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by jonb
Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: WTB: Atomic Theory and Practice (Atom User Guide)
Replies: 12
Views: 2523

Re: WTB: Atomic Theory and Practice (Atom User Guide)

I think the scanned one is the way forward. I'll have to get it downloaded, but not on this device (iPad, which doesn't know how to unzip the file... lame). Today I tried typing in one of the programs from the HTML version, only to discover it is littered with errors thanks to the OCR that must have...
by jonb
Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Got myself an Atom... Where to start?
Replies: 31
Views: 5547

Re: Got myself an Atom... Where to start?

Ah, I see, your power socket is cracked.. no plug is going to give you a good connection. If you cannot find something to replace it with, fit a flying lead for now. By the way.. I read your thread and it looks to me like you have a very nice setup there! :wink: Me, I'm still struggling with a casse...
by jonb
Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Got myself an Atom... Where to start?
Replies: 31
Views: 5547

Re: Got myself an Atom... Where to start?

Jon, I bought the same plug (did you see my pm?) and that was useful for me to a degree, as it only barely makes inside the 'original' socket. it's the motherboard socket that's knackered on my atom and proving difficult to locate. Maplin's do a 2.1mm board socket but the legs dont line up well wit...
by jonb
Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Got myself an Atom... Where to start?
Replies: 31
Views: 5547

Re: Got myself an Atom... Where to start?

Can I please ask you to post up the part number from maplin of the dc power socket you fitted please for Iain's atom. Getting one to fit on the board is not an issue on the ones I have tried but access when the lid is fitted is impossible. Happily! Maplin DC Power Plug 2.5mm / 5.0mm. Code: L49AY - ...
by jonb
Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Got myself an Atom... Where to start?
Replies: 31
Views: 5547

Re: Got myself an Atom... Where to start?

Happy to report it DOES have the FP rom. Whoo hoo! Funny, I expected to see an EEPROM but it looks like any other plastic DIL chip. But what this means is that I still have a spare socket (I guess this is where the programmer's toolkit should go). It's all a bit moot though, because I have asked Pri...
by jonb
Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Got myself an Atom... Where to start?
Replies: 31
Views: 5547

Re: Got myself an Atom... Where to start?

Ok, I will try it. Doesn't sound like it is useful for editing basic though, unless one is very clever about it. So, now I have a proper power lead, a tape lead and a flying video lead which is plugged into PL4 (not soldered). image.jpg It begins to look like a real early 80s setup! image.jpg But I ...
by jonb
Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 6059
Views: 642663

Re: Today I recieved.....

Looks OK to me dude, sure your monitor is the right way up?
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by jonb
Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 6059
Views: 642663

Re: Today I recieved.....

Eh? Are those for the Electron Plus 1 or a BBC Master?

Presume you just stick ROMs in the sockets and plug into the cartridge slot?

Nice...
by jonb
Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Got myself an Atom... Where to start?
Replies: 31
Views: 5547

Re: Got myself an Atom... Where to start?

"Copy character under the cursor to the input buffer" What does that mean if it doesn't mean "copy like BBC micro"? In other words, how do you get the stuff out of the input buffer into a line of BASIC? Or put another way, how do I edit a line of BASIC without having to type it all over again? About...
by jonb
Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 6059
Views: 642663

Re: Today I recieved.....

VincentVega wrote:Australian = your picture's upside down.
Wierd. Looks OK to me... Probably IOS playing up, I'm on an iPad...
by jonb
Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: WTB: Atomic Theory and Practice (Atom User Guide)
Replies: 12
Views: 2523

WTB: Atomic Theory and Practice (Atom User Guide)

Long shot, but has anyone got a copy of the Atom manual they would like to sell? I've just got an Atom but there is no documentation, and I am not getting on with the online version.. I think there is a good case for getting it reprinted. There's a firm out there who carries reprints of Beeb manuals...
by jonb
Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Got myself an Atom... Where to start?
Replies: 31
Views: 5547

Re: Got myself an Atom... Where to start?

OK. First job was a wash & brush up. Keys and upper case came up nice, but the lower case is yellowed in places. Not a big deal, really, it looks very nice otherwise. It's an Issue 4 board. I've modded it for 5v per the technical manual and hard wired a switched mode supply (5v 3A should keep me goi...
by jonb
Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 6059
Views: 642663

Re: Today I recieved.....

Gorgeous, isn't it? 12K but no other expansions as far as I can see. I've never seen an Australian Atom before - and, as you say, it's in beautiful condition. Australian? Sorry, no comprende... Meanwhile, I have put the links in for 5v, hard wired it to a suitable supply (damn that odd sized socket...
by jonb
Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 6059
Views: 642663

Re: Today I recieved.....

Today I received an Acorn Atom!

