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Post by InterestedTom » Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:01 pm

Hello All,

A relative of mine found a BBC Micro B lying around. Thought I would give a go at using it once I have replaced the relevant capacitors.

Any recommendations for what to use it for?

Thanks,

Tom

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Post by martinw » Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:27 pm

Welcome Tom :)

Games games games :!:

Martin

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Post by sydney » Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:55 pm

What are your interests? Which other retro computers have you used and what did you do with them? There are a lot of things you can do with a beeb!

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Post by Multiwizard » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:10 pm

Hi Tom,

welcome to this great Forum... :D


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

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Post by flaxcottage » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:26 pm

Welcome, Tom. :D

The limit to using a Beeb is your imagination.
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Check out the Educational Software Archive at www.flaxcottage.com

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Post by CMcDougall » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:39 pm

welcome Tom :)
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Post by tricky » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:23 pm

Welcome,
they are good for driving simple electronic devices, either via the user port (5v) or the new I2C analogue port passthrough adapter.
They also play games bbcmicro.co.uk

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Post by stuslayer » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:58 pm

Welcome!

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Post by roland » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:53 pm

Welcome Tom,
InterestedTom wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:01 pm
A relative of mine fou :wink: nd a BBC Micro B lying around.
Any recommendations for what to use it for?
Try to exchange it for an Atom (*) :mrgreen:

Enjoy your visits to this great forum!

Greetings from the south of the Netherlands,
Roland


(*) Just kidding, the Beeb is a great microcomputer. I always admired the way it has been designed; both hardware and software. It's just that the Atom is more attractive for me - simply because I could not afford a Beeb bitd. And now I can't abandon my Atoms anymore, I'm addicted to them :wink:
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FPGAtom: 512 KB RAM, Real Time Clock and 64 colours
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Post by davidb » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:04 am

Welcome! :D

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Post by daveejhitchins » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:34 am

Welcome to the Forum, Tom . . . Hope you find something to keep you interested in your newly found Beeb . . .

Dave H :D

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Post by InterestedTom » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:54 pm

I have finally got back to looking at the bbc micro, put it back together again but it seems to beep incessantly and a blank screen displayed via the RGB video out when powered up...

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