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And yet another member from the Netherlands

Post by janvb » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:22 pm

Back in the early eighties i was fascinated by digital electronics, wich was also explained in The Hobbit, an electronics magazine . Dit a lot with the TTL 74xx series. Then the acorn atom came along. It was sold as a kit, and for me, at that time, the ultimate digital experience thingy :D.
After bin fully expanded, bought also the Atoms Diskdrive. Had a lotta fun for many years (6 a 7 years) with this machine.
Have also a MSX computer, the Sony Hitbit F720. Both the atom and msx went after years of joy into the cellar.
Now that i am retired, i have lots of time to kill. Was at first triggered by Ben Eater who build a simple 6502 micro on a bread board.
Then decided to blow the dust of my Atom and put some current in it.
As described in this forum, you could test the atom (without monitor) with the CTRL G command to hear a beep. It didnt :( .
Replaced al the capacitors, and stripped to minimal configuration. Nothing happend. For my SNES i had ordered an S-video to VGA converter some time ago, wich happend to arrive at the correct moment to check the atom. He seemed to be OK except for some keys. Several springs where broken inside the keyboard, no wonder after an age of 40 years, of wich where more then 30 spend in the cellar, hahahahaha.
To make a long story short, i replaced al the keys with microswitches. Its not the most elegant method, but it works for me.
At this moment playing with UEF files to blow some programs in the atom. Floppy's for the diskdrive have all bin gone :roll: and my old tape recorder of age 52, doesnt do the job anymore, so no storage for me at this time. Instead i use my computer to save and load cassette files.
Thats it for the moment guys.
Thanks for letting me join.

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Re: And yet another member from the Netherlands

Post by egel » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:31 pm

Welkom Jan.

There is a lot of fun to find here.

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Re: And yet another member from the Netherlands

Post by Multiwizard » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:56 pm

Hi Jan,

welcome to this great Forum... :D


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

Edit: Ps. do you have a Issue 4 Atom motherboard?... :-k
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Post by flaxcottage » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:57 pm

Welcome, Jan. :D
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Post by oss003 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:27 pm

Welcome Jan and enjoy the forum.

Great to have another Atom user joining the forum.
You can connect the output of your PC soundboard or phone or MP3 player to the cassette input port of the Atom.

There are a lot of new expansions available for the Atom: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=8168&p=86259&hilit ... ard#p86259

Greetings
Kees

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Post by DutchAcorn » Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:28 pm

Welcome to Stardot! I can help you with a few floppies if you like.
Paul

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Post by daveejhitchins » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:54 pm

Welcome to the Forum, janvb . . . Enjoy . . .

Dave H :D
Parts: UM6502CE, GAL22V10D, GAL16V8D, AS6C62256A, TC514400AZ, WD1772, R6522, TMS27C512, AT28C256
Products: ARA II, ARA III, ABR, ATI, AP6, MGC, AP5 . . .
For a price list, contact me at: Retro Hardware AT dave ej hitchins DOT plus DOT com

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Post by davidb » Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:22 pm

Welcome! :D

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Post by roland » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:00 am

Wow, another Dutch member. Soon our TechSat will have as many attendees as British ABUGs so that we have to place people on a waiting list :lol:

Welcome Jan,

Enjoy your visits here,

Greetings from the South of the Netherlands,
Roland
FPGAtom: 512 KB RAM, Real Time Clock and 64 colours
MAN WOMAN :shock:

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Post by janvb » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:12 pm

Multiwizard wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:56 pm
Hi Jan,

welcome to this great Forum... :D


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

Edit: Ps. do you have a Issue 4 Atom motherboard?... :-k
Hi Wim,

Yes i have a Issue 4 board

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Post by janvb » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:16 pm

DutchAcorn wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:28 pm
Welcome to Stardot! I can help you with a few floppies if you like.
Hi Paul,

That would be awesome.
I hope the diskdrive is still operational.
1 disk with operating files would be enough.
Let me know how to buy them.

gr. Jan

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Post by janvb » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:17 pm

egel wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:31 pm
Welkom Jan.

There is a lot of fun to find here.
thanks

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Post by janvb » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:18 pm

flaxcottage wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:57 pm
Welcome, Jan. :D
Thanks

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Post by janvb » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:19 pm

roland wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:00 am
Wow, another Dutch member. Soon our TechSat will have as many attendees as British ABUGs so that we have to place people on a waiting list :lol:

Welcome Jan,

Enjoy your visits here,

Greetings from the South of the Netherlands,
Roland
Greetings from the south too :D

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Post by janvb » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:20 pm

davidb wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:22 pm
Welcome! :D
Thanks

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Re: And yet another member from the Netherlands

Post by roland » Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:27 pm

janvb wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:19 pm
Greetings from the south too :D
How far south? Ransdaal?

(for not Limburgers, this is a village in the very south of the Netherlands)
FPGAtom: 512 KB RAM, Real Time Clock and 64 colours
MAN WOMAN :shock:

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Post by janvb » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:21 pm

roland wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:27 pm
janvb wrote:
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Greetings from the south too :D
How far south? Ransdaal?

(for not Limburgers, this is a village in the very south of the Netherlands)
It is Beekdaelen in the middle of limbabwe :lol:

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Post by roland » Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:19 pm

Well, that's not far from my neighbourhood. If you want to, just pop in at this event: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=18726
FPGAtom: 512 KB RAM, Real Time Clock and 64 colours
MAN WOMAN :shock:

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Post by janvb » Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:31 pm

roland wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:19 pm
Well, that's not far from my neighbourhood. If you want to, just pop in at this event: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=18726
Thanks for the invite Roland, ill keep it in mind.

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Post by tricky » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:33 pm

Welcome, glad you found us.

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Re: And yet another member from the Netherlands

Post by TimoHartong » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:03 pm

Welcome here. The Dutch are slowly taken over this forum . Gna gna gna

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