New venue for the Northern Acorn & BBC User Group

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Re: New venue for the Northern Acorn & BBC User Group

Post by Arcadian » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:37 pm

Dropped some more oddities off yesterday too ...
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A Cube EuroBEEB (with manual, paperwork and software)
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A pristine, unmodified BBC Micro Model A (note the early case with lack of ash-tray perforations)
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LUCIFER - a logic analyser for the BBC Micro
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Micro Eye digitiser (have the manual and discs for this too)
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MDFS (a poorly one). Needs new line driver chip and possibly more doing!
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An A3010 w/ 120Mb Hard Drive.
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My sole, remaining Archimedes. Plus an A5000.
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Box of Electrons/Turbo Electrons with PLUS 1 and Rombox+ interfaces (technically that's £560 worth of Romboxes going by current valuations, right? ;) )
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2 x populated Stop Press 64 boards for the Electron, one of which is wired up to a Slogger Master RAM board (which was a pre-requisite for the SP64). These are for DaveH to have a nosey at!
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Re: New venue for the Northern Acorn & BBC User Group

Post by Arcadian » Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:17 am

More stuff dropped off at Acorn HQ on Wednesday night!

We now have a multi-game arcade cab!

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Re: New venue for the Northern Acorn & BBC User Group

Post by Arcadian » Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:31 am

More photos of kit ...
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Arcade Cab!
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Some of the items have evidently been breeding since the last visit ... there are now 2 Econet Bridges!
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... as has the ACW keyboard (there are now two of them!)
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And the two 30Mb Acorn Winchesters have been joined by a 10Mb version (poorly), plus a 30Mb Watford Winchester and a Midwich Winchester which uses DFS (as opposed to ADFS)
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ARM Evaluation System, 4Mb version (poorly)
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ARM Evaluation System, 4Mb version (close up)
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I realised I didn't feature the actual unit in the Cube Eurobeeb photo, so here's a close-up!
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The PL Digitizer System
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Red Boxes, Chris Curry was the businessman behind the creation of these things!
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Re: New venue for the Northern Acorn & BBC User Group

Post by Arcadian » Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:39 am

Oh, in case anybody was wondering what was underneath the tables ...

More BEEBS of course!!
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Plinths
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Disk Drives and random stuff
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An A3020, an A3010 (bust!) and an A3000
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IDE Hard drive for the Beeb in a case, Dual 5.25" Disk Drive plinth for the BBC A/B
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Even more educational software for flaxcottage!
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Re: New venue for the Northern Acorn & BBC User Group

Post by daveejhitchins » Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:49 am

Ah! Two comments, from me . . .

(1) The ARM Evaluation Co-Pro -> Do we get a prize if we guess which DRAM chip's faulty :lol:
(2) Have you got enough Beeb PSU Cap kits, with cable ties, ready :shock:

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Re: New venue for the Northern Acorn & BBC User Group

Post by flaxcottage » Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:42 am

Thanks for the promise of more educational stuff at Bolton. :lol:

Just look at what you have so kindly already left at the 'cottage!
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Which wouldn't be so bad and would be a pleasure to investigate and to archive if it weren't for this needing to be finished...
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Re: New venue for the Northern Acorn & BBC User Group

Post by davidb » Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:01 am

When did Ikea start selling Beebs? :lol:

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Re: New venue for the Northern Acorn & BBC User Group

Post by Prime » Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:23 am

Looks like Dave / Arcadian finally emptied his car boot.........

:) :) :)

Seriously looking good guys.

Cheers.

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Re: New venue for the Northern Acorn & BBC User Group

Post by 1024MAK » Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:34 am

What's this? A guess how many Beebs are in the room competition?

And a guess how many years it's going to take flaxcottage to publish archived copies of all those disks... competition? :lol:

Still, at least no one will have any excuse about having nothing to do at this wonderful looking new venue :mrgreen:

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Re: New venue for the Northern Acorn & BBC User Group

Post by richardtoohey » Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:41 am

Don't know why you've got Simon flogging a few books on eBay when you've got about 50 trillion pounds worth of ULTRA-RAR3 Acorn kit just sitting there! :shock: :lol:

Sell that lot and you could pay off the UK national debts and buy Greece with the change! :lol:

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Re: New venue for the Northern Acorn & BBC User Group

Post by daveejhitchins » Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:59 am

John . . . You're not keeping up??
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Can't be that much now :?:

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Re: New venue for the Northern Acorn & BBC User Group

Post by Arcadian » Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:34 am

flaxcottage wrote:Which wouldn't be so bad and would be a pleasure to investigate and to archive if it weren't for this needing to be finished...Image
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Re: New venue for the Northern Acorn & BBC User Group

Post by Arcadian » Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:39 am

daveejhitchins wrote:(1) The ARM Evaluation Co-Pro -> Do we get a prize if we guess which DRAM chip's faulty :lol:
(2) Have you got enough Beeb PSU Cap kits, with cable ties, ready :shock:
1. That's not a bad idea for a forum competition, heh!

2. I've got some cap kits but probably nowhere near enough at the moment. Best get an order in with RS. Ditto for cable ties.
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Re: New venue for the Northern Acorn & BBC User Group

Post by flaxcottage » Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:47 am

daveejhitchins wrote:John . . . You're not keeping up??
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Can't be that much now :?:

Dave H :D

Unfortunately Dave that is accurate. Only Monday to Wednesday count to the total.
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Re: New venue for the Northern Acorn & BBC User Group

Post by flaxcottage » Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:50 am

Like the match idea, Arcadian. :lol:

No can do, though. That pile funds my retro-habit! :D Just bought another Beeb, a non-runner, but it was so cheap I couldn't resist. :twisted:
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Re: New venue for the Northern Acorn & BBC User Group

Post by Baggers » Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:34 pm

Had a great day thanks guys :D

Was nice to finally meet some of you too! especially thanks Kees and Wim coming all that distance to be there!

Look forward to seeing you all again in November, and Kees and Wim next year :D

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