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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:51 pm

So thats who outbid me... Well, glad it went to somebody on here. :D
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Atom, issue 5
BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Acorn 6502 coproc
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by VincentVega » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:26 pm

From forum member sirmorris, an Atom video RAM expansion and an AtoMMC:

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Thanks, Charlie!

From RS, a 5V/3A Meanwell PSU (with a panel-mount DC power socket attached to the power connector):

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by marcusjambler » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:44 pm

So thats who outbid me...
Sorry about that Lardo... I'll give it a polish and some love :D

And... incidentally you just beat me to the Bruce Smith book... =D>
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by KarateEd » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:11 pm

Ok Follks,

I haven't posted in this thread for a long time, doesn't mean I haven't bought some stuff, I have, just been lazy or something.

Anyway, some of you will recognize the handiwork that I'm about to show you in a few items that I've received from a well know Retro entrepreneur.

It won't be hard to spot who it is but you're welcome to guess from the pictures (and documentation - BIG clue).

The man deserves more kudos than anyone could possibly give him just for his service and work and the ability to get product to people far away, in an unscathed condition time after time.

Having said that, I supply the evidence of receiving a parcel and in doing that compliment the seller.... =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Lardo Boffin » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:40 am

marcusjambler wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:44 pm
So thats who outbid me...
Sorry about that Lardo... I'll give it a polish and some love :D

And... incidentally you just beat me to the Bruce Smith book... =D>
Swings and roundabouts I guess! :D
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by JudgeBeeb » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:20 am

A digital microscope (in a vain attempt to improve my SMT soldering skills)...

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...and a silicone mat to stopping me burning the table when doing said soldering.

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by JudgeBeeb » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:25 am

BTW, the image on the screen is showing off the RobC's remarkable soldering skills. Those are the 0.5mm pitch pins from the CPLD. =D>
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Elminster » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:24 pm

JudgeBeeb wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:20 am
A digital microscope (in a vain attempt to improve my SMT soldering skills)...
Which Microsocope did you get, I cant quite see? I have the Ekins one bookmarked for when I win the lottery (after the evvblog review).

My received today, is a couple of books that gets mentioned all the time, really expensive so kept putting off buying them
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by cmorley » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:32 pm

Ahh Horowitz and Hill. Or the electronics bible as it is also known.

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Post by Elminster » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:38 pm

cmorley wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:32 pm
Ahh Horowitz and Hill. Or the electronics bible as it is also known.
aka Electronic door stop. When the Amazon parcel man delivered them I thought they had sent me a box of bricks by mistake.

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by JudgeBeeb » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:42 pm

Elminster wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:24 pm
Which Microsocope did you get, I cant quite see?
I got this. The image quality (as you can see) is pretty good. Construction is a bit rough around the edges. The Micro SD Card slot is particularly scary and I wouldn't be surprised if that fails at some stage soon.
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I have the Ekins one bookmarked for when I win the lottery (after the evvblog review).
The Eakins is too pricey and, at my level, I cannot justify it. Also, it only seems to be available on AliExpress and I am uncomfortable spending large amounts on there particularly when very few vendors still accept PayPal.

Also, Dave Jones does tend to get very excited about stuff and I think some of is recommendations are not terribly measured.
Elminster wrote:
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My received today, is a couple of books that gets mentioned all the time, really expensive so kept putting off buying them
Make sure you have genuine copies. See here. The one I bought initially was one of the knock-offs.
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Elminster » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:51 pm

Hmm. Yes that one is half the price (not taking into account postage). You will have to give a progress update, and possibly take to ABUG South, I certianly wont be buying one before xmas. Having had a play with Jason's Binocular Microscope at Cambridge I have decided I need something.

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by JudgeBeeb » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:58 pm

Elminster wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:51 pm
Hmm. Yes that one is half the price (not taking into account postage). You will have to give a progress update, and possibly take to ABUG South, I certianly wont be buying one before xmas. Having had a play with Jason's Binocular Microscope at Cambridge I have decided I need something.
You need this. :lol:
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Elminster » Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:01 pm

JudgeBeeb wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:58 pm
Elminster wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:51 pm
Hmm. Yes that one is half the price (not taking into account postage). You will have to give a progress update, and possibly take to ABUG South, I certianly wont be buying one before xmas. Having had a play with Jason's Binocular Microscope at Cambridge I have decided I need something.
You need this. :lol:
Yes I am aware of them, I am also aware of there price tag! But I guess if I do win the lottery I can get several of them. Along with my £200k oscillscope.

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Lardo Boffin » Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:19 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:
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So its not a Beeb version but at £4 I can’t grumble!


