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by flaxcottage
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4705
Views: 317372

Re: Today I received.....

BITD that was a great piece of kit. I used it to sample MODE 0 images from He-Man tapes for my lads. :lol:
by flaxcottage
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Basingstoke!
Replies: 10
Views: 108

Re: Hello from Basingstoke!

Welcome, Soruk. :D
by flaxcottage
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi!!
Replies: 12
Views: 177

Re: Hi!!

Hi Mike,

Welcome. :D

The Master is a great machine.
by flaxcottage
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2656
Views: 218913

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

They are both in my archive but due to 4Mation still enforcing their copyright they cannot be distributed. They arrived from New Zealand in the huge package of educational software that Richard Toohey and I obtained a while back. Dinosaur Discovery is a neat strategy-type game. Worlds without Worlds...
by flaxcottage
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Today I hacked ...
Replies: 92
Views: 9540

Re: Today I hacked ...

Well done, sir! =D> I remember the feeling BITD when I did it with the original release. It was the first hack I ever made. It took me two days of patiently following the labyrinthine machine code to work out that a piece of code placed values on the stack to re-direct subroutine returns and that da...
by flaxcottage
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Atom Owner from Smalltown, Canada
Replies: 21
Views: 278

Re: Atom Owner from Smalltown, Canada

Welcome, Peter. :D
by flaxcottage
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 17
Views: 273

Re: Hello!

Welcome, Zuffle. :D
by flaxcottage
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Just saying Hi
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: Just saying Hi

Welcome, Dave. Enjoy your stay. :D
by flaxcottage
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Another Dutchie resurrects his A5000
Replies: 7
Views: 127

Re: Another Dutchie resurrects his A5000

Welcome, Erik. The A5000 is a great machine. :D
by flaxcottage
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Are kids still as excited by school computers as we once were?
Replies: 16
Views: 357

Re: Are kids still as excited by school computers as we once were?

At our secondary school, we had just the one proper computers teacher and he handled all the maintenance himself. I'm sure I recall other guys coming in to help installations but by and large, there was only the odd terminal PC opened up for repair and plenty of tinkering around on the server side....
by flaxcottage
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: I'm the new game reviewer for the Zzap!64 magazine
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: I'm the new game reviewer for the Zzap!64 magazine

danielj wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:38 am
This thread is from 5 years ago! :D
Ha ha! If I could read I'd be OK. :?
by flaxcottage
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4705
Views: 317372

Re: Today I received.....

That looks the business. So simple! :D
by flaxcottage
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: BASIC FOR loops
Replies: 15
Views: 299

Re: BASIC FOR loops

No.
by flaxcottage
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Are kids still as excited by school computers as we once were?
Replies: 16
Views: 357

Re: Are kids still as excited by school computers as we once were?

"IT and computers are boring! Can we go on the internet, sir?" That was a common litany three years ago when I was still teaching in secondary schools. Computers at home can do so much more than computers in schools. School computers are frequently out of date so that they cannot run the latest soft...
by flaxcottage
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: I'm the new game reviewer for the Zzap!64 magazine
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: I'm the new game reviewer for the Zzap!64 magazine

Well done, Marcus. =D>

Games? The sign of a misspent youth! :lol:
by flaxcottage
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Need help figuring out how to fix a couple of Beeb PSUs
Replies: 21
Views: 412

Re: Need help figuring out how to fix a couple of Beeb PSUs

Along with what MartinB says, BITD I had some of these transistors crack the soldered joints under the PCB. Reflowing the solder solved the problem then.
by flaxcottage
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Code to load PROCs on demand
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Code to load PROCs on demand

Beebug also did an article about this, somewhere.
by flaxcottage
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4705
Views: 317372

Re: Today I received.....

A whole bunch of electronic goodness. :D

I bought this to go with my Raspberry Pi stuff. It also included an Arduino clone and a digital clock/thermometer, which were a complete surprise.
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Electronic stuff.jpg
by flaxcottage
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Cheap wire wrap/link wire
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: Cheap wire wrap/link wire

Looks good stuff. I need more colours too. For prototyping I now use what I think used to be called Vero-wire. It has a fusible varnish that acts like a flux so that it can be soldered without stripping. Cool. 8) Only have two shades of orange though. :( Do you have a link to that, as I can only fi...
by flaxcottage
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4705
Views: 317372

Re: Today I received.....

Some of these for my Plotmate A4 IMAG1293.jpg They work a treat! :D =D> IMAG1292.jpg Mind you they are pretty expensive as they have to be specially made since they are no longer a stock item. I chose black ones but they can be ordered in red, green, blue, etc. to match the BBC micro's colour set. A...
by flaxcottage
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Cheap wire wrap/link wire
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: Cheap wire wrap/link wire

Looks good stuff. I need more colours too.

For prototyping I now use what I think used to be called Vero-wire. It has a fusible varnish that acts like a flux so that it can be soldered without stripping. Cool. 8) Only have two shades of orange though. :(
by flaxcottage
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Using BBC BASIC to teach programming concepts in 2017
Replies: 89
Views: 2398

Re: Using BBC BASIC to teach programming concepts in 2017

Took me 10 or 12 manual iterations in a spreadsheet to do the turnstile problem. I'd like to think a younger version of me could do it in his head. But is there a way to do it without iterating? A spreadsheet is the best way to solve the problem. Mathematically the difficulty is that three simultan...
by flaxcottage
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Using BBC BASIC to teach programming concepts in 2017
Replies: 89
Views: 2398

Re: Using BBC BASIC to teach programming concepts in 2017

Ah, so it would seem to a mathematical programmer! :lol: Socially, what happens in this exercise is: split a class into 3 groups (say 10 per group). a group splits into two smaller groups, one subgroup is the presenters, the other the receivers Each presenter sub-group gets a problem in a sealed env...
by flaxcottage
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hey!
Replies: 23
Views: 746

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: 17
Views: 286

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: 4705
Views: 317372

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: 2793
Views: 222210

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: 293

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: 293

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: 289

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.