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by flibble
Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Pcb board making
Replies: 30
Views: 3767

Re: Pcb board making

All the holes were drilled in the making of it.
by flibble
Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Pcb board making
Replies: 30
Views: 3767

Re: Pcb board making

I would like too make some pcb board for a project I have got how do I going about doing this from the software I would need and were too get the boards done. I'm certainly not the most experienced person on here who's done this, I've made one board! http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f...
by flibble
Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: general
Topic: 4corn update 05/11/2016 - 70 Acorn Brochures
Replies: 3
Views: 544

4corn update 05/11/2016 - 70 Acorn Brochures

Part of a massive pile of scanning from a former Acorn dealer, via Dave M.

Quite a few of these are 'new' and haven't been on Chris's Acorns before.

http://www.4corn.co.uk/articles/brochures/
by flibble
Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: RPCEmu 0.8.15
Replies: 0
Views: 922

RPCEmu 0.8.15

A new version of RPCEmu is available, 0.8.15 http://www.marutan.net/rpcemu/ * All Platforms - Issue with 8MB VRAM being less stable has been resolved, code is now correctly allowed in the 2-8MB area. - ARM SWP instruction correctly handles unaligned access. - Enhancements to TLB to correctly flush c...
by flibble
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: The ElectronPi
Replies: 19
Views: 2791

Re: The ElectronPi

OK, so IMHO it's not RiscOS that has problems with USB devices but the USB keyboard implementations are different. Is that right? Yeah, RISC OS has a problem with *some* USB devices, including the one on the arduino, where it's what's known as a composite device (multiple different devices combined...
by flibble
Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: The ElectronPi
Replies: 19
Views: 2791

Re: The ElectronPi

I don't get it .... Flaxcottage has RiscOS Pico running with USB. Is there a difference between the two RiscOS versions in handling USB devices? We use different USB devices for converting the Electron key matrix to a USB keyboard. Flaxcottage uses the Tynemouth Software board, costing 42 quid, I u...
by flibble
Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: The ElectronPi
Replies: 19
Views: 2791

Re: The ElectronPi

I thought I'd post a little update, I've had quite a lot of success with using an Arduiono Leonardo to do the the conversion from electron matrix to USB. I took it to my local Raspberry Jam on Sunday and it survived being poked and prodded by the public. Many games of Arcadians were played :) I hope...
by flibble
Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: general
Topic: How many people had a BBC Master at home?
Replies: 8
Views: 1412

Re: How many people had a BBC Master at home?

I had one at home, parents bought it in 1990 ish.
by flibble
Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: RISC OS (+ABug) London Show / Sat 29th Oct 2016
Replies: 30
Views: 4173

Re: RISC OS (+ABug) London Show / Sat 29th Oct 2016

lazarusr wrote:Bryan, I am still very much up for this as previously discussed.
Don't worry you're pencilled^Wpenned in already :D
by flibble
Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: general
Topic: Any mouse-driven GUI's for the BBC B?
Replies: 34
Views: 3266

Re: Any mouse-driven GUI's for the BBC B?

I found this picture of AMX Desk from an advert, did it look this good in real life? (proportionally spaced font?)
amxdesk.jpg
by flibble
Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)
Replies: 130
Views: 15895

Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

sixxdog_uk wrote:
flibble wrote:I'm going to sign up for this one. I know the place cos my parents live 4 miles away, so with free accommodation from them I can't really say no :D

Great stuff , what days are you planning on attending ?
I should be able to do all.
by flibble
Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: The ElectronPi
Replies: 19
Views: 2791

Re: The ElectronPi

Ooooh, you beat me to it :D

I have an arduino leonardo on the the way to do the electron keyboard to usb keyboard mapping.
by flibble
Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)
Replies: 130
Views: 15895

Re: ABug EAST MIDLANDS 27-29 January 2017 (Leicestershire)

I'm going to sign up for this one. I know the place cos my parents live 4 miles away, so with free accommodation from them I can't really say no :D
by flibble
Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016
Replies: 258
Views: 31343

Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

flibble wrote:networking (well almost, I can ping the machine one along, but no routing yet).
one 'route add net default 192.168.1.1 1' later :)
IMG_20160902_181341.jpg
by flibble
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: community projects
Topic: Acorn Price List 1986
Replies: 6
Views: 1709

Re: Acorn Price List 1986

Yep, about the only 'Acorn' thing I could really see about it was the optional econet card, for DOS :shock:
by flibble
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Cambridge Workstation vs. Archimedes
Replies: 17
Views: 1849