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And after removing the fast loader cart from my C64 it works! My son is already scared of the witch! :D

Edit - the image vanished. Its Granny’s Garden.
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Elminster » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:00 pm

JudgeBeeb wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:42 pm
Make sure you have genuine copies. See here. The one I bought initially was one of the knock-offs.
Unless Amazon Prime (not the Amazon Market place) are also selling knockoffs, then I should be okay. It doesn't look dodgy.

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Post by richardtoohey » Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:28 am

KarateEd wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:11 pm
The man deserves more kudos than anyone could possibly give him just for his service and work and the ability to get product to people far away, in an unscathed condition time after time.
Seconded! =D>

Unwrapping stuff from RetroClinic is like being a kid at Christmas again. :D

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Post by KarateEd » Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:31 pm

richardtoohey wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:28 am
KarateEd wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:11 pm
The man deserves more kudos than anyone could possibly give him just for his service and work and the ability to get product to people far away, in an unscathed condition time after time.
Seconded! =D>

Unwrapping stuff from RetroClinic is like being a kid at Christmas again. :D
Oh yes it is..... a most wonderful experience for sure.
Ed...... :-)

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by 1024MAK » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:58 am

Well, last Monday (24th) actually ...
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ARA III GAL chips
Thanks Dave H. :D

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Elminster » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:30 pm

10 of these from JCLPCB from someone elses design.

They are dodads.
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Post by adrm » Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:39 pm

Received these the other day.

The SiDE2 works great.

I haven't tried installing the VBXE yet, as it requires quite a bit of modification to the MB and the case.
I'm thinking I'll install it in the Atari XEGS that's currently not working. As soon as I receive new RAM chips from Turkey, which will hopefully fix it.
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by duikkie » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:41 am

for this old man , give me a hint where to buy things like this. bigger is better to see :)
JudgeBeeb wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:20 am
A digital microscope (in a vain attempt to improve my SMT soldering skills)...


IMG_0027.jpg


...and a silicone mat to stopping me burning the table when doing said soldering.


IMG_0029.jpg

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by JudgeBeeb » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:08 am

duikkie wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:41 am
for this old man , give me a hint where to buy things like this. bigger is better to see :)
I got mine on eBay. This seller seems to be out of stock now. But there are quite a few people selling them on eBay.

Andonstar make quite a few different digital microscopes some of which are much cheaper. Also, bear in mind that this is really an inspection microscope. I have not yet tried to solder under it but I suspect that it wouldn't really be practical.
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Post by daveejhitchins » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:03 pm

Today I received Found

These:
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OK you ask . . . What's so special . . .

Well, these are Very Rare ABRs! When I found them, amongst some of Arcadian's (Dave Moore) Acorn cartridge cases, they were in really good condition. But there's more . . . They were both unusual in they had a full, uncut label on the front e.g. the screws were covered. ABRs always had the case screws visible e.g. the label was removed around the screw holes for access to the batteries.

Both ABRs have Lithium batteries fitted with the battery charging circuit modified* so no charging could take place. Both batteries measured over 3V. Not only that but both had intact contents - the later version contained ADFS E00 and the older, original version contained the Electron Tube code.

I can't remember how many ABRs were fitted with Lithium batteries, but it can't have been many due to cost! I'm wondering if they were a special order?

* The older ABR has a diode fitted in series with a 2K2 resistor and the new version has the charging circuit removed (top right of the PCB).

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Multiwizard » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:28 pm

daveejhitchins wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:03 pm
Today I received Found

These:IMG_2885.jpg

Dave H :D
Wow, nice find... =D> :D =D>


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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Post by 1024MAK » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:03 am

Multiwizard wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:28 pm
daveejhitchins wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:03 pm
Today I received Found

These:IMG_2885.jpg

Dave H :D
Wow, nice find... =D> :D =D>

Greetings, Wim... :-)
Yeah, what Wim said :lol: =D>

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Cutter » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:57 am

I'll be the n00b to ask what ABR stands for? :oops:

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Post by Elminster » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:59 am

Cutter wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:57 am
I'll be the n00b to ask what ABR stands for? :oops:
Advanced Battery backed Ram
Or maybe
Advanced battery Backed Ram

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5672&p=212872&hilit=Abr#p212872
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Post by daveejhitchins » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:09 am

Elminster wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:59 am
Cutter wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:57 am
I'll be the n00b to ask what ABR stands for? :oops:
Advanced Battery backed Ram
Or maybe
Advanced battery Backed Ram

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5672&p=212872&hilit=Abr#p212872
Advanced Battery-backed RAM

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Post by JonC » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:30 pm

.... Econet and IDE goodies from IanS.

Thankyou kindly!
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