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by jonb
Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Robot Arm
Replies: 42
Views: 11501

Re: Robot Arm

nOmArch wrote:Those links look familiar :lol:

D'oh!


:D
by jonb
Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Robot Arm
Replies: 42
Views: 11501

Re: Robot Arm

I've just got me one of those Maplin arms too. It's actually an OWI 535 "Edge" arm, Maplin are just reselling them. It's not the usual crap you get from Maplin - for the money it's a great educational toy. There are a number of articles scattered around the web that explain all about it and there's ...
by jonb
Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: anyone used to do programming in the 80s?
Replies: 13
Views: 2131

Re: anyone used to do programming in the 80s?

Played with Research Machines 380-Z when the school first got it. It arrived and didn't work, then the Computer Studies teacher worked out the belt had fallen off the floppy drive so it soon got fixed. It was locked away in a special room and no one had casual access to it, you had to fill out a for...
by jonb
Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOL DESCRIPTION
Replies: 633
Views: 87443

Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

martinw wrote:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-BBC-M ... 2eb6b466fe

Not just super rare, super super rare :roll:
Crap,too. They look about as ergonomic as a roll of barbed wire...
by jonb
Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Because Apples don't need anti-virus
Replies: 9
Views: 2002

Re: Because Apples don't need anti-virus

Speaking of the Thunderbolt cable, it occurred to many in the Apple user community that having the transducers in the cable itself would be a way of future proofing the interface. I'm thinking fibre optics here.. which is the end game of Thunderbolt (or Lightpeak as Intel call it, for just that reas...
by jonb
Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 3008
Views: 346860

Re: LOLPRICE

Just browse the Vintage Computing section, price + P+P highest first.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MINT-Sinclair ... 820wt_1141

Yep, a Speccy for £499. The world has gone mad!
by jonb
Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 3008
Views: 346860

Re: LOLPRICE

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MINT-SPECTRUM ... 0611535452

£180 for a 48k Spectrum? Whaaat????
by jonb
Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOL DESCRIPTION
Replies: 633
Views: 87443

Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

BBC MICRO PARALLEL CENTRONICS PRINTER CABLE

NOT TESTED BUT I'D BET MY RIGHT NUT THAT IT WORKS JUST FINE

YOU JUST NEED TO TRACK DOWN AN EPSON DOT MATRIX PRINTER
NOW - OR PERHAPS YOU'VE ALREADY STOLEN ONE FROM WORK YEARS AGO
What a prat..
by jonb
Tue May 24, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 3008
Views: 346860

Re: LOLPRICE

Hi Phil

I already built one : http://forum.6502.org/viewtopic.php?t=1795

The pictures are on page 11 I think.

:)
by jonb
Mon May 23, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 3008
Views: 346860

Re: LOLPRICE

Hey I've got a ZX81 and a 16k rampack complete with polys and boxes L@@K RARE WOW! These people are w@nkers. Still, ZX-80s do go for good money, usually around £100. And the Jupiter Ace also gets good money. But that other stuff (Sinclairs, Dragons etc)? I think not. There was a Compukit UK101 up re...
by jonb
Sun May 22, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Opening an Acornsoft View cartridge
Replies: 19
Views: 3429

Re: Opening an Acornsoft View cartridge

Off topic (sorry) but I have to say I'm in awe of Steve Picton...
by jonb
Sun May 22, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Transfer BASIC programs to BEEB via Turbo MMC
Replies: 8
Views: 2737

Re: Transfer BASIC programs to BEEB via Turbo MMC

That's OK, Advance, I appreciate your and everyone else's advice. FSManager did it but on loading I got the dreaded Bad Program error. The files i am trying to load came from an archive and on examination in Notepad they look like BASIC programs. Sort of. The tokenisation hides the keywords, so perh...
by jonb
Sat May 21, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Another noob here
Replies: 7
Views: 1339

Re: Another noob here

Cor thanks! I have Rodney Zaks's book as well as the BBC Advanced User Guide (what an awfully written book!). Since I am already a professional programmer I should be able to work it out, but some of my reading on 6502.org's forums suggests there are a lot of subtle tricks to master. It's a kind of ...
by jonb
Sat May 21, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Transfer BASIC programs to BEEB via Turbo MMC
Replies: 8
Views: 2737

Re: Transfer BASIC programs to BEEB via Turbo MMC

Interesting. There seemed to be no option to do this, I'll have to look into it. Usually shareware makes the upgrade procedure painfully obvious. You'd expect some sort of nag screen or reminder. What's it going to cost to unlock the programs? :shock: Anyway here's what I did. - open an MMB file wit...
by jonb
Sat May 21, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Transfer BASIC programs to BEEB via Turbo MMC
Replies: 8
Views: 2737

Transfer BASIC programs to BEEB via Turbo MMC

Hi I have Steve Picton's Turbo MMC system, which came with some PC utilities to read/write MMB files and SSD files. So far so good. However, I can't seem to copy files from the PC onto a SSD image. I'm trying to get some example BASIC progs onto the Beeb, but they cannot be drag / dropped onto an op...
by jonb
Sat May 21, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Another noob here
Replies: 7
Views: 1339

Another noob here

Hello I've just acquired a BBC B micro from ebay (and fixed the power supply). I also bought a couple of useful additions - IFEL's Turbo MMC and sideways RAM cards. I have to say they are very good value and work well (here's a plug : look on eBay for items from ebay seller ctorwy31 ). I'm a softwar...

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