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Needs a lot of TLC including a heatsink on the video ULA. Good luck. :D
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A double ended Atari 2600 cartridge! I didn’t even know these were a thing.

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Looks like the games work as well. Bonus.
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Lardo Boffin wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:32 pm
A double ended Atari 2600 cartridge! I didn’t even know these were a thing.
Slight aside to the normal Acorn stuff - I've got a full suite of double-enders :wink:

Last time I checked, I think I had 498 Atari cartridges, including a lot of complete sets like Spectravision (yes, including Chase The Chuckwagon), Activision, Xonox...some others I forget without looking. I haven't seriously collected Atari for about 10 years...ever since the holes in my collection started costing >>£50 to fill and the long-suffering Mrs. S decided she'd suffered enough.
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I got two Electrons from Marktplaats. Considering the prices they go for lately, this was a bargain :lol:

I haven’t tested them yet. The tape drive was sold as not working.
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Edit: I just tested them. They work fine, not even a single key fails.
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The tapes are in nice shape! (well the boxes)
I like the cassette player. never a box one like that.
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Elk-WiFi thanks to Roland :)

Can't wait to power up my Electron and Plus 1 to see how it performs, but unfortunately I won't have time until next weekend :(

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Yrrah2 wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:40 pm
The tapes are in nice shape! (well the boxes)
I like the cassette player. never a box one like that.
I have found the error in the cassette player. One IC has a very short circuit; it was easy to find. The power light was very weak and the voltage dropped from 10V to just below 3V. And within a minute I smelled a burning component, but not a resistor or capacitor....

I opened it and powered it again. After 30 seconds I noticed a LM324 was getting very hot. I removed it and the power didn't drop any more and the smell was gone. Unfortunately I don't have a spare LM324 so I just placed a socket (not that it now works :mrgreen: ) so when I have a new LM324 I can easily place it and test the recorder.

This type of recorder needs a special cable, also for controlling the motor (on/off) but I haven't found one for the Electron/BBC.

Now that I write this, I just noticed that AcornDave responded to my question about a year ago here



@LeeW: glad to see it arrived save and well. Enjoy your ElkWiFi :)
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...a whole bunch of new PCBs from JLCPCB. This is just a small sample of the different boards that arrived today! From left to right / top to bottom:
  • Buffered & terminated backplane to connect Seagate ST series 80 pin SCSI drives to my SCSI host adaptor board. More info here.
  • Some more SCSI Host adaptor boards. They have been more popular than I expected! More info here, although these latest boards use a smaller CPLD that I'm now hand soldering onto the board!
  • Rev 3 IntegraB board. This is still the V1 board design (ie not CPLD). This will almost certainly been the last batch of V1 boards. More info here. This board has been slightly updated from the previous board to be able to accept a wider range of RTCs without hacking the board!
  • Updated user port extender with extra mounting holes to better secure the MicroSD adaptor board. The MicroSD adaptor connector pins have also been transposed so the MicroSD adaptor board can be plugged in by just straightening out the 90 Deg header pins. It's no longer necessary to remove the header and solder onto the opposite side. Further details here. Note that this board is a User port extender with power breakout (primarily to supply low power devices hanging off the 1MHz port, like the PI1MHz board, or beebSCSI) and optional header for connecting the MicroSD adaptor. This is different to the 'universal' board I designed for Wheel_nut, which is used solely to interface a MicroSD adaptor to either the User port or Printer port.
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I have seen a few of these recently and nobody bid so...

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A little brother for my Beebs. Given my current luck with power supplies, I'm sure this will die as soon as I find a 19V power brick to test it with. :(

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You know, I don't think I'd ever clocked before that the Elk has the keyboard fixed to the lid, like the Atom. The recycling of ideas and techniques throughout the history of Acorn never ceases to amaze me!
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BeebMaster wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:59 pm
You know, I don't think I'd ever clocked before that the Elk has the keyboard fixed to the lid, like the Atom. The recycling of ideas and techniques throughout the history of Acorn never ceases to amaze me!
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No, I looked at that page before I posted, because I thought, surely I must have remarked on it on my own site. What I meant was that I hadn't made the connection between the Elk and the Atom both having the keyboard in the lid.
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I must upgrade my Elk pictures I think, that set is only 800 pixels wide. I wonder if I can reprocess the set from the original images.
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A A30x0 SCART lead courtesy of CJE/4D - works fine on my ancient 14" CRT Sony Triniton on both A3010 & A3020 (yet to try my A310 via a 9-15 way VGA adapter). The flashing I get using them on VGA to my LCD TV is non-existent which gives me some more confidence it's not the machines.
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Today I didn't receive...

Had 3 separate eBay things go missing recently, one with Yodel, two with Royal Mail. Thankfully all small and not particularly important, but it's frustrating nonetheless. Anyone else having problems with stuff being posted?
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JasonStonier wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:29 pm
Had 3 separate eBay things go missing recently, one with Yodel, two with Royal Mail. Thankfully all small and not particularly important, but it's frustrating nonetheless. Anyone else having problems with stuff being posted?
I have had things arrive slowly with Royal Mail, up to a week after posting, even 1st class items. So fingers crossed your stuff turns up in the end.

On the subject of the thread... Today I received an RGBtoHDMI 12 bit kit. Looking forward to getting it assembled and trying it out!
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chrissawer wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:02 pm
I have had things arrive slowly with Royal Mail, up to a week after posting, even 1st class items. So fingers crossed your stuff turns up in the end.
People talk about how efficient the various delivery firms are but I think it can depend very heavily on the people involved in the last leg of the journey. At my current house and the immediately preceding one we have had excellent service from Royal Mail. At a previous house it was not so good and there were frequent delays of a day or so. On one occasion a book from Amazon had not turned up for a week and when I went to the RM delivery office to see if it was there they claimed it was not. After contacting Amazon and getting a tracking reference the DO did manage to find it along with a large bundle of letters for the same building, different flats, all of which they gave me.
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Always a sucker for language related stuff. I don’t think there are any versions in here not already archived but I will check.

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Lardo Boffin wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:31 pm
Always a sucker for language related stuff. I don’t think there are any versions in here not already archived but I will check.


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that was quick delivery :wink:
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Lardo Boffin wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:31 pm
Always a sucker for language related stuff. I don’t think there are any versions in here not already archived but I will check.


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Nice!
Can you tell me what version it is?
Got V1.05 and V1.06 archived on my site.

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Its version 1.02 of the G-code
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e668ecp wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:00 pm
Its version 1.02 of the G-code
Could you make a dump of the roms and disc? So I can add them to the site?
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e668ecp wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:00 pm
Its version 1.02 of the G-code
Currently archived are sets for 1.00, 1.02, 1.03, 1.05, 1.06, so are missing 1.01 and 1.04 if they exist.
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Yrrah2 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:12 pm
e668ecp wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:00 pm
Its version 1.02 of the G-code
Could you make a dump of the roms and disc? So I can add them to the site?
No longer have the disk but I'll upload the ROM image tomorrow
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Another distraction!!!

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Its a bit like a co-processor for the Vectrex. The vec32 runs the program (written in a kind of BASIC) and pretty much just sends draw commands to the Vectrex and listens for joystick updates so the Vectrex doesn’t have to do complex maths etc.
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Shiny!

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Lardo Boffin wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:27 am
Shiny!


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Congrats. Apparently mine is out for delivery today :)
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anightin wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:02 am
Lardo Boffin wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:27 am
Shiny!


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Congrats. Apparently mine is out for delivery today :)
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