Ok guys ..... time for a little writeup:
It was very windy when Roland and me arrived in Vaassen, Wim already prepared the location to have nice setups for the systems.
After greeting all people and setting up our Atoms, we were ready to show our projects.
Neil arrived with his Atom showing Dave's HDMI converter which worked great. He had added his newly designed sticker on top of the case and it looked very professional. Last year, at the Tecsat in Wijbosch, he was dreaming about having his own Atom with a lot of nice features and now ..... he has got a nice working Atom.
Wim brought his ABM Atom and had a surprise which should be revealed at 14:00h. I don't want to tell more about it because I think Wim will be pleased to do that himself.
I had my Atom2015 with me and did some testing with playing videos like Bad Apple and a Bruce Lee movie. Looks like the original AtoMMC board is a lot slower than the AtoMMC in Rolands new Atom2018 ...... 30 fps is great in clear4 ...
Roland showed his new Atom2018 in a plexiglass case which looked great because of all the blinking leds on the inside. He also had an RPi connected to the 1MHz bus to show some great graphics like Mandelbrot.
Leendert also brought his Atom and some FPGA projects which he is working on.
Mark was still working on his ARM Basic compiler and it looks very promising. He can run several test programs, including graphics en error handling. He also had his Atom with him which needed a bit of fine-tuning to run AGD games.
JanRinze is busy with several Atom FPGA projects and just got his Icestorm Atom running. He also showed his 16-bits operating system with Basic.
Bram was for the first time at a Techsat but is a familiar name in the Dutch Atom User Group. In the past he has written some articles in Atom News and still has his Atom. I think he is trying to get it running again after seeing more Atoms on the Techsat ....
Dick is also a former Dutch Atom User Group member and enjoyed talking with people about Atoms and the early days. He has a lot of computers and kits and IIRC he also has an Atom but I'm not sure.
Louis attended a Techsat for the second time and restarted his Atomagination project which he described in Atom News in 1992. He wants to build a new Eurocard Atom with standard TTL and CMOS chips but first has to be sure that his schematic is ok. Looked good but still a long way to go.
We didn't work a lot on projects that day but had great conversations about projects, showing things we were working on and got some inspiration.
Finally a big thanks to Wim for organizing the venue, food and drinks .... and he will probably upload some photo's soon.