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by roland
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acorn Electron online? Any such hardware.
Replies: 160
Views: 9310

Re: Acorn Electron online? Any such hardware.

A new step: the first printed page from the Electron over WiFi: print1.jpg print2.jpg It's not perfect yet because the printer gives a time-out error and the AT commands are also printed which it should not do. I haven't mastered the ESP8266 pass-through mode completely. But there is hope :lol:
by roland
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: new projects in development: games
Topic: Elementum - new Elk/Beeb platformer
Replies: 128
Views: 4330

Re: New Elk platformer - playable demo

I saw this yesterday on your Youtube channel. Looks impressive but quite difficult to play =D>
Can you also create UEF files .... for WiFi connected Elks?
by roland
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Wireless Printing
Replies: 16
Views: 642

Re: Wireless Printing

Does vdu 12 or Ctrl- L start the print job just before ctrl-c?
by roland
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC + Master online (fork from ElkWiFi)
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: BBC + Master online (fork from ElkWiFi)

Sweet dream or nightmare? This morning I woke up with the idea to usethe RS232 TTL adapter (from WiFi printing ) in combination with the ESP8266 module from the Electron. That could create the necessary WiFi hardware for the Beeb and the Master. I added extra RAM to the Electron because it has slow ...
by roland
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Wireless Printing
Replies: 16
Views: 642

Re: Wireless Printing

You are really a great help for me. Thanks to you I did some experiments and it seems that printing via the network is just as simple as on a good old matrix printer from BITD. On my Mac I did a telnet to port 9100 of my printer and it responded: MacDevelop:~ roland$ telnet 169.254.141.196 9100 Tryi...
by roland
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Wireless Printing
Replies: 16
Views: 642

Re: Wireless Printing

Well that's really simple hardware compared to my ElkWiFi board. But the Elk has no serial port so I had to make it complicated :lol: Can you also download files from the internet with this interface? Assuming you write the correct software for it. How do you give instructions to the D1, like connec...
by roland
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Wireless Printing
Replies: 16
Views: 642

Re: Wireless Printing

Thanks, this looks quite simple. Once I establish a TCP connection with the printer I only need to send some control codes and the text. Just like on my good old Seikosha SP180-AI dot matrix printer BITD :lol:
by roland
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Yet Another Acorn Atom Repair
Replies: 46
Views: 1829

Re: Yet Another Acorn Atom Repair

The picture is really bad as it is using a composite video cable plugged into the empty modulator and this is wired directly to R11. However, it is definitely a working ATOM from a CPU, RAM, PPIA, and VDG point of view. Good work =D> Normally the video output is taken from R6 but you did that in th...
by roland
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Wireless Printing
Replies: 16
Views: 642

Re: Wireless Printing

I am very interested in this project since I am working on a printer driver for the ElkWiFi board. The part to communicate with the wireless lan is already done as you can read here . So if you already have some software to convert the plain text to PCL and send it to the printer that would save me ...
by roland
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: Acorn Electron WiFi cartridges
Replies: 38
Views: 2024

Re: For sale: Acorn Electron WiFi cartridges

You're on the list for the second batch :)
And yes .... there is an online archive for this device coming up =P~
by roland
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5989
Views: 614783

Re: Today I received.....

flaxcottage wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:48 pm
Acornsoft Peeko-Computer. :D
I've been after this for ages and always been pipped at the post. :(
I have also a German Electron version of Peeko-Computer. Just drop me a PM if you're interested in that too.
by roland
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: Acorn Electron WiFi cartridges
Replies: 38
Views: 2024

Re: For sale: Acorn Electron WiFi cartridges

I'll put you all on the list. No problem. Oh, you've convinced me then! Yes, please. No rush, and we'll have to sort out postage to NZ if you're OK sending it this way. :D I don't mind sending a packet to NZ. However, the shipment costs are quite high (about €30.00) so if there are more orders from ...
by roland
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: loading UEF images into the Elk with UPCFS on EUP
Replies: 58
Views: 6686

Re: loading UEF images into the Elk with UPCFS on EUP

I have added that code to WiCFS and now it loads and starts Arcadians without any other tricks needed. So it is a fix :)
by roland
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Making a cheap Electron WiFi housing...
Replies: 10
Views: 390

Re: Making a cheap Electron WiFi housing...

Hi Dave,

I did search for low profile sockets but didn't find any. Do you perhaps have part numbers from Mouser or Farnell?

