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Re: Today I received.....

Post by roland » Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:30 pm

A nice Philips colour monitor for my Electron
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Post by IanJeffray » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:53 am

40MB of very noisy, very clunky, but amazingly seemingly working perfectly ST506 spinning rust!
Dropped it in an A420 (move over, rusty 500MB SCSI spinner!) ... works like a charm. Sounds like a cross between a chainsaw and a floppy drive -- very much like a rattly floppy drive when it's seeking. Great fun. That front panel HDD LED has probably never been lit before and now it sounds GREAT! :lol:
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Post by Multiwizard » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:01 am

roland wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:30 pm
A nice Philips colour monitor for my Electron

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Oh nice one =D> , one of my Dutch favourite models... :D


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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Post by Stwert » Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:38 pm

Two things I’ve been wanting for a while. (Three if you count the Master, I only got that a week ago, haven’t touched my Model B since.)

Philips CM8833 and the 7300 tuner to go along with it.
Now I can trim down from two (ok, three) separate displays (and keep my Microvitec tucked away and safe, just in case), and just use the one screen.

You can’t miss the large wad of Blu-Tack in the corner, holding the power button in. Not completely surprised that’s knackered, but the seller is sending me a new, replacement switch, so it won’t have the makeshift job for long.

What better way to test them......

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Lardo Boffin » Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:10 pm

Another reasonably priced book in virtually perfect condition.

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Even has the original receipt.
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Post by 1024MAK » Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:36 pm

IanJeffray wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:53 am
40MB of very noisy, very clunky, but amazingly seemingly working perfectly ST506 spinning rust!
Dropped it in an A420 (move over, rusty 500MB SCSI spinner!) ... works like a charm. Sounds like a cross between a chainsaw and a floppy drive -- very much like a rattly floppy drive when it's seeking. Great fun. That front panel HDD LED has probably never been lit before and now it sounds GREAT! :lol:
Is that what caused the English earthquake yesterday?

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Post by IanJeffray » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:00 pm

1024MAK wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:36 pm
IanJeffray wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:53 am
40MB of very noisy, very clunky, but amazingly seemingly working perfectly ST506 spinning rust!
Is that what caused the English earthquake yesterday?
:lol: Long way from Lothian to Bucks. I was actually suprised at how little vibration the drive gave off -- noisy, but actually smoother than some much more recent SCSI drives I have.

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Post by anightin » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:26 pm

roland wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:30 pm
A nice Philips colour monitor for my Electron

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Nice game :)

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Post by roland » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:06 pm

The game is just in the air at http://acornatom.nl/ddd.uef :lol:
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Post by richardtoohey » Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:41 am

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:10 pm
Another reasonably priced book in virtually perfect condition.
Even has the original receipt.
That looks mint. I have my copy from BITD and it's a bit sad ... the glue in the spine and the paper quality not the best, I don't think. :( But I can still read it ... carefully ...

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Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:21 am

richardtoohey wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:41 am
Lardo Boffin wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:10 pm
Another reasonably priced book in virtually perfect condition.
Even has the original receipt.
That looks mint. I have my copy from BITD and it's a bit sad ... the glue in the spine and the paper quality not the best, I don't think. :( But I can still read it ... carefully ...
Its not far off brand new shop standard. :D
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by flaxcottage » Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:48 pm

Acornsoft Peeko-Computer. :D
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I've been after this for ages and always been pipped at the post. :(

Hope to upload it today. :wink:
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Post by hoglet » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:31 pm

flaxcottage wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:48 pm
I've been after this for ages and always been pipped at the post. :(
=D> =D> =D> =D>

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Post by flaxcottage » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:57 pm

Already uploaded. :wink:
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Post by Stwert » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:44 pm

flaxcottage wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:57 pm
Already uploaded. :wink:

Blimey, you didn’t waste any time, did you - much appreciated.
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Post by roland » Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:20 pm

flaxcottage wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:48 pm
Acornsoft Peeko-Computer. :D
I've been after this for ages and always been pipped at the post. :(
I have also a German Electron version of Peeko-Computer. Just drop me a PM if you're interested in that too.
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Post by Rod C » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:06 am

My Econet Podule from IanS arrived safely after a long journey. Here it is with Econet module fitted and ready to go into the RiscPC.
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It works like a dream and here I am logged onto my Econet server running from a Master 128. To test the connection I loaded !SparkPlug from the server, copied !Hopper to the server and then ran !Hopper from the server. It took a couple of minutes to load but, hey, it worked perfectly. 8)

Thanks, Ian. =D>
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by derek » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:20 am

I had a nice package delivered today, an ELKWIFI:
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Very nicely packaged with some LEDs to solder...
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Elkwifi Bottom PCB
Very nice and neat PCB.

