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Re: Today I received.....

Post by roland » Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:03 pm

oss003 wrote:WOW, nice collection.

Maybe it's time to build an Atomic network .......... :lol:

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I think I need a System 5 econet server :lol:
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Post by 1024MAK » Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:21 pm

roland wrote:Actually one of them will be cut:Image
I've heard of smoke damaged, but...

What happened to that one. I can understand the discoloured board where the regulators go. But two other badly damaged sections...

That is what could be called toasted :(

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Post by roland » Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:42 pm

They removed some ic sockets....
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Post by poink » Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:42 pm

roland wrote:Actually one of them will be cut:
Looks like the keyboard survived :wink:

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Post by roland » Sat Aug 08, 2015 2:05 pm

All keys are still working, I tested them with my beeping multimeter.
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Post by hoglet » Sat Aug 08, 2015 2:32 pm

roland wrote:Actually one of them will be cut:
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Wow, I wonder how that happened?

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Post by george.h » Sat Aug 08, 2015 2:45 pm

All that matters is that an otherwise terminally deceased Atom shall rise from the dead! Yipee!!! :wink:
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Post by Multiwizard » Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:54 pm

Hi,

Today I received from a good friend of mine one of the first computer flat-screens... :-D

It's a Fujitsu Model: x180f

I think it's manufactured in 1998...

This is the type of screen I intended to use for my New Atom, for me it matches perfect together... :-D


Greetings, Wim... :-)
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Post by flaxcottage » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:59 pm

A couple of days ago actually;
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It is in beautiful condition and works a treat with my HP41CV. :D

The HP41C family makes a really neat retro computer system. Storage on magnetic strips, data entry via keyboard or barcode reader and hard copy from the printer. What's not to like? 8)

One day I may be able to afford the cassette system and floppy drive. [-o<
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Post by george.h » Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:26 am

flaxcottage wrote:A couple of days ago actually;
HP41 printer.jpg
It is in beautiful condition and works a treat with my HP41CV. :D

The HP41C family makes a really neat retro computer system. Storage on magnetic strips, data entry via keyboard or barcode reader and hard copy from the printer. What's not to like? 8)

One day I may be able to afford the cassette system and floppy drive. [-o<
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Didn't they have one of these beauties (HP41C) on each of the Space Shuttles as an emergency navigation backup for the five on-board computers?
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Post by danielj » Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:55 am

What a fab piece of kit, John :)

Yesterday I received (amongst other celebratory items):
A Hakko FX888D (recommendations for tip shapes gratefully received, I'm erring towards the T18-D16 for general purpose general purposeness)

The day before I received:
RiscOS 4.02 ROMs - Thanks TheDark!
More pinstrip than I can shake a stick at - Thanks Dave H! :D

Now, who wants something soldered?

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Post by flaxcottage » Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:36 am

george.h wrote:Didn't they have one of these beauties (HP41C) on each of the Space Shuttles as an emergency navigation backup for the five on-board computers?
They certainly did. Here is a picture http://airandspace.si.edu/collections/a ... 9890003000
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Post by BeebMaster » Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:43 pm

All the talk of space travel made me think of this:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... rists.html
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Post by george.h » Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:51 pm

BeebMaster wrote:All the talk of space travel made me think of this:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... rists.html
Just think of the Avios he could have claimed.....
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Post by paulb » Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:24 pm

My 3D-printed Electron cartridge from Shapeways...
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3D-printed cartridge parts
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3D-printed cartridge parts
They fit together very well:
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The pieces put together
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The pieces put together
Horizontal and vertical dimensions on the board plane are accurate:
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The Advanced Dual ROM Adapter in the front section
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The Advanced Dual ROM Adapter in the back section
And they can hold the Advanced Dual ROM Adapter board:
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The pieces put together with the Advanced Dual ROM Adapter inside (without ICs)
However, for that board to fit, I had to remove the IC from its socket. The depth of the cartridge just isn't great enough to hold it in its socket:
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The pieces put together with the Advanced Dual ROM Adapter inside (with IC)
This picture might illustrate some of the constraints:
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The height constraints involved
Shown are the socketed IC on the ADRA board, a flash memory chip resting on the board, and the back section of the cartridge illustrating the vertical space (on the far right of the picture) between the edge connector (the notch) and the rear of the cartridge (the upper surface).