Greetings,
Roland
by roland
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: loading UEF images into the Elk with UPCFS on EUP
Replies: 58
Views: 6686

Re: loading UEF images into the Elk with UPCFS on EUP

Would it make sense if I add this code at .stl_end:

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.stl_end
LDA &3CA		\ load last block byte
AND #&01		\ test for locked file
BEQ stl_e1	\ if zero then not locked so jump
LDA #3		\ load break type
STA &0258	\ store in memory
.stl_e1	
LDA #1		\ .... here the original routine continuous
by roland
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Yet Another Acorn Atom Repair
Replies: 46
Views: 1829

Re: Yet Another Acorn Atom Repair

Can you check if there's a 60Hz square wave on pin 7 of the 8255? This is the FS signal from the 6847. The Atom waits for this signal when it wants to write to the screen. And since it starts with clearing the screen it needs this signal.
by roland
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: Acorn Electron WiFi cartridges
Replies: 38
Views: 2024

Re: For sale: Acorn Electron WiFi cartridges

At the moment all modules are sold out but please keep asking .... I want to know if I have to order 5, 10 or even more additional boards. I already ordered 20 ESP8266 modules :lol: I expect them to arrive in the second week of October. The first five persons who ordered one will get payment informa...
by roland
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5989
Views: 614783

Re: Today I received.....

The game is just in the air at http://acornatom.nl/ddd.uef :lol:
by roland
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Making a cheap Electron WiFi housing...
Replies: 10
Views: 390

Re: Making a cheap Electron WiFi housing...

This is really great. Amazing =D> =D> =D>
But I doubt that it is cheap when you have to use a Beeb housing for it :lol:

Can you post some more information like the measurements of the pieces. I'd like to build one in plexiglass.
by roland
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC + Master online (fork from ElkWiFi)
Replies: 4
Views: 331

BBC + Master online (fork from ElkWiFi)

I forked this topic from the ElkWiFi topic to keep things a bit separated and clear. As it looks now, a Master version of the ElkWiFi will take some time. I agree with Hoglet to focus on the Electron first. Soon I am going to release the source codes, except for the KiCad files. The reason for that ...
by roland
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: past acorn preservation team sessions
Topic: Acorn Preservation Team meeting #1, Sunday 20th September 2020, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1027

Re: Acorn Preservation Team meeting #1, Sunday 20th September 2020, 6pm - 9pm

Since I have loads of Atom documentation and software on acornatom.nl it might be useful to attend this kick-off meeting.
by roland
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5989
Views: 614783

Re: Today I received.....

A nice Philips colour monitor for my Electron
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by roland
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acorn Electron online? Any such hardware.
Replies: 160
Views: 9310

Re: Acorn Electron online? Any such hardware.

Last Sunday I already downloaded about UEF 998 files from http://www.stairwaytohell.com/electron/uefarchive/ WGET in Linux is a nice tool :mrgreen:

I just don't know if it's allowed to redistribute them..... Unzipping and un-g-zipping them is easy to do with some scripting.
by roland
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acorn Electron online? Any such hardware.
Replies: 160
Views: 9310

Re: Acorn Electron online? Any such hardware.

This idea was just for if I have to modify a lot of the board to make it physically fit into the Master. In that scenario I can do a completely new build that fits the Beeb as well. Of course, still can both be done; after all, Beeb users might want this as well :lol:
by roland
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acorn Electron online? Any such hardware.
Replies: 160
Views: 9310

Re: Acorn Electron online? Any such hardware.

MartinB has informed me that there are different versions for the Elk and BBC/Master of UPCFS. So this version definitively won't work on a Master. I might try to convert the BBC version to WiCFS. What about a WiFi board version for the 1MHz bus connector? It will work on a Master, BBC and Electron ...
by roland
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acorn Electron online? Any such hardware.
Replies: 160
Views: 9310

Re: Acorn Electron online? Any such hardware.

Thank you Dave for testing. After all, I don't find it too bad after all. Like I mentioned before I don't have a Master and didn't to much research for Master compatibility other than Dave Hitchins' directions to feed some of the Master specific into the CPLD. That was a good choice since you did no...
by roland
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Yet Another Acorn Atom Repair
Replies: 46
Views: 1829

Re: Yet Another Acorn Atom Repair

Perhaps there once was a colour board in that Atom; that might have worn out the 6847 socket.
by roland
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: scanning of books, magazines, ads and letters
Topic: ABUG Sheffield - Newsletters (1983-1987)
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: ABUG Sheffield - Newsletters (1983-1987)

Cool, the cover image of issue 19 was also circulating in the Netherlands BITD:

http://www.acornatom.nl/graphics/gr/chip.gif

chip.gif
I wonder how this image was spread throughout the world (BBS?) and who created it....
by roland
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: Acorn Electron WiFi cartridges
Replies: 38
Views: 2024

Re: For sale: Acorn Electron WiFi cartridges

Yes, the boards will work perfectly without the LED's. Those LED's are just for a visual feedback so you can see if there is any data transfer and whether the WiFi is enabled or disabled. I can fit those LED's for you (no additional costs!). The reason that I don't solder the LED's is that there is ...
by roland
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acorn Electron online? Any such hardware.
Replies: 160
Views: 9310

Re: Acorn Electron online? Any such hardware.

I don't think it's a lot of work to adapt this board for a BBC Master. Unfortunately I don't have a Master so I cannot work this out. The CPLD is prepared for a Master and should work as it is shipped, but still untested. I assume (but cannot confirm) that the ROM is also compatible with the Master....

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