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by danielj
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Missing old/new Electron Expansions
Replies: 76
Views: 1143

Re: Missing old/new Electron Expansions

You're fine :D

I suspect the bus will die with that much attached to it.
by danielj
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Missing old/new Electron Expansions
Replies: 76
Views: 1143

Re: Missing old/new Electron Expansions

Cartridges, not ROMs. I believe slogger allows extra cartridges. Looking at the one on Stuart’s webpage. It does, but it's a horrible kludge of a device. However, the content of any ROM cartridge can be stuck on a ROM chip? Obviously not hardware cartridges, but I can't imagine anyone trying to run...
by danielj
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Missing old/new Electron Expansions
Replies: 76
Views: 1143

Re: Missing old/new Electron Expansions

They're not the most reliable things - best solution is an AP6 in a plus 1, with that you can basically "fill" every single available ROM slot.
by danielj
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD
Replies: 192
Views: 7156

Re: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD

=D> Great work Dave - I'm happy to build a couple. Anything but beebscsis :D

d.
by danielj
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: FreeFi-232 v2
Replies: 54
Views: 1340

Re: FreeFi-232 v2

What is the speed like? Is it like waiting an hour for page to download? I have the original closed source WiFi board but not had chance to test it yet. I'm running at 2400bps, 9 bits per character (8N1) ~ 1000 characters per page = 9000bits, 9000/2400 = 3.75 seconds per page. In practice it feels ...
by danielj
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: FreeFi-232 v2
Replies: 54
Views: 1340

Re: FreeFi-232 v2

Viewdata's viewdata - using commstar, return is #, * is * and numbers are numbers :D Added bonus is that the hardware you're using to view is authentic. Re. beebscsis - too late I'm afraid! :D Go to jlcpcb.com, take the gerber files from the beebscsi repository, drop them onto the order form and you...
by danielj
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: FreeFi-232 v2
Replies: 54
Views: 1340

Re: FreeFi-232 v2

Just for posterity, bodging required:
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But we are working, complete with jumper selectable hardware flow control, thanks to hoglet :)
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by danielj
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Broken New AP5 Fixed & Electron Mouse testing
Replies: 48
Views: 676

Re: Broken New AP5 Fixed & Electron Mouse testing

Something I've wondered with all of this... Does using a cmos processor in the mrb cause a difference in behaviour? I suspect it might...
by danielj
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: FreeFi-232 v2
Replies: 54
Views: 1340

Re: FreeFi-232 v2

Basically, I'll have some new ones in a couple of weeks, and there'll definitely be spares of those (I ended up with a stack of these as 10 is about the minimum, and it's no extra expense to turn them into mini panels with 2-each). If you're not feeling fettly then it's probably worth waiting for so...
by danielj
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: FreeFi-232 v2
Replies: 54
Views: 1340

Re: FreeFi-232 v2

Alternatively for about £7 you can get 20 that are more likely to work :D
by danielj
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: FreeFi-232 v2
Replies: 54
Views: 1340

Re: FreeFi-232 v2

I'm not too worried about shifting them, but they're there if anyone wants one. I've updated the firmware to issue RING and DCD signals, and it turns on DSR by default at the moment. Meanwhile the repository's been updated with the firmware, fixed schematics/PCB layouts and gerbers :)
by danielj
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: FreeFi-232 v2
Replies: 54
Views: 1340

Re: FreeFi-232 v2

Or not. Got to the bottom of it now though. Right - I have a few version 1 PCBs, they will need a bit of fettling to work (a couple of tracks need cutting, a resistor needs adding, another resistor isn't needed, some chunkier wire is needed to beef up the power, and a couple of GPIOs need re-routing...
by danielj
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Midlands ABUG November 2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1298

Re: Midlands ABUG November 2018

Hi Alex, I passed it on to Phil M recently to see if he could fix it up, as if you remember it wasn't in the best shape! Let me check how he's getting on, maybe we could bring it down to Leicester in November! HI Dave , Sorry this passed me by totally. Ive booked the same place and rooms as last ye...
by danielj
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released
Replies: 150
Views: 11558

