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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Remklep » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:55 pm

Found this BBC Master Plinth with 2 disk drives on eBay about 1.5 weeks ago.
I know I payed way too much for it, but I had to have it, so I sniped it. 8)
It needs a little TLC...
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Post by 1024MAK » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:33 pm

Got this today 8) 8) 8) :D :D :D
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Post by fordp » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:35 pm

1024MAK wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:33 pm
Got this today 8) 8) 8) :D :D :D
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Post by 1024MAK » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:13 pm

A sneaky peek...
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Post by Remklep » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:15 pm

Atom keyboards?
BBC Model B+ 64K, 128K Memory Mod, RetroClinic External PiDirect with Raspberry Pi 3B.
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Post by 1024MAK » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:20 pm

In closer we go...
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Post by 1024MAK » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:27 pm

And the identity sees daylight (well, given the time of day, artificial light...)

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Post by 1024MAK » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:32 pm

And to quote from a song of one of my favourite pop groups...

And now ladies and gentlemen, what you've been waiting for!...

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Post by Remklep » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:37 pm

Is this NOS or a new design?
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Post by 1024MAK » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:05 pm

This is the brand new ZX Spectrum Next computer.

The Next is a Kickstarter backed project. No one knows what would have happened if Sir Clive Sinclair had kept his Sinclair computer business. Or if Amstrad had continued the ZX Spectrum line beyond the ZX Spectrum +3.

But some enthusiasts wanted to see what they could do and created a follow on machine using today’s technology...

See here, here and here.

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Post by Remklep » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:07 pm

Whats the hardware like?
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Post by richardtoohey » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:31 pm

Remklep wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:07 pm
Whats the hardware like?
I'm interested too!

Great to see this finally shipping - there have been quite a few failed projects in the last couple of years so good that one has managed to get this far. =D>

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Post by 1024MAK » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:10 am

I’ve not opened the ZX Spectrum Next yet.

However, I do strongly recommend you use a high quality power filter, this video:



This shows a cut-down version, but I recommend the genuine unit described in my comment. This genuine unit, now with a double layer, gold plated OFC flux capacitor, please contact me, lead sales manager, at https://tinyurl.com/urugt28 where I can offer these at a heavy discounted manager’s special price (for a limited time only) of $399.00

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Post by Remklep » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:58 am

:D :D =D> =D> :^o :^o :^o :^o :^o

The sad thing is that there are unfortunately enough IQ-challenged people out there that would actually buy this.
Similar to how CrApple converts it’s customers to sekt-members.
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Post by anightin » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:28 pm

A fantastic soft stretch cover for my ATOM/System 2/3/5 keyboard.

Would highly recommend. I simply sent the WxHxD and paid via PP. Cover was posted with tracking from Spain and arrived within a week.

I can't vouch for any anti-static properties, I must admit I didn't ask him -- maybe if you're interested you can ping him and report back.

mailto: darcout “at” gmail “dot” com
(Just to confirm, I am in no way affiliated with this person and I'm not on any profit sharing or commission)
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Post by Remklep » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:36 pm

anightin wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:28 pm
A fantastic soft stretch cover for my ATOM/System 2/3/5 keyboard.

Would highly recommend. I simply sent the WxHxD and paid via PP. Cover was posted with tracking from Spain and arrived within a week.

I can't vouch for any anti-static properties, I must admit I didn't ask him -- maybe if you're interested you can ping him and report back.

mailto: darcout “at” gmail “dot” com
(Just to confirm, I am in no way affiliated with this person and I'm not on any profit sharing or commission)
Thanks for the tip, email sent.
BBC Model B+ 64K, 128K Memory Mod, RetroClinic External PiDirect with Raspberry Pi 3B.
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by tone76 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:02 am

... two items.

1. BBC Micro Model B
2. NOS BBC Micro Model B dust cover

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ICYMI this is the same Model B listed on eBay a couple of weeks back as a "NEW" BBC Model B. The vendor wasn't joking. The potato pic and surprisingly overcast Australian summer's day don't do this machine justice. It even smells new. I know the vendor is a forum member ... many thanks for the prompt delivery (less than a fortnight to the Antipodes), and rest assured that this machine has found a loving home. :D

The dust cover was purchased last week from an Australian-based retrocomputing vendor, who happened to have several NOS Watford branded Beeb dust covers in stock in their eBay store.

