So I now own an Acorn Electron, what next?

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Re: So I now own an Acorn Electron, what next?

Post by retroclinic » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:33 pm

richardtoohey wrote:
jms2 wrote:you can cannibalise dead Electrons for their switches
Oh, you don't have to wait until the Electron is dead! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :lol:
^^^^^ :lol: Nice one!
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Re: So I now own an Acorn Electron, what next?

Post by aerworuld » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:30 am

Heresy!

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Re: So I now own an Acorn Electron, what next?

Post by daveejhitchins » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:48 am

All dead Electrons welcome at my place . . . If you throw them out or dump them . . . I'll know -> and the boys will be sent round . . . You've all been warned [-X

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Re: So I now own an Acorn Electron, what next?

Post by aerworuld » Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:49 am

daveejhitchins wrote:All dead Electrons welcome at my place . . . If you throw them out or dump them . . . I'll know -> and the boys will be sent round . . . You've all been warned [-X

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Re: So I now own an Acorn Electron, what next?

Post by hiddenevil » Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:17 pm

Fantastic news, I've been through the box and I've found a cable to hook up a tape deck and another for scart. So looks like I'm set for the Electron.

I've also discovered that either the master or the model b has been fitted with a SD Card adaptor. I need to look inside them to find which one has the rom for running the adaptor board I found in the box :)

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Re: So I now own an Acorn Electron, what next?

Post by richardtoohey » Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:21 pm

Sounds like a nice box to have! :D

Let us know how you get on with all the goodies.

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Re: So I now own an Acorn Electron, what next?

Post by hiddenevil » Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:00 pm

I certainly shall, i found some Electron games, so you can guess what I'm doing next ;-)

I'm really looking forward to coming to the meet in Halifax :D

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Re: So I now own an Acorn Electron, what next?

Post by zeem » Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:10 pm

If you've got an Android device, the app TapDancer purports to be able to play UEF files. I've not tested it yet (all my real hardware is packed away). Might be easier than trying to set the Electron up next to a PC.

If you've got an Apple device, I don't think there's an iOS version.

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Re: So I now own an Acorn Electron, what next?

Post by hiddenevil » Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:18 pm

Hey thanks for the advice, i have an android phone, so that would make my life pretty easy :D

And hopefully get the old Electron up and running :)

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Re: So I now own an Acorn Electron, what next?

Post by CMcDougall » Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:25 pm

zeem wrote:Android device, the app TapDancer purports to be able to play UEF files
:shock: 8)
http://tapdancer.info/?page_id=2
seems it does, just downloaded it, will try some tricky ones that don't work, like 70% of them that won't work with FreeUEF :(

I don't use apple, as my wife already has a iRon, it blows up frequently :lol:
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