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Beckinboots
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Post by Beckinboots » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:46 am

Hi all

Thanks for having me here.

I was lucky enough to grow up in the 80s with BBC Micro in the house. My dad used to subscribe to BeeBug magazine and I spent many a happy hour copying code from the mag onto the Beeb. Unfortunately I didn't keep it up and now, over 30 years later, I want to get back into it and be able to write my own stuff. My dad recently passed away and I inherited the beloved Beeb, disc drive and all of the old magazines; I just need to dust her off and find the time (and confidence) to have a play around.

Please bear with me if I ask any stupid questions!

Beckinboots

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Post by Multiwizard » Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:54 pm

Hi,

welcome to this great Forum... :D


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

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Post by flaxcottage » Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:56 pm

Welcome. :D
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Post by DutchAcorn » Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:10 pm

Welcome! Enjoy the trip to the past :D

If you get started with the BBC, be sure to replace the capacitors for the PSU (lots of information on that on the internet and on this forum).
Paul

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Post by oss003 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:14 pm

Welcome and enjoy the forum .....

Greetings
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Post by CMcDougall » Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:05 pm

welcome B :)

get the beeb on, it will all come flooding back!
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Post by davidb » Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:07 pm

Welcome! :D

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Post by tricky » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:19 pm

Welcome,
and while you are waiting for your capacitors, try bbcmicro.co.uk to get you started.

If you are anywhere near wakefield, you might like to pop in and meet a some like minded people.

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Post by richardtoohey » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:34 am

Welcome.

Your story sounds so much like mine - BBC, disc drive, Beebug magazines (not too much typing because in the end my father bought the discs as well), and still got all the original kit (BBC, drive & Beebug magazines and discs.) (My dad is still with us, though.)

Just have to pick up a Beebug magazine and start browsing and ziiiinnnngggg back 30 years to a happier, simpler life. :D

Is nostalgia amazing?!

Enjoy, and don't be afraid to ask any questions.

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Post by Beckinboots » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:54 am

Thanks for the warm welcome and advice. I'll get some capacitors and check out the websites you've recommended whilst I'm waiting for them to arrive. I can't wait!

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Post by tricky » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:47 am

It shouldn't hurt trying it briefly if you want to know if anything else is wrong, but if they pop, you will need a dishwasher to get rid of the smell!

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Post by Beckinboots » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:57 pm

Good to know, Tricky. Thanks :)

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Post by ask_nz » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:41 am

Big welcome - and I hope the power supply doesn't go pop on first try - I think my first "old" Beeb did, but its a fairly easy to fix and all part of the retro initiation.

:D

Cheers
Ade

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