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Re: Today I received.....

Posted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:01 pm
by gidandridge
gidandridge wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:40 pm
If you have a Datacentre it can be operated via the USB port. I got mine working with a joystick.

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.
Thanks - both of those sounds like interesting ideas to try. I have a Datacenter and I think JMS2 (John) sent me a link to post you made about it. :D

Looks like I'm required on "In-Law" duty this afternoon though. :(

Re: Today I received.....

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:02 pm
by LordVaderUK
A very exciting package from @marcusjambler...
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Containing...
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You beauty! Very excited 😊

Re: Today I received.....

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:32 pm
by marcusjambler
Very glad it arrived in one piece :D =D>

Re: Today I received.....

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:03 pm
by Lardo Boffin
Strictly speaking today Mrs Boffin finished making it rather than it arriving but close enough!

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It needs to be slightly bigger but pretty good for a first go! The material is UV resistant. :D

Re: Today I received.....

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:23 pm
by cmorley
LordVaderUK wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:02 pm
A very exciting package from @marcusjambler...
Spare keyswitches for an Elk! Nice :D

Re: Today I received.....

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:46 pm
by Lardo Boffin
Finally have one of these!

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It also came with some bonus games and manuals. Sweet.

Time to find my beeb cassette cable and try to load something.

Re: Today I received.....

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:22 pm
by Leew
Lardo Boffin wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:46 pm
Finally have one of these!

It also came with some bonus games and manuals. Sweet.

Time to find my beeb cassette cable and try to load something.
Well done =D> =D> =D> I think I have about 6 or 7 of those in my collection :-D

I probably have a few duplicate games, the common ones such as Snapper, Hopper, Sphinx etc. I could dig them out and send them to you for price of P&P if you wanted them... Drop me a PM if interested.

Re: Today I received.....

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:20 pm
by Lardo Boffin
Thanks very much to Lee, an instant Elk starter collection!

Now to try and find some shelf space. :D

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Re: Today I received.....

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:38 pm
by LordVaderUK
A package from Norway... 🀩 πŸ‡³πŸ‡΄
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With my internal Pi Tube for the Master πŸ‘
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Re: Today I received.....

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:08 pm
by CMcDougall
not recvd, but found, never opened 8" floppy discs, how much would these 10 be worth :shock:

Re: Today I received.....

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:29 am
by jonb
About Β£25 (as of last time I bought some).

Re: Today I received.....

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:37 pm
by Lardo Boffin
Although I got the 2600 nearly a year ago I have finally (this lunch time) got a useable picture out of it!!!

The before photo can be seen here:

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And now we have:
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The image on the TV looks somewhat better in the flesh than the photo.

It took a combination of recapping and using a ZX81 PSU!

I have a nice modern 9V PSU for the Spectrum that I also use on ZX81s and it works very well (on the Spectrum and ZX81). On this Atari however I end up with bands of white or interference patterns going up the screen.

The after market PSU that came with the Atari is even worse!

The picture is completely stable (so far) and very nice indeed using the original (early 80s) ZX81 PSU. I guess these, or at least this one, don’t like modern switching PSUs?

Re: Today I received.....

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:57 am
by egel
A logic analyser to help to reanimate my Master Compact:
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Re: Today I received.....

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:23 pm
by Lardo Boffin
A bit of reading to keep me going.

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Re: Today I received.....

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:59 am
by Arcadian
A nice, new HP Officejet 7740 A3 Printer (w/ scanner).

Bought specifically to enable me to get some homebrew BBC/Electron releases out over the next few months, as I suspect I'm going to be very unbusy!

Re: Today I received.....

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:47 am
by 1024MAK
Issued with this when I arrived into work on Thursday...
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Hand & surface disinfectant spray
Mark

Re: Today I received.....

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:23 pm
by DutchAcorn
An Epson HX-20. I blame this forum for this, I never heard of this device before it was discussed here. :oops: :lol:

Nifty little machine though. And it seems to work ok!
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Re: Today I received.....