Just need to fish out a power supply...
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Gorgeous, isn't it? 12K but no other expansions as far as I can see.
by jonb
Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Got myself an Atom... Where to start?
Replies: 31
Views: 5547

Re: Got myself an Atom... Where to start?

Thanks Martin. Good God, I do hope none of they keys are broken (although I do know the CTRL key is wonky, might have been glued! If you read the item description you can see it is not tested, as the seller doesn't have the power supply or cables to test with. So I have taken a big chance, knowing t...
by jonb
Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Got myself an Atom... Where to start?
Replies: 31
Views: 5547

Re: Got myself an Atom... Where to start?

Yes, that one. Hope the price wasn't too silly! I thought the fp rom went into the socket to the right of the black wire..? Be good if it does have it, but hardly a deal breaker. However I don't know if it actually works! I will be interested in expansions and especially the MMC (I've got one on the...
by jonb
Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Got myself an Atom... Where to start?
Replies: 31
Views: 5547

Got myself an Atom... Where to start?

I've just won an Atom on eBay. Expensively, I might add, but there it is, they are in demand. Now, this one has no power supply, cables or manuals. So first off, what is the power requirement? I read on another thread that 5v at 4A would suffice. It appears to have 12k of RAM and no other extensions...
by jonb
Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Scart cables
Replies: 10
Views: 2148

Re: Scart cables

+1 for Retro Computer Shack. I have two of their SCART leads, a BBC one that also works on the Electron, plus an Atari ST cable. Both are giving rock solid razor sharp results with an LCD TV (the cheapest one I could find, no less - an Alba one). They are a little expensive but worth it I think. The...
by jonb
Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Compukit UK101
Replies: 165
Views: 34890

Re: Compukit UK101

That's the one I built - a nice little SBC as it turned out, but cost me about £100 once I'd bought all the prototyping gear, EEPROM burner and sourced the chippery. I had a problem with the clock circuit which took a long time to sort out, but now I have it running at 2Mhz and it is pretty solid (a...
by jonb
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Compukit UK101
Replies: 165
Views: 34890

Re: Compukit UK101

I stand corrected... But you get the idea...

:)
by jonb
Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Compukit UK101
Replies: 165
Views: 34890

Re: Compukit UK101

I built a replica, but it doesn't have a cassette port. It's just the core really, with RS232 for communication. Here: http://forum.6502.org/viewtopic.php?t=1795 . That said, I think you should definitely put them into an archive! There are users out there, somewhere... If you don't have the time I ...
by jonb
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 3019
Views: 359595

Re: LOLPRICE

Lawks!!!

We can't even call it LOLPRICE as it started at £4.99...

[Edit: I'm talking about the ARM Evaluation pack]
by jonb
Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Any Memotech MTX Users?
Replies: 28
Views: 4383

Re: Any Memotech MTX Users?

...but surely not as common as the abysmal Toado...

Dreadful, just dreadful. What were they thinking?
by jonb
Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Any Memotech MTX Users?
Replies: 28
Views: 4383

Re: Any Memotech MTX Users?

Hi Steve

Not sure it is a good idea scanning it. It is printed on A4 sheets and bound in a heated jacket style binder thing. Not sure the spine would survive the scanning process... plus it is many pages long...

Anyway, I have visited your site - a great resource - and completed the questionnaire.
by jonb
Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 3019
Views: 359595

Re: LOLPRICE

Interesting... he bought a Compukit UK101 for £375 also in October, has he listed it yet?
by jonb
Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Any Memotech MTX Users?
Replies: 28
Views: 4383

Re: Any Memotech MTX Users?

MTX tape head cleaner (unopened! Wow LOLPRICE RARE!!!) Steady on, I think I've got an unopened one of those too. Well you see the thing is, I was thinking of selling it to our old mate zx9rninja... For a laugh, you know? We could have a sweepstake on how much he asks for it on eBay.. On second thou...
by jonb
Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Any Memotech MTX Users?
Replies: 28
Views: 4383

Re: Any Memotech MTX Users?

I have one, it's a minter. Has a number of interesting machine code utilities, assembler, disassembler and a couple of books on programming it in machine code. I haven't worked out how to drive the nasty little graphics chip yet. Hardware sprites suck when there are so few of them. I was a member of...
by jonb
Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 3019
Views: 359595

Re: LOLPRICE

£250??? WTF??

And it has a sticky key. Silly fellow, that will be listed for years before he finds a mug to take it off his hands. Has he got eBay shares?

No warranty. No returns.

Ha ha ha "Don't miss out!"

Tw@t.
by jonb
Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 3019
Views: 359595

Re: LOLPRICE

Actually, it might be worth that.. split out into lots and sold separately, you might even tun a profit, but it'd be the job of a lifetime. And I could be wrong - it's a gamble. That said, if you're really bored you could take a look at the photos and item lists and (for each item) see what they nor...

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