the documentation for the Continuous Processing ROM for Wordwise Plus but this did not come with the ROM. (I found t...