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:37 pm
by 1024MAK
DutchAcorn wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:23 pm
An Epson HX-20. I blame this forum for this, I never heard of this device before it was discussed here. :oops: :lol:
Before I found this forum the number of β€˜retro’ computers that I owned was six... (and before I got a BBC B and Master 128 from a school, it was half that number). Don’t ask how many I have now...

Mark

Re: Today I received.....

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:52 pm
by daveejhitchins
1024MAK wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:37 pm
Don’t ask how many I have now...
Really silly thing to say . . . How many?

Dave H :D

Re: Today I received.....

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:58 pm
by flaxcottage
Well, not exactly received, more like found ...
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This is on page 10 of the September 1981 edition of Computing Today, which I am presently scanning ready to upload to the Archive. Rather an understated advertisement for such a momentous machine. :D

I wonder how many people received their BBC micro in October. :?

Re: Today I received.....

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:34 pm
by VectorEyes
Two Amiga A2232 serial cards...

Anyone want to hazard a guess what I'm going to do with them?

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Re: Today I received.....

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:42 pm
by jonb
flaxcottage wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:58 pm

This is on page 10 of the September 1981 edition of Computing Today, which I am presently scanning ready to upload to the Archive. Rather an understated advertisement for such a momentous machine. :D
And I bet it put the wind up Sinclair and the others. Here is an advert talking about a new micro that would have the backing of the BBC and a raft of educational TV programmes. If you were in the market for a micro at that time, you'd be a bit mad to not buy it (apart from the cost of course, which put it out of reach of most people). Did it constitute unfair competition?

Re: Today I received.....

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:21 am
by LordVaderUK
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Thank you Flaxcottage for this massive boost to my Acornsoft library! I think I’m gonna need a bigger bookshelf... :D

Re: Today I received.....

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:50 pm
by flaxcottage
LordVaderUK wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:21 am
I think I’m gonna need a bigger bookshelf... :D
Quite so. My gain and your loss. :lol:

Re: Today I received.....

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:44 pm
by stephen_usher
I think a lot of these will be arriving today... ZX Spectrum Next accelerated...
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Re: Today I received.....

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:36 pm
by Leew
stephen_usher wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:44 pm
I think a lot of these will be arriving today... ZX Spectrum Next accelerated...
Nice :-)

I would have like one, but I missed the boat on the Kickstarter.

I am a backer of the Atari VCS console though, but don't know when that's likely to arrive.

Re: Today I received.....

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:01 pm
by stephen_usher
Leew wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:36 pm
stephen_usher wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:44 pm
I think a lot of these will be arriving today... ZX Spectrum Next accelerated...
Nice :-)

I would have like one, but I missed the boat on the Kickstarter.

I am a backer of the Atari VCS console though, but don't know when that's likely to arrive.
Second Kickstarter will hopefully start directly after the last machine ships, which is likely to be next week.

Re: Today I received.....

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:39 pm
by Lardo Boffin
Leew wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:36 pm

I am a backer of the Atari VCS console though, but don't know when that's likely to arrive.
Whats that one?

Re: Today I received.....

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:46 pm
by Leew
Lardo Boffin wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:39 pm
Leew wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:36 pm

I am a backer of the Atari VCS console though, but don't know when that's likely to arrive.
Whats that one?
It's a reimagined Atari VCS (2600) games console, made by Atari but isn't retro like the Spectrum Next. It's all modern up to date architecture inside. https://atarivcs.com/

Re: Today I received.....

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:04 pm
by Lardo Boffin
Leew wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:46 pm
Lardo Boffin wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:39 pm
Leew wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:36 pm

I am a backer of the Atari VCS console though, but don't know when that's likely to arrive.
Whats that one?
It's a reimagined Atari VCS (2600) games console, made by Atari but isn't retro like the Spectrum Next. It's all modern up to date architecture inside. https://atarivcs.com/
Interesting looking bit of kit! Just not sure where I will put my Solaris cartridge though.