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by Paul
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Cambridge Sept 2019 archiving thread
Replies: 34
Views: 857

Re: Cambridge Sept 2019 archiving thread

Kazzie wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:24 am
If there are any kind, willing individuals available, I'd appreciate a copy of the software and manuals for the Valiant Computer Interface (CH32466).
Actually, I'm after that too, so I'll ask if I can do that when I'm doing the tapes. Guess that means I'll need a beeb as well..
by Paul
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Cambridge Sept 2019 archiving thread
Replies: 34
Views: 857

Re: Cambridge Sept 2019 archiving thread

I'd be happy to help with tape archive or scanning if needed? I can do it in between showing bbc tv stuff?

I have a scanner or two I can bring.

Re tape archive, what's the "usual practice" for this?

Paul.
by Paul
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A420/1 Character repeat issue
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: A420/1 Character repeat issue

I'm happy to thoroughly recommend Ian's IDE boards! :)
Paul.
by Paul
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Master Compact... Some may wonder why Acorn did this strange thing...
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Re: BBC Master Compact... Some may wonder why Acorn did this strange thing...

Interesting thoughts in those linked threads. The Franken-Electron made me chuckle.

Paul :D
by Paul
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Master Compact... Some may wonder why Acorn did this strange thing...
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Re: BBC Master Compact... Some may wonder why Acorn did this strange thing...

Pack what into the keyboard housing? There's only a keyboard in the keyboard housing of my Master Compact. Ate you sure? I thought only the PSU and disk drive is in the base. I was going to get mine down, but ran out of time so Googled it instead... http://chrisacorns.computinghistory.org.uk/Comput...
by Paul
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Master Compact... Some may wonder why Acorn did this strange thing...
Replies: 7
Views: 609

BBC Master Compact... Some may wonder why Acorn did this strange thing...

Ok, enough of the clickbate title :lol: Im sure it's been documented, but its been bothering me this evening. Given all the space, airflow and convention of housing a motherboard in the 'base unit', why did Acorn choose to pack it into the keyboard housing? I wondered if it were a way to create an '...
by Paul
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019.
Replies: 141
Views: 5709

Re: Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge 20-22nd September 2019

Full table, all three days please :D

Also, let me know if youd like me to do a lottery machine from the BBC TV with latest project update.
Thanks,
Paul.
by Paul
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD - Now FULL
Replies: 244
Views: 10352

Re: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD - Now FULL

What an awesome weekend! Great company, great projects and great times. Thanks to organisers.
Cant wait for the next one! I'll be working on the BBC TV project I hope!

Cheers,
Paul.
by Paul
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD - Now FULL
Replies: 244
Views: 10352

Re: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD - Now FULL

Does anyone have a mobile number for JudgeBeeb? We think he left this LG Monitor..

PM me
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Paul.
by Paul
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD - Now FULL
Replies: 244
Views: 10352

Re: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD - Now FULL

I've seen two atoms so far...

I'm now just queuing at the entrance ready for today's fun!

EDIT... just noticed opening time is 10am on their website... so I may have been a little keen getting here early :lol:

Paul.
by Paul
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD - Now FULL
Replies: 244
Views: 10352

Re: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD

1024MAK wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:30 pm
Paul wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:03 pm
Caravan setup. :mrgreen: Running late, but what time is last entry? Or has that passed? :shock:
Paul.
Don’t worry about the time on the museum web site. ABug members can still get in after 4pm.

Mark
Thanks! On my way!
by Paul
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD - Now FULL
Replies: 244
Views: 10352

Re: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD

Caravan setup. :mrgreen: Running late, but what time is last entry? Or has that passed? :shock:
Paul.
by Paul
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Cambridge ABUG Giveaway
Replies: 25
Views: 1194

Re: Cambridge ABUG Giveaway

Hey, sorry for the double grab. Any chance I could nab the rgb to hdmi? :D :D

Cheers Paul.
by Paul
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB Scart adaptor for BenQ monitors
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: RGB Scart adaptor for BenQ monitors

And there we have a nice fully educated view on the situation. I feel chuffed I learned some really interesting things today :D Next step, review output specs, input specs and create something to deal with them. Although I'm still confident the benq is likely to work. Good advice through! Cheers, Pa...
by Paul
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Cambridge ABUG Giveaway
Replies: 25
Views: 1194

Re: Cambridge ABUG Giveaway

Brilliant, thank you :)
by Paul
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Cambridge ABUG Giveaway
Replies: 25
Views: 1194

Re: Cambridge ABUG Giveaway

If the video upscaler is still going, could I nab that please?

