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by stuslayer
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acquired my first Model B today
Replies: 41
Views: 2787

Re: Acquired my first Model B today

Thanks for the invite, I joined for a bit but not really got into the swing of it.

Any easy tests I can run to make sure my hardware is working as it should be? Just generally, not necessarily for the disk interface.
by stuslayer
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acquired my first Model B today
Replies: 41
Views: 2787

Re: Acquired my first Model B today

Brill, thanks :D
by stuslayer
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acquired my first Model B today
Replies: 41
Views: 2787

Re: Acquired my first Model B today

LordVaderUK wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:19 pm
It's slated to run until 9pm.
In that case I'd love to. What channel are you guys on?
by stuslayer
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acquired my first Model B today
Replies: 41
Views: 2787

Re: Acquired my first Model B today

Stu - currently a number of Beeb experts (I don't include myself in this description!) are online in a virtual user group. If you're free, we could invite you? Hiya, thanks for the invite - how long are you going to be on for? I have the kids to put to bed but may be available in around 30 minutes?
by stuslayer
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acquired my first Model B today
Replies: 41
Views: 2787

Re: Acquired my first Model B today

So, I have recapped my PSU successfully today. It's the first time I've attempted anything like it so I was flying by the seat of my pants! I watched a LOT of YouTube videos about it and I'm happy to say it was a relatively straightforward job in the end. I have also received today IFEL's 1772 disc ...
by stuslayer
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acquired my first Model B today
Replies: 41
Views: 2787

Re: Acquired my first Model B today

So, while I'm waiting for the cap kit to come, what upgrades would you good people suggest? Whoa! That's a deep sea you'll diving into :shock: :mrgreen: To give you an indication (hold that wallet tight mind) go here :wink: So much information exists, it's hard to work out where to point you to. Bu...
by stuslayer
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 6134
Views: 701934

Re: Today I received.....

And another addition to my Beeb/Elk setup:
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It comes with the necessary cables to connect up, and I'm assured it's working (not tested it yet). It's in really nice condition - even the foam in the battery compartment is still springy!
by stuslayer
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acquired my first Model B today
Replies: 41
Views: 2787

Re: Acquired my first Model B today

Thanks for the info so far, some useful stuff here. During the brief period I had the machine on (I have a RGB to SCART lead I use with my Electrons), I noticed no screen artifacts so unless it appears after regular use, I'll leave it alone. Thanks for the heads up on this potential issue though! I ...
by stuslayer
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acquired my first Model B today
Replies: 41
Views: 2787

Re: Acquired my first Model B today

Thanks, that's definitely an option :D

A quick question, the power cables to the motherboard spade connectors seem really secure, is it safe to just tug on these cables to disconnect? I'm slightly worried about pulling the spade connectors off the board!
by stuslayer
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acquired my first Model B today
Replies: 41
Views: 2787

Acquired my first Model B today

Hiya, As noted in the 'Today I received...' thread, I received my first Model B machine today. It was in good cosmetic nick for what I paid for it, and I was hopeful of something that would require minimal work to get running. As promised, here are pictures of the insides: 20200417_144657.jpg 202004...
by stuslayer
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 6134
Views: 701934

Re: Today I received.....

Let us know if you find any goodies inside. Do you know if the PSU has been capped, if not that should be on your to do list :-) I'll post a new thread in the hardware section once I've had a look inside. I've ordered the capacitor kit from RetroClinic as a preemptive, as I'm pretty sure it won't h...
by stuslayer
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 6134
Views: 701934

Re: Today I received.....

My first Model B 20200417_100526.jpg 20200417_100531.jpg 20200417_100537.jpg 20200417_100554.jpg 20200417_100556.jpg 20200417_100559.jpg I haven't opened it up yet, but it looks in decent cosmetic nick for an eBay special. Considering the prices stuff has been going for the last few weeks, I think £...
by stuslayer
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Elk games that allow joystick use?
Replies: 15
Views: 881

Re: Elk games that allow joystick use?

Thanks all, useful info re the joystick mapper software too!
by stuslayer
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Elk games that allow joystick use?
Replies: 15
Views: 881

Re: Elk games that allow joystick use?

Hiya, So, a couple of things came together today. First, my Pegasus 400 interface arrived. So, to test that it works (and it does, thank you Dave Hitchins!!), I hooked up my Gotek with my home made power cable, and downloaded davidb's Jungle Journey disc version to test. Great game, David, and thank...
by stuslayer
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 6134
Views: 701934

Re: Today I received.....