TBH I'm not even sure if I want to use it; that's how nice this machine is. :shock: I might just have to use it sparingly until I find a clapped out local Beeb on Gumtree for cheap. That could take a while. Do white cotton gloves cause static electricity problems? :?: :lol:
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Post by Remklep » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:54 am

Thanks for the tip Tone76.
I just bought his last cover. :D
BBC Model B+ 64K, 128K Memory Mod, RetroClinic External PiDirect with Raspberry Pi 3B.
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Post by jms2 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:06 pm

1024MAK wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:10 am
This shows a cut-down version, but I recommend the genuine unit described in my comment. This genuine unit, now with a double layer, gold plated OFC flux capacitor, please contact me, lead sales manager, at https://tinyurl.com/urugt28 where I can offer these at a heavy discounted manager’s special price (for a limited time only) of $399.00
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I'm confused Mark. Is that really your website? Whilst it looks interesting, it doesn't seem to be in your writing style.

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Post by 1024MAK » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:00 pm

jms2 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:06 pm
1024MAK wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:10 am
This shows a cut-down version, but I recommend the genuine unit described in my comment. This genuine unit, now with a double layer, gold plated OFC flux capacitor, please contact me, lead sales manager, at https://tinyurl.com/urugt28 where I can offer these at a heavy discounted manager’s special price (for a limited time only) of $399.00
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I'm confused Mark. Is that really your website? Whilst it looks interesting, it doesn't seem to be in your writing style.
Of course it’s not my site, that’s Clive’s web site, the video is Clive doing a wind-up. The devil in me just could not resist taking the opportunity for some amusement...

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Post by jms2 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:59 pm

I could see it was a joke - but the implication was that it was your creation whereas it obviously wasn't. Just thought for a moment someone might have pinched your forum login!

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Post by vanpeebles » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:32 am

I didn't understand any of it, I thought he had been haxxored :lol:

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Post by DaveBurke » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:35 pm

I must admit to a brief moment of "holy crap, is BigClive coming to my house?!" when Mark arranging to collect some bits and that post coincided :)

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Post by Remklep » Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:37 pm

After anightin posted a picture of the soft stretch covers he received from Dario Coutinho, I ordered 2 covers.
One for my Model B+ and one for my Master 128, they were just delivered.
The quality is excellent!
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Post by tricky » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:22 pm

1024MAK wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:05 pm
This is the brand new ZX Spectrum Next computer.

The Next is a Kickstarter backed project. No one knows what would have happened if Sir Clive Sinclair had kept his Sinclair computer business.
. . .

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No, but I bet he wouldn't have supported an "Acorn" computer as an add-on :lol:

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Post by Leew » Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:09 pm

Another eBay purchase...

This time Lisp for the Electron. My collection of original Electron titles is growing :-)

Don't have the faintest idea how to program in Lisp and there isn't a manual, instead it says go out and buy the BBC manual for Lisp on the box :-( No doubt I will find it on the web somewhere but it's always nice to have the original paper books.

The cassette loads OK and I get the "Evaluate:" prompt. It's amazing how most of these 30 to 40 year old cassttes still work wondefully.

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Post by 1024MAK » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:35 am

Recently received...
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Box
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C64C
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Datassette
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Light gun and bundled software
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Paperwork
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3D specs and more games
The paperwork says that if I return the warranty card, I will receive a free pocket calculator, if I post the warranty card off, do you think I will get a free pocket calculator?

Everything apart from the three games in the last photo came as a bundle as part of the Light Fantastic package. When I first picked the box up, I was thinking I don’t remember a C64C weighing this much!

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Post by dv8 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:53 am

Leew wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:09 pm
Don't have the faintest idea how to program in Lisp and there isn't a manual, instead it says go out and buy the BBC manual for Lisp on the box :-( No doubt I will find it on the web somewhere but it's always nice to have the original paper books.
A PDF of the LISP manual is available here

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Post by gidandridge » Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:40 pm

A USB robot arm from JMS2 (John). Thank you! :D

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I have a plan to build a circuit to interface this up to the BBC User Port. Well that's the plan at least! :D

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Post by flaxcottage » Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:39 am

These robot arms are great fun.

If you have a Datacentre it can be operated via the USB port. I got mine working with a joystick. :D

They have no feedback, however, and cannot be used for repetitive tasks with accuracy. Fitting small potentiometers to each 'joint' and using the Analogue Port for feedback could produce a fun system.

Others have gone to great lengths to fit digital feedback for use with the Raspberry Pi. There are many articles on the internet. A search for 'OWI Robot Arm' should bring them up.
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