Re: Cambridge Workstation vs. Archimedes

Having played with one at the weekend, it's really just a bbc b+ with a 32016 second processor in :( CPU wise it was a good step above the Beeb, but everything else, graphics, sound etc, was back at 1981 levels.
by flibble
Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: community projects
Topic: Acorn Price List 1986
Replies: 6
Views: 1709

Re: Acorn Price List 1986

jms2 wrote:What's an M19? Never heard of it before, and googling Acorn M19 brings up nothing.
I'd not heard much about it either, but scanning some stuff from Arcadian recently turned up the brochure.
Acorn Computers - M19.pdf
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by flibble
Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016
Replies: 258
Views: 31343

Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

I spent most of the weekend getting further with RISC iX. Figured out how to make multiuser mode work, hi res mono screen modes and networking (well almost, I can ping the machine one along, but no routing yet). I also dropped off a big pile of scanning and picked up some more (thankfully smaller pi...
by flibble
Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 v0.14a released
Replies: 10
Views: 2834

Re: BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 v0.14a released

Is you Android tablet ARM or Intel based? The Android version is for x86 Android only.
by flibble
Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: MIA Titles at the Centre for Computing History
Replies: 19
Views: 1638

Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

leenew wrote:Hi Jason,
This is a list of software we need to preserve/archive.
It does not include a bunch of educational software they also have.
I've used the backend DB and looked up the BOXes each of these is in, this well make life easier :)
COMPUTING HISTORY 2.csv
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by flibble
Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016
Replies: 258
Views: 31343

Re: ABug South - at Centre for Computing History, Cambridge August 26-28 2016

I think it's always OK to come as a no-kitter, just pay the museum entry fee :D
by flibble
Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Pi Based CoPro - Level adaptor board
Replies: 61
Views: 4844

Re: Pi Based CoPro - Level adaptor board

If this is for Pi, why not use the hat template? Then you can use the mounting holes to connect them together :) (I think you mentioned you were using eagle) https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=100&t=82618 https://store.altitude.tech/pizero-start-designing/ One downside, this will not...
by flibble
Tue May 24, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISC iX - Cloned!
Replies: 168
Views: 21727

Re: RISC iX - Cloned!

Okay, the documentation is here. Mine is newer than the one hosted on 4corn as theirs pertains to RISC iX 1.0 and X.desktop 1.0. As far as RISC iX is concerned, I have: 1. A540/R2xx Installation Guide - Issue 1, July 1990 2. RISC iX 1.2 User Guide - Edition 2, Issue 1, August 1990 3. RISC iX 1.2 Sy...
by flibble
Mon May 23, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: software
Topic: RISC iX on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 19
Views: 3263

Re: RISC iX on Raspberry Pi

risc ix 1.2.1c that I imaged doesn't have ixi desktop, I think it was dropped by risc ix 1.2. The desktops available are Motif (mwm) and MIT (twm)
by flibble
Thu May 19, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISC iX on ST506
Replies: 24
Views: 2998

Re: RISC iX on ST506

Nice one Tim, very glad to see the scsi rip can be used to rescue the st506 machines :)
by flibble
Thu May 19, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: The next version number of RISC OS
Replies: 18
Views: 1524

Re: The next version number of RISC OS

If there was a conversation for 15 years ago, this is it, or at least when both parties still existed.
by flibble
Wed May 18, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5272
Views: 399397

Re: Today I received.....

A box and 3 folders full of docs for scanning from Arcadian, what did I let myself in for :D
by flibble
Wed May 18, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: OT: My first PCB
Replies: 1
Views: 660

OT: My first PCB

Not very Acorny, but it should work with RISC OS on the Pi :)
IMG_8273.jpg
by flibble
Sat May 14, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Doom on a 4mb A3020?
Replies: 15
Views: 2205

Re: Doom on a 4mb A3020?

I don't think that will ever work on a RISC OS 3.1 machine.
by flibble
Fri May 13, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Doom on a 4mb A3020?
Replies: 15
Views: 2205

Re: Doom on a 4mb A3020?

Hold down shift on startup to prevent the uniboot from booting. It'll just go to the desktop without loading all the bits. I did manage to run DIY doom [1] on my 4MB A4, but it's not at all fast on an ARM3, I suspect it'll be pretty terrible on an ARM250. [1] There were two doom versions for RISC OS...