Another toy for my Electron isolation fun:
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Looking forward to testing with my Gotek!
by stuslayer
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Elk games that allow joystick use?
Replies: 15
Views: 881

Re: Elk games that allow joystick use?

If you have a way to load a UEF file, you could try Jungle Journey to see if the joystick works with that. Thanks - sorry for the dumb question, but how would I get the file into the Electron? I understand there's a web based program you can use. I have the Mic/Ear/Rem cable for my tape player, can...
by stuslayer
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Elk games that allow joystick use?
Replies: 15
Views: 881

Re: Elk games that allow joystick use?

it appears to give the full range on mine, 0 to 60 odd thousand
by stuslayer
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Elk games that allow joystick use?
Replies: 15
Views: 881

Re: Elk games that allow joystick use?

just the chain command
by stuslayer
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Elk games that allow joystick use?
Replies: 15
Views: 881

Elk games that allow joystick use?

Hi all, I'm a real novice when it comes to using my Elk. I recently got a Voltmace Delta joystick which plugs into the analogue port on the Plus 1. I have loaded both Arcadians and Hopper (from tape), and can't get the joystick working properly on either game. On both the fire button works but direc...
by stuslayer
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 6134
Views: 701934

Re: Today I received.....

A new joystick for my Elk and Plus 1:
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Looks in good nick, can't wait to try it out!
by stuslayer
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: New Raspberry Pi to 1MHz bus interface
Replies: 160
Views: 13633

Re: New Raspberry Pi to 1MHz bus interface

Pimoroni have Pi Zero's in stock. No W's though
by stuslayer
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Gotek for Electron - external power?
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Gotek for Electron - external power?

Hiya, I'm getting a disk interface for my Electron with Plus1. I have a Gotek I use with my A3010, and I reckon I can use it with the Elk too. However, I'm not sure but I think I'll need external power to the Gotek as there won't be a connector on the interface (Peg400). I expect this means I need t...
by stuslayer
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Post pictures of your beeb setup
Replies: 231
Views: 40623

Re: Post pictures of your beeb setup

20200411_202855.jpg 20200411_203024.jpg 20200411_203031.jpg 20200411_203054.jpg My current setup, spread across 2 parts of my loft. 2 x Elks, one with Ramtop's ElkSD Mk2, the other with a just acquired Plus1, more to come in the near future. That's my 8 bit desk. A3010 4MB with IanS CF Card fitted,...
by stuslayer
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 6134
Views: 701934

Re: Today I received.....

From here...
not sure how to rotate the image!
not sure how to rotate the image!
...one of these :D

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Going to have a play this afternoon. Now I need some cartridges, interfaces.... the wife will be so pleased!!
by stuslayer
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Another Elk lives
Replies: 15
Views: 1038

Re: Another Elk lives

daveejhitchins wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:23 pm

Yes, I have Plus 1s - I'll PM you . . .

Dave H :D
Thanks Dave :D
by stuslayer
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Another Elk lives
Replies: 15
Views: 1038

Re: Another Elk lives

Great info Dave, and thanks for the detailed reply - like Mark's reply above, more info than anyone could ask for! If/when I do upgrade, I'll get a better PSU to power everything. Ideally, I'd like to get hold of a Plus 1 for a reasonable price, and then look at the options from there. Dave, do you ...
by stuslayer
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Another Elk lives
Replies: 15
Views: 1038

Re: Another Elk lives

That's great info Mark, thanks :)

Gives me food for thought while considering future upgrades.
by stuslayer
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Another Elk lives
Replies: 15
Views: 1038

Re: Another Elk lives

daveejhitchins wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:15 am

Just have lots of fun - once expanded they even become useful :mrgreen:

Dave H =D>
Dave, that leads me to a question - I'm running my Elk/s with a 12V DC 1A power brick. If I were to get a Plus 1, can I still use this power brick or will I need to get an 18VAC one?
by stuslayer
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Another Elk lives
Replies: 15
Views: 1038

Re: Another Elk lives

Not even a joke, they're eyeing each other up on the desk right now!
by stuslayer
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Another Elk lives
Replies: 15
Views: 1038

Another Elk lives

Hi all, With a lot of time on my hands the last few days (like most of us), I have been fiddling with a dead Electron I acquired as part of a package I got off eBay, mainly to get a working cassette deck and some tape games etc. I already have a working Elk that Mark (RetroClinic) fettled for me, so...

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