ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by hoglet » Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:21 pm

Hi Guys,

I'm currently planning to bring:
- 2015 Atom with Atom Tube
- BBC Model B with DataCentre and MMFS
- Matchbox Co Pro (x2)
- PiTubeDirect (x2)
- HDMI/VGA/SCART monitor
- Small VGA monitor
- old laptop with Ubuntu 14.04
- old laptop with Windows 7
- Xilinx programmer
- EPROM programmer and some 27256 EPROMs
- GODIL running ICE-T65
- Soldering iron and small toolkit

I was not going to bring the Atom/Beeb/Electron FPGA boards (unless anyone wants me to...)

I'm currently spending most of my time on the Co Pro Life program, so I'll probably continue with this in between talking to people and generally helping out.

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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by sydney » Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:35 pm

Just a reminder to bring a monitor or TV with you as there are none at the venue.

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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by daveejhitchins » Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:47 pm

I'm bringing what I can find - - - Humfff!

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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by danielj » Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:51 pm

Victor fest for me - I'll also bring a master, monitor, MDFS, kryoflux, soldering gear to have a look at these riscPCs...

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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by VincentVega » Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:20 pm

I'm hoping to get there for around 12pm on Saturday, and I'll probably stay until 4pm or so. I have to go and get some new winter tyres put on my car first thing, as the worn out six year old ones on there currently threaten to throw me into the nearest hedge whenever they see anything resembling a corner. Then it's a nice (?) drive for anything up to 2 hours along the M6 to sunny Bolton.

I'm planning on bringing the following:

1. A poorly RISC PC, for Daniel to weave his magic, with a new clock chip.
2. A Beeb for Dave H, as promised.
3. A poorly Electron. When it's powered up, the relay goes 'click', but nothing else happens. Hopefully someone can diagnose what's wrong and whether it can be saved.

See you all on Saturday. I will be the scared one hiding in the corner.

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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by Prime » Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:49 pm

I'm pretty much packed now, just gotta do the tools.

I'm coming up Friday, should hopefully be there by mid to late afternoon M6** permitting.

** Or M1 / M62 it's swings and roundabouts from Coventry and I normally listen to the radio to see which one is more congested before setting out.

Cheers.

Phill.

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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by jgharston » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:16 am

Planning on bringing:
Compact+floppy slice+GoSDC with MDFS backed up to it
PROline flat TV for Compact, Econet lead, couple of BBC mouses.
Laptop with MDFS backed up to it, plus my Windows code
TorchBeeb with dodgy power supply
Matchbox CoPro to try and get working on TorchBeeb
Mini-toolbox
A few floppies
Some USB/user port leads for experimentation
Camera and charger (must remember the charger this time)

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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by jbnbeeb » Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:54 am

Hi,
I'll be along Saturday morning rather than friday .. staying til Sunday afternoon. Looking forward to it! :)

I'll bring

laptop + lcd monitor
Master 128, matchbox co pro, joysticks
CUB monitor
Elk with Plus 1

I'll be showing off latest demo of Tequila Worm and I plan to work on finishing up some game menu code for Dave H's Mega Games Cartridge for the Elk.
I'm going to ..
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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by roland » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:40 am

I'm leaving in about an hour, just have a "good bye for now walk" with Misty. She feels there's something in the air....
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It's quite busy in the air, I hope to get in Bolton in time.

See you this evening \:D/
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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by Prime » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:00 pm

Just sitting in macdonalds having a burger and coffee, then petrol, then road to bolton.....

See you all in a bit.

Cheers.

Phill.

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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by danielj » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:44 pm

What time will people be around from tomorrow morning?

d.

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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by roland » Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:19 pm

Just checked in at the AirPort in Eindhoven and passed the security check. No problems because the were only for socks and two pieces of underwear in my suitcase. The rest is retro computing stuff 8)

Now sit and wait....

Edit: leaving Eindhoven and the Netherlands in about 30 minutes.
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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by Arcadian » Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:17 pm

Currently stationary in glorious M1 gridlock... :cry:
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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by sydney » Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:31 pm

Robert and I are here!

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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by BeebMaster » Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:24 pm

Setting off in a few minutes! Here's my list of items I'm bringing:
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And some of it waiting to be loaded:
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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by roland » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:22 pm

Just landed in Manchester. Plain was delayed for half an hour. And now queuing for passport check and then finding my suitcase.
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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by danielj » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:27 pm

Welcome to the North West! Apologies for cold and damp!
:D

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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by Arcadian » Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:01 pm

Sitting in M6 gridlock...

And apparently severe delays on the 62 and 60 ahead, sigh....
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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by roland » Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:34 pm

I'm in a train that brings me to Bolton. At least, I hope it does :?
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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by Arcadian » Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:45 pm

Right, 5hrs of motorway queuing is quite enough for one day thankuverymuch, have turned off at the M56 and will make other plans for tonight!

Roland have a splendid first night in Bolton and I'll see you all tomorrow!
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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by JudgeBeeb » Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:52 pm

Arcadian wrote:Right, 5hrs of motorway queuing is quite enough for one day thankuverymuch, have turned off at the M56 and will make other plans for tonight!

Roland have a splendid first night in Bolton and I'll see you all tomorrow!
According to Google Maps (with traffic) it will take you 54 minutes to get here from the junction of the M6 and the M56.

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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by Arcadian » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:17 pm

Ha after today I have trust issues with Google Maps!

Already at Chester Services now, but the plus side of tonight's diversion is that I'll at least be able to pick up a Tower PC with 5.25/3.5 drives for Phill to diagnose over the weekend!
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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by danielj » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:18 pm

It's buggered. That's my diagnosis :D

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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by Arcadian » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:29 pm

Oh it works fine, it's just to record the floppy disk reading capabilities. Might be able to pick up a couple more shuttles too...
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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by jgharston » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:35 pm

Arcadian wrote:Ha after today I have trust issues with Google Maps! !
I set off from Sheffield at 3:30 for the one hour drive to Bolton and arrived at 6:30.

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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by CMcDougall » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:39 pm

BeebMaster wrote:Here's my list of items I'm bringing
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eehhhh, why is that not at top of your list :-k :lol:

Have fun folks, 8)
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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by sydney » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:33 pm

danielj wrote:What time will people be around from tomorrow morning?

d.
I'm planning on being here from 9am.

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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by 1024MAK » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:25 pm

danielj wrote:Welcome to the North West! Apologies for cold and damp!
:D

d.
And sleet and rain... :(

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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by 1024MAK » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:28 pm

BeebMaster wrote:Setting off in a few minutes! Here's my list of items I'm bringing:
I can't see any turtle doves or a partridge in a pear tree... :lol:

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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by 1024MAK » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:36 pm

Arcadian wrote:Sitting in M6 gridlock...

And apparently severe delays on the 62 and 60 ahead, sigh....
Been there, done that (the gridlock or very slow moving traffic) about six times today so far... My travel time from the West Country was 4 and 3/4 hours! :shock: Note that this does includes a 15 min break.

The last bit of the M5 before it joins the M6, and various sections of the M6 were the worst bits. The M60/M61/M62 were not as bad.

I arrived in the pouring rain at approx 19:46 to find a friendly bunch of ABug enthusiasts already tinkering :D

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