I'm at Cambridge this weekend, so all is good!

Thanks,

Paul.
by Paul
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB Scart adaptor for BenQ monitors
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: RGB Scart adaptor for BenQ monitors

Ah, well if the monitor will sync, then that looks like it would probably do the job then, assuming the correct sync's are passed through, I can't see why it wouldn't. It might be advantageous to modify the design of the board to take multiple inputs via a switching system - I'm thinking a socket fo...
by Paul
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB Scart adaptor for BenQ monitors
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: RGB Scart adaptor for BenQ monitors

I'm not sure hugely what the benefit of the scart to VGA connector is, other than it passes through selected signals? I'd just make a cable for each bit of kit? Those budget TVs with scart connectors work fine with old Archies if you channel an additional +5v (or so) line from the psu or motherboard...
by Paul
Thu May 30, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Unopened 1997 RiscPC - chances of magic smoke?
Replies: 10
Views: 601

Re: Unopened 1997 RiscPC - chances of magic smoke?

Did it work?
by Paul
Mon May 27, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Unopened 1997 RiscPC - chances of magic smoke?
Replies: 10
Views: 601

Re: Unopened 1997 RiscPC - chances of magic smoke?

Hi. So things to look for are bulges at the top of the capacitors. I was given some advice re dealing with vintage kit (perhaps others can chime in if you think its nonsense or correct). When powering on for the first time in a long while, leave the item on for a good while so the electrolytics refo...
by Paul
Tue May 14, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD - Now FULL
Replies: 244
Views: 10352

Re: ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD

Hi.

Since there are still a couple of full tables spare, could I upgrade from a half table? Happy to go back if someone wants it, but I could use the space for the kit if available, and i waited to see if it was snapped up before asking.. :wink:

Cheers, Paul.
by Paul
Sat May 11, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: general
Topic: What Ultrawide Monitors are good for!
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: What Ultrawide Monitors are good for!

Oh, I'm so slow,

I played this for years in my childhood, but had no idea the ladder spelled out FRAK!

:shock:
by Paul
Sat May 11, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: general
Topic: A day of Acorn Computers on set for filming (with pics)
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: A day of Acorn Computers on set for filming (with pics)

jgharston wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 2:10 am
You're missing the copies of Yellow Pages underneath the Cub monitor. :)
Haha yes...

However the last ones they made were so thin, i'd do better with fewer copies of the last issues of Acorn Computing :lol: You wouldn't get a kiss off a tall girl with one the 2017 issue!
by Paul
Fri May 10, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: general
Topic: A day of Acorn Computers on set for filming (with pics)
Replies: 2
Views: 337

A day of Acorn Computers on set for filming (with pics)

Hey all, I thought I'd share this with anyone interested... We were producing a Centenary corporate video featuring content and props from each decade of the last 100 years, so I was able to put a few items from my retro collection to good purpose... A BBC Micro for 1982 and an A3000 for 1994. Whils...
by Paul
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: A new open source test ROM for the Archimedes machines
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Re: A new open source test ROM for the Archimedes machines

That is a superb idea!
I have plenty of 'to do' arcs with various faults I'd be happy to test on. Sadly my code skills wont extend in any useful way to helping dev this however.

Paul.
by Paul
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 91
Views: 4570

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

just remembered one tiny detail in the Castle license that many seem to have forgotten: there was an "ARM only" clause inside IIRC. That is now gone. Looking at the RISC OS codebase, I am not sure if that substantially changes anything :D I've been aware of that clause for a long time. It always se...
by Paul
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: New A3000 4MB memory
Replies: 39
Views: 3379

Re: New A3000 4MB memory

Could you put me down for one please? Thanks!
Paul.