Re: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released

Yes, just set the drive select jumper to be drive 1, assuming no twists in the cable. You can use the same cable that connected the 3.5" drive.

d.
by danielj
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Missing old/new Electron Expansions
Replies: 76
Views: 1143

Re: Missing old/new Electron Expansions

Elminster wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:26 am
I have looked in my piggy bank. If I get a freewifi card I'll give you 50p, 3 buttons and half a packet of polos
:lol:
by danielj
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Missing old/new Electron Expansions
Replies: 76
Views: 1143

Re: Missing old/new Electron Expansions

Again, speaking personally, I wouldn't want to take funds from a pot like that as I'd feel an obligation to get something done and that I'd be letting people down if I didn't. Pressure != productivity for me in these things :D

d.
by danielj
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Missing old/new Electron Expansions
Replies: 76
Views: 1143

Re: Missing old/new Electron Expansions

Gosh, only just caught up on this - don't be discouraged! I really was just expressing a personal opinion. More living elks is always a good thing, and I'm quite sure there are a good number of people who'd want something like this. What I was sort of trying to get across in this and the other threa...
by danielj
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn Archimedes A310 with VIDC monitor recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 405

Re: Acorn Archimedes A310 with VIDC monitor recommendations

Without the VIDC enhancer, the BL912 will give you all the PAL screen modes quite happily. Not sure what'll happen trying it with the "pseudo VGA" modes without an enhancer, but on an arc of that generation, you weren't really looking at VGA. You could drop PaulV a note and see if he's got any enhan...
by danielj
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: FreeFi-232 v2
Replies: 54
Views: 1340

Re: FreeFi-232 v2

Fixed - basically the flash was borked, it was booting badly and leaving that pin having a fight with the pull up. A bit of reflashing with esptool.py and it's back up and running properly :)

d.
by danielj
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2642
Views: 218055

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

If you email ebay customer service or do a live chat, they can tell you what happened.
by danielj
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: yet another Canadian …
Replies: 13
Views: 171

Re: yet another Canadian …

Hullo there :)
by danielj
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"
Replies: 181
Views: 14117

Re: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"

It is nice to be able to break even though :D - anything involving large programmable logic isn't going to be too cheap unless there's an economy of scale (e.g. those beebscsis cost nearly £80 as a one off, and you can only really get the price down by building 10 or more). You need to be sure you c...
by danielj
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"
Replies: 181
Views: 14117

Re: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"

How many people buy elks to tinker, and how many to relive retro-gaming? I'd suspect (although I could be wrong!) the majority fall into the later category, and if there's nothing that takes advantage of the peripheral, then there aren't going to be that many people who'd be interested in getting it...
by danielj
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: FreeFi-232 v2
Replies: 54
Views: 1340

Re: FreeFi-232 v2

There is one, but it shouldn't be active on boot... Going to do a bit more testing today :?
by danielj
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Fitting slogger turbo driver
Replies: 60
Views: 2441

Re: Fitting slogger turbo driver

Well done!!! :D :D

So odd - I wonder if there's more than one version of the turbo driver PCB as those original equations worked perfectly in mine?

d.
by danielj
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: FreeFi-232 v2
Replies: 54
Views: 1340

Re: FreeFi-232 v2

So - I've done the first test build of this Hooray! :) It sort of not quite works from a programming front.... GPIO0 (iDTR on the schematic) needs to be at 3.3V for normal operation and pulled low for programming mode to be activated. For some reason it's sitting at around 2V which is nicely right o...
by danielj
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn's Palette Enhancer for the BBC Master/Domesday
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Acorn's Palette Enhancer for the BBC Master/Domesday

Although the final thing looks like a card for the VP415 rather than the master?

d.
by danielj
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro
Replies: 136
Views: 12008

Re: PiTubeDirect signalconverter for BBC Micro

Don't know how often Kjell reads this, but if you follow the link in the above post you can purchase from his webshop!
by danielj
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Missing old/new Electron Expansions
Replies: 76
Views: 1143

Re: Missing old/new Electron Expansions

At which point you may as well stick a raspberry pi in it running b-em :D

d.