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hoglet wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:46 pm
A couple of Raspberry Pi Picos from thePiHut:
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Interesting. So what's that one doing??? I'm guessing it's connected to the RGB output of your beeb?
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KenLowe wrote:
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Interesting. So what's that one doing??? I'm guessing it's connected to the RGB output of your beeb?
No, not connected to a Beeb at all.

It's just running a mandelbrot demo and displaying a VGA images.
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This randomly came with an Atari 2600! Sadly its a 2010 not an original but it works and I really wanted one as a kid!

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The kids have of course adopted it.
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An Oric Atmos, which flew over to Western Canada from France! Very interesting to compare it with the Beeb, and of course it's left in the dust!! I guess a fairer comparison would be with the ZX Spectrum. I was surprised at the poor quality of most of the games, but then realised it was only on sale/active during the early days, and most early Beeb games were fairly poor (excepting Acornsoft and a few others!) There have been some recent good software releases, eg. Blake's 7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvuMGYH9HXc
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Oric Atmos
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Not sure about this, but it is a fun micro!

Random thought - I wonder why there weren't any other B7 games? Maybe it was a licensing issue ...
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klintworth wrote:
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An Oric Atmos, which flew over to Western Canada from France! Very interesting to compare it with the Beeb, and of course it's left in the dust!!
That is a cool little machine though. I do remember seeing them in WH Smiths alongside the spectrums and things. As you say, they never really gained much of a foothold.
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Nice! I only have an Oric 1 and envy your keyboard. :mrgreen:

The latest builds of MaxDuino supports Oric tapeloading: https://forum.defence-force.org/viewtop ... 015#p23272
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Acorn: A World in Pixels

I'm reluctant to remove the cellophane wrap :-)

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Leew wrote:
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Acorn: A World in Pixels

I'm reluctant to remove the cellophane wrap :-)
You must . . . the greater beauty is inside :D

Or buy a second copy to read :wink:

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This great Econet care package from BeebMaster, including the last two ever BeebMaster Econet cards - I'm so lucky :D Now, just need to sort out a clock! [Should have had me an IanS Econet Podule...]
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That is a great set of kit! If you can find a BeebMaster Econet Clock, you will have the 'Rolls Royce' of a system.

Econet is amazingly good even by today's standards. Mine is indispensable, linking Archimedes to BBC micros and Masters.
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Glad they arrived OK, I did think I might have squashed them, I always try to overfill with packaging and then stuff it all in so nothing moves about.

I actually sold the last ever 2 Econet modules several times over because I didn't update the "BeebShop" quickly enough! Those really are the last two, I've only ended up with 1 spare for my own use!

(Plus over the years I found 4 duff ones. Maybe they could be repaired.)

I've reclaimed one from my hand-made Econet Module Podule by replacing it with an IanS one with the components fitted to the board.
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A couple of nice custom made cases for my Gotek Drives (the wires hanging out the back are for the OSD)...
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Custom case for Gotek...
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That's the rare Apple BBC Micro I see!
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KenLowe wrote:
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A couple of nice custom made cases for my Gotek Drives (the wires hanging out the back are for the OSD)...
Those really look the part. The best looking Gotek I've ever seen. Metal?
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IanJeffray wrote:
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KenLowe wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:03 pm
A couple of nice custom made cases for my Gotek Drives (the wires hanging out the back are for the OSD)...
Those really look the part. The best looking Gotek I've ever seen. Metal?
Yup. Painted aluminium. Made by a guy on Keir Frasers Flashfloppy facebook group for a *very* reasonable price.
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Yes, they are really nice. I have my Gotek fitted into a reclaimed, self-powered, single 5.25" floppy drive case.

It seems a bit OTT, given the size of the Gotek but it matches my other gear. :D
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Yes, I'll give up two podule slots for this boy ... it's even got the rare and crap MIDI upgrade! The MIDI module is in the new Eprom that comes with the upgrade.
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IanJeffray wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:05 am
Yes, I'll give up two podule slots for this boy ... it's even got the rare and crap MIDI upgrade! The MIDI module is in the new Eprom that comes with the upgrade.
Nice, I don't believe the Midi ROM is dumped, would you mind? The original AKA10 ROM is also missing if you have that too?
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I don't believe the Midi ROM is dumped, would you mind? The original AKA10 ROM is also missing if you have that too?
Here's the original AKA10 ROM, read via Xgpro. It appears to be an EEprom (not and Eprom, certainly). Interesting to note this is "Release 2" so there may be a "Release 1" kicking about too. I'll do the MIDI one some other time as it's all built in to the machine now and not easy to extract because that silly zip tie fouls the podule above it.

I've also got some amusing documentation which explains how crap it is and that it's really the dedicated MIDI podule you should use :lol:
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IanJeffray wrote:
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Here's the original AKA10 ROM, read via Xgpro. It appears to be an EEprom (not and Eprom, certainly). Interesting to note this is "Release 2" so there may be a "Release 1" kicking about too. I'll do the MIDI one some other time as it's all built in to the machine now and not easy to extract because that silly zip tie fouls the podule above it.
Thanks, can you check my list at viewtopic.php?p=247292#p247292 in case you have other podule ROMs that may not be dumped.
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Pernod wrote:
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Can you check my list at viewtopic.php?p=247292#p247292 in case you have other podule ROMs that may not be dumped.
Oh I've a whole bunch - will get to them in time. I'm not sure there's massive value in some of these though - particularly when boards have lots of programmable logic (CPLDs,GALs etc)

Anyway, since it was on your "wanted" list and the podule is kicking around loose here - the pointless Laser Direct ROM is here too.

Here's also the IOpod/MIDI ROM. The date is the same as the non-MIDI version, but the part number is different and the ROM contents definitely different.
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IanJeffray wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:18 am
Anyway, since it was on your "wanted" list and the podule is kicking around loose here - the pointless Laser Direct ROM is here too.

Here's also the IOpod/MIDI ROM. The date is the same as the non-MIDI version, but the part number is different and the ROM contents definitely different.
Thanks again :)
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My Pi Pico
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Pi Pico next to AA battery, slightly larger.
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A replacement TED and 7501 for my Commodore plus 4, which has never worked (for me at least) and still didn't work after inserting the new chips. The CPU socket seemed to be really flimsy though and after replacing it, the +4 sprang into life. I don't know very much about the +4, or any of the 264 range, so am looking forward to playing with it. One thing that is immediately likeable about the machine is how little space it takes up on my desk.

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A fully refurbished model B and Master PSU (along with the bits removed) as well as a drive selectable floppy cable and some other bits. Thanks Mark!

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After recommendation from hoglet, I bought one of these:
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Haven't tried it yet though.
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geraldholdsworth wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:22 am
After recommendation from hoglet, I bought one of these:
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Haven't tried it yet though.
Interesting :-k
Please report if it is good.
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Yrrah2 wrote:
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geraldholdsworth wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:22 am
After recommendation from hoglet, I bought one of these:
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Haven't tried it yet though.
Interesting :-k
Please report if it is good.
Certainly will. I've plugged it into my Mac, but had to go searching for the software. The manual doesn't state where to get it - it just tells you how to access it through Windows!
For those that wish to know its: https://obsproject.com
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Don't suppose there's any support for Linux? I got a similar USB video recorder stick a few years ago from the middle aisle of Lidl of all places (remember supermarkets anyone?) but there is no Linux software for it, and VLC wouldn't recognise it as a capture device.
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