DaveH's mega games cartridge won't fit in a closed cartridge for the same reason, although the board dimensions correspond to the other details just fine:
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The mega games cartridge in the front section of the 3D-printed cartridge
Anyway, thanks for viewing! I suppose follow-ups should go to the proper thread.

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Post by davidb » Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:58 pm

That looks very nice indeed! :D Glad to see it turned out so well, and red was certainly the right choice of colour.

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Post by paulv » Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:02 pm

Is it just the photography, my eyes or does the cartridge case have a "pinkish tinge" to the colour?

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Post by paulb » Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:48 pm

paulv wrote:Is it just the photography, my eyes or does the cartridge case have a "pinkish tinge" to the colour?
It really is that colour. (Well done Olympus! :) )

One of the problems with these kinds of products/services is discovering what the colours actually look like, and reds are notoriously badly captured by digital cameras (with there often being some kind of saturation ceiling on the red channel).

I thought that it would be more desaturated than it actually is, and I would say the finish is pretty reasonable, with the "stepping" only noticeable on closer inspection in one or two places externally.

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Post by roland » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:16 pm

I received three Godils without pins -> will be hard to fit them on an Atom board.
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Post by hoglet » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:20 pm

roland wrote:I received three Godils without pins -> will be hard to fit them on an Atom board.
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Did you order them without pins? Or did they send the wrong ones?

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Post by roland » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:13 pm

They have send me the wrong godils. Even on the box is a label with "40 pin". I have send Trenz an email to return those Godils and Ger the correct ones.
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Post by tricky » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:54 pm

My first Master and its four model B guards ;) - master and one beeb have econet!
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They had a rough journey with the courier, who had to come two days running as he couldn't tell the difference between my name and address - even after I saw him sitting outside and asked him if he had a parcel for me!
Now for some soldering if I have an answer to my CAPS question, if not, I will have to try to work out what the bits are and where they should fit!

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Post by george.h » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:31 pm

Jeezzzus! That is how NOT to pack stuff..... especially if that is the ONLY box they came in....
tricky wrote:They had a rough journey with the courier, who had to come two days running as he couldn't tell the difference between my name and address - even after I saw him sitting outside and asked him if he had a parcel for me!
Don't tell me- YODEL?
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Post by tricky » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:40 pm

It was YODEL, the sender didn't really want to send them, but there was half a country between us.

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Post by flaxcottage » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:09 pm

5 is a good number. :lol:

Now you need to source the bits to build an Econet. The Beeb is good on the Econet but the Master rules! And then you need an A3000 to use the RISCOS desktop to manage the Econet file structure.

Isn't this a great hobby? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by tricky » Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:39 am

5 was a good number, then I got another 3 and now another 5, so I guess I need another 2 ;)
Haven't used econet since I was a teenager, do I need anything other than the B and a master?

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Post by flaxcottage » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:49 am

Clock box (Beebmaster), terminators, junction boxes, cables, files server software. Not much really. :twisted:

To use the fileserver on a beeb or master you'll need a 6502 second processor. I use av A3020 as it is cheaper and better.
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Post by tricky » Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:26 pm

I think I will have to weigh up the pro's (lots of stuff that I "need" to make my new beebs work) and con's (the misses will go ballistic).
I'll use the Econet beeb as is for now, especially as I have just finished upgrading it with some "spares" I also acquired.

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Post by BeebMaster » Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:15 am

flaxcottage wrote:The Beeb is good on the Econet but the Master rules!
Put ANFS 4.18 in a BBC Model B, you won't believe the improvement over NFS 3.60 if you haven't tried it before! Put it in a higher priority socket than DNFS (still needed for DFS and Tube host code) so that ANFS disables NFS.
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Post by RobGT » Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:44 am

An Acorn Teletext Adapter with two guides came in. The inside of this cheese wedge looks good to me.
In the Netherlands we still have several television stations transmitting teletext. So I hope I can sort it out. #-o
But this is an project for the long winter evenings.
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