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by flaxcottage
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hey!
Replies: 11
Views: 89

Re: Hey!

Welcome, Chris. :D
by flaxcottage
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Convert master psu to bench psu
Replies: 13
Views: 120

Re: Convert master psu to bench psu

I second that - from experience. I have an old Farnell 0-30v, 0-2A variable PSU which is similar to the Thandar one.
by flaxcottage
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4658
Views: 312915

Re: Today I received.....

Good enough for a Beeb then? :)
by flaxcottage
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2790
Views: 220862

Re: LOLPRICE

Ah but the cheap one has no leads or PSU. They must be expensive!
by flaxcottage
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: PLOTMATE A4 software
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: PLOTMATE A4 software

Not at the moment - just a BASIC program.

I'd like to get it working with LOGO but that would need a ROM.
by flaxcottage
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: PLOTMATE A4 software
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: PLOTMATE A4 software

Not exactly software this but I have found a cheapish way to fit a pen to the plotter. The original pens, type 1CY14P5-N, for black, are very expensive and, as far as I can tell, are only available from a single company worldwide. The pens have to be made to order, which means expense and a long lea...
by flaxcottage
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Multi-purpose podule with a Raspberry Pi
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: Multi-purpose podule with a Raspberry Pi

This sounds excellent - I think. :?

BITD I thought I understood electronics but now everyone talks way above my head.
by flaxcottage
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: general
Topic: Acorn magazine collections question
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Acorn magazine collections question

The mags might be online but there is no substitute for holding a paper copy in ones hand, I feel. :D
by flaxcottage
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Charlottesville, VA, USA!
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: Hello from Charlottesville, VA, USA!

Welcome, Robin. :D
by flaxcottage
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Back to Acorn
Replies: 10
Views: 237

Re: Back to Acorn

Welcome. :D
by flaxcottage
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: PLOTMATE A4 software
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: PLOTMATE A4 software

Thanks for the A3 image links guys.

Unfortunately the A3 one will not drive the A4 plotter properly. :(
by flaxcottage
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Archimedes A3000 to AKF30, possible ?
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Archimedes A3000 to AKF30, possible ?

My A3000 connects to my AKF30 monitor through a 9-pin to 15-pin VGA adapter. Then an old, 90s retro VGA cable completes the setup. Modern VGA cables will not work.
by flaxcottage
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: PLOTMATE A4 software
Replies: 9
Views: 225

PLOTMATE A4 software

Having just taken delivery of a working Liner Graphics PlotMate A4 plotter I am keen to get it working properly. BITD when I had one of these it came with a system disk and an optional ROM. Both of these I need. I have hundreds of ROMs and ROM images but no PlotMate. There is a website http://www.cr...
by flaxcottage
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4658
Views: 312915

Re: Today I received.....

Managed to get my hands on a Plotmate A4 plotter. Yippee! I have always wanted one of these. Plotmate A4.jpg I have tested it without a pen attached and it appears to be fully working. I do love that warm, musty, old electronics smell. :D Now the challenge will be to source a suitable pen. I know BI...
by flaxcottage
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 CMOS issue after battery replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: A3010 CMOS issue after battery replacement

I've had problems with Eneloop batteries. They show very high self-discharge at times. I'd check them first. If the CMOS still fails to hold its settings are the correct voltages being applied to the chip when the A3010 is off. I've also noticed that Axxxx machines need to be powered on for at least...
by flaxcottage
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 55
Views: 1345

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

Also..just to let you know I booked my room at the nearby Travelodge (address in first post) - currently £100 for 2 nights sans breakfast. Which is fine by me as the breakfast there isn't good..but clean functional rooms and 10 mins walk to the museum. Now he tells us. I just booked breakfast! :? :...
by flaxcottage
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Education, teachers and code clubs
Replies: 20
Views: 334

Re: Education, teachers and code clubs

Crash, Cargo, Compose, LOGO and Yacht Race are good pieces of educational software to grab the attention and interest of primary children. Then there are the Sherston problem solving adventures such as Animal Rescue, Microbugs, Nature Park Adventure and the Story Starts. Older primary children love ...
by flaxcottage
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Well Hello!!
Replies: 14
Views: 182

Re: Well Hello!!

Welcome, James. :D
by flaxcottage
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 55
Views: 1345

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

Right, that's me sorted.

Staying at the Travel Lodge. Only half a mile away, well within staggering distance. :lol:

Will be there Friday pm until Sunday pm. See everyone in September. :D
by flaxcottage
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello fellow Microites
Replies: 15
Views: 245

Re: Hello fellow Microites

Welcome. :D

You need to get a BBC. :lol:
by flaxcottage
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 55
Views: 1345

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

Can I confirm my visit from tentative to definite. I'll be there Saturday and Sunday definite and probably Friday too. :D
by flaxcottage
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Gotek noob - trying to get beebug C to work on a datacentre
Replies: 49
Views: 677

Re: Gotek noob

Hi all I have had another go at getting Beebug C working on modern hardware attached to my Master so that it doesn’t take forever to compile from floppy. Sadly I still can’t get it to work on anything other than an actual floppy drive. I have tried Turbo MMC, a Datacenter and its attached ADFS hdd....
by flaxcottage
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 55
Views: 1345

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

Sounds like a good event. Maybe I'll stay down there at one of those newfangled hotels people keep talking about. :lol:

It will be a great opportunity to archive some MIA educational stuff.
by flaxcottage
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: REPEAT:PRINT "Hello, stardot. ";:UNTIL FALSE
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: REPEAT:PRINT "Hello, stardot. ";:UNTIL FALSE

Welcome, Paul. :D

The PET was a great machine BITD especially coupled with a dual floppy drive and printer.
by flaxcottage
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2612
Views: 215756

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Quite a collection here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-comput ... Swx95bE8kq

A bit on the pricey side but the vendor is open to offers.
by flaxcottage
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Backing up old hard drives in repaired RiscPC
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Backing up old hard drives in nepaired RiscPC

If you have two IDE interfaces in the RISC-PC then it is easy. Connect a CF-card adapter into the second IDE channel with a 2Gb CF-card. Format the card using the appropriate HForm program. Attach your IDE drive and copy across. Repeat this process using as many CF cards as you need with the SCSI dr...
by flaxcottage
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: CommunITel software and documentation
Replies: 2
Views: 107

CommunITel software and documentation

CommunITel Viewdata At last I have got round to scanning the very large Reference Manual for this package. It was over 200 pages. The pdf document of the reference manual is too big at around 20Mb to upload as a single document. I have split it into 5 separate files using a file-splitting utility. ...
by flaxcottage
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Early BBC Micro's (ICL)
Replies: 9
Views: 531

Re: Early BBC Micro's (ICL)

Nice machine. An issue 2 is the one I am missing from my collection.
by flaxcottage
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 125
Views: 6261

Re: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Looks like a great meet, guys. Stuff everywhere and people having a jolly good natter. :D

Me, I'm marking purple sacks full of exam papers. :(

Looking forward to the next meet when I hope to be there. [-o<
by flaxcottage
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 125
Views: 6261

Re: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

sbadger wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:12 am
Have a great weekend everybody. I'm there in spirit and I look forward to the pics in this thread later!
Ditto. :D