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wjmclaughlin
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Hello from the Causeway Coast

Post by wjmclaughlin » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:46 pm

I've been visiting this forum off and on over the past few years and thought I should sign up a few weeks ago. I started way back with an Acorn system 1 after seeing it at a show in Birmingham, having travelled over especially to see one and decide between it and a Sinclair Mk14. After seeing the UK101 on Practical Electronics, I ordered and built the kit as I wanted a computer with a screen to learn Basic. I still have it, having resurrected it and modified the board to use 2716 eproms as the Basic 1 chip was faulty. It now has 32k ram and runs WEMON which I purchased on a trip to London many years ago.

My first job in electronics almost 40 years ago was repairing video game boards in an amusement arcade, starting on the monochrome games like Super Breakout and Space Invaders and then the colour games when they came out. I've also worked on pinball machines and the early Rockola jukeboxes.

As I'm starting to look forward to retirement in a year or two I've dug out a few machines I've collected over the years to refurbish them and give them a few more years of life and love.

I love what you guys are doing in keeping these old machines going and even updating them.

Willie
BBC B, BBC Master 128, Acorn A4000, TI99/4a, Tatung Einstein TC01, Apple II Europlus, IIe, IIc, Compukit UK101, Atari 520STFM.

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Re: Hello from the Causeway Coast

Post by davidb » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:31 pm

Welcome! :D

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Post by Multiwizard » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:11 pm

Hi Willie,

welcome to this great Forum... :D


Greetings from my little Dutch Atomic Attic, Wim... :-)

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Post by flaxcottage » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:51 pm

Welcome, Willie. :D

And welcome to another UK101 fan.
- John

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Post by tricky » Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:34 pm

Welcome, I used to run a small holiday camp arcade in the early 80s and install jukeboxes in the later 80s, including quite a few Rockola boxes. We had a recurring problem with our super breakout in summer of 81 (I think) - the coin box filled up in about 4 days and nudging the machine would give you free games!


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Post by Diminished » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:11 pm

Hello mate.

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Post by daveejhitchins » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:10 pm

Welcome to the Forum, Willie . . . Enjoy . . .

Dave H.

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