The accompanying manual is very well written and easy to follow, the whole package is excellent and great addition to the Electron.

I will put this into my Electron later today and get running.

Maybe have use the Electron more...
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Post by roland » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:54 pm

Thanks for this kind feedback :)

One of the other packages arrived with only four LEDs because the bag was not closed well enough. It's a pleasure to make such as board and manual. Just a pity that the manual is already outdated :mrgreen:
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Post by anightin » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:21 pm

derek wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:20 am
I had a nice package delivered today, an ELKWIFI:

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Very nicely packaged with some LEDs to solder...

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Very nice and neat PCB.

The accompanying manual is very well written and easy to follow, the whole package is excellent and great addition to the Electron.

I will put this into my Electron later today and get running.

Maybe have use the Electron more...
Seconded! I got a very similar fantastic package today too. Nice one Roland! =D>

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Post by TonyMay » Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:47 pm

An SD card extender for my GoSDC board. No more taking my Plus 1 apart to update software.
I should have bought one of these a long time ago.
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Post by flaxcottage » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:19 pm

Thanks to Roland a copy of Peeko-Computer for the Electron in German ... =D> =D>
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This was an interesting title. It runs perfectly correctly from the cassette when loaded at PAGE=&E00 on either the Electron or a BBC Master. It will not run on a BBC model B or B+. The loading file, "PEEKO" has load and execute addresses of &4235. It is a BASIC program with data above TOP and this shows the Acornsoft logo whilst the main program loads.

PEEKO is not a well-formed BASIC program as its first byte is &07 rather than the expected &0D. It will run when CHAINed from tape but will not run when CHAINed from any other filing system. Not only that but also the Acornsoft logo is in MODE7 on the Master.

The main program is in MODE 1 rather than MODE 7 and will only run with PAGE at &E00 either from tape, disc or RAM.

Anyway it has been archived and can be downloaded from the Acornsoft section of the educational archive website. It is saved as a SSD image and this will run OK in BeebEm on a Master 128 emulator.
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Post by roland » Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:33 pm

I still have a few other German titles as well:
  • Monsters
  • Hopper
  • Meteors
  • Snapper
  • Freier Fall
  • Dame und Reversi
  • Einführungskassette
  • Lisp
  • Forth
  • S-Pascal
All tapes have their original box and manuals, except the S-Pascal package is without manual (to be honest, I keep it myself :mrgreen: ) If you're interested just drop me a pm and we'll negotiate about the costs.

And today I received the first components for the next batch of Electron WiFi boards:
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by danielj » Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:17 am

One of those tc1 multifunction testers... Astounding value even if its not perfect!

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Post by IanJeffray » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:13 pm

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... so should I remove ...
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...or just cross-out "NOT" :)

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by BeebMaster » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:58 pm

Still not a fully-fledged Archimedes till you remove the label next to it as well...
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Post by IanJeffray » Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:16 pm

BeebMaster wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:58 pm
Still not a fully-fledged Archimedes till you remove the label next to it as well...
Haha. Yeah. Ironically, the main reason for installing this serial upgrade was so I can use SerialNET which works on runty machines without Econet ports (eg A3010) and doesn't generally (except this case in point) require any hardware-firtling to operate. Econet would be a little faster, though, I guess.

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Post by sP1d3r » Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:39 pm

My A3000 serial port works at 1.8Kb/s with the RO311 serial modules RMloaded and 1.2Kb/s without. :lol:

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by roland » Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:56 pm

The next batch of ElkWiFi boards have arrived. Plus a bunch of new AtoMMC boards. These are designed to fit on PL4 without a flat cable.
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We're going back into a partial lock down so I have to make sure that there's enough work to do on my projects :lol:
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by markdryan » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:12 pm

A nice clicky spectrum membrane replacement.

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