ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?

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Re: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?

Post by BigEd » Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:43 pm

I see the new kickstarter is about to open, 9pm tomorrow (Tuesday), for the second set of machines, with an early bird discount for the first 100. Sign up here for notification:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sp ... xt-issue-2

They will, I think, build exactly as many as people pledge for. There will probably be some re-sales on ebay - possible at extreme prices.

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Re: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?

Post by pixelblip » Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:16 pm

I don't like that keybaord! Give me a BBC keyboard any day!
I am more tempted to get an MSX if I am honest.

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Post by 0xC0DE » Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:23 pm

Pledged! Am I still welcome on this forum after this? :shock:
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Post by Elminster » Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:30 pm

0xC0DE wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:23 pm
Pledged! Am I still welcome on this forum after this? :shock:
Did you get an Early Bird?

£450,000 in first 30 mins. Not pledging myself, just watching.

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Post by jregel » Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:41 pm

I backed it too. While it's cost more than I was originally expecting, there's a lot less risk than the first Kickstarter as the team and product are both proven.

One of the main reasons I've backed it is the BeebFPGA port. That made it a must-have purchase.
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Post by 0xC0DE » Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:48 pm

Elminster wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:30 pm
0xC0DE wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:23 pm
Pledged! Am I still welcome on this forum after this? :shock:
Did you get an Early Bird?

£450,000 in first 30 mins. Not pledging myself, just watching.
I tried but the pledge timed out. So I went for the accelerated version. I am backer #737. That's how fast it went
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Re: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?

Post by Elminster » Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:06 am

If it had been next year I might have gone for one, but too many things requiring cash in a year where cash is harder to come by this time around. Maybe for campaign 3 ..., :)

Edit: plus I don’t physical have anymore space.
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Post by dominicbeesley » Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:14 am

I got one...i even managed an early bird one.

Not sure what I'll do with it yet

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Post by jregel » Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:35 am

dominicbeesley wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:14 am
I got one...i even managed an early bird one.

Not sure what I'll do with it yet

D
Add the Blitter board to the BeebFPGA port...? :-)
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Post by dominicbeesley » Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:54 am

That's certainly a possibility...not sure how much space is left in the core but should be possible

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Post by Arcadian » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:04 pm

Managed to get a pledge in with 30 mins to go :)
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Post by 0xC0DE » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:07 am

Good for you Dave! I was ready to be one of the first 100 backers but of course ended up being the 737th backer :mrgreen:
And so the long wait begins....
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Post by KenLowe » Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:16 pm

0xC0DE wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:07 am
Good for you Dave! I was ready to be one of the first 100 backers but of course ended up being the 737th backer :mrgreen:
And so the long wait begins....
And I'm backer 3456 :) Was disappointed with missing out on the first batch, so pleased to be part of this second round.

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Post by northernbob » Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:11 pm

on a next with the pi fitted. (lets assume for a second its the pi zero W)

...and the wifi board plugged into the fpga.,,,,isnt the transfer rate between the 2 wifi chips far faster than through the gpio pins?

would it be possible to get the pitube interface routed via wifi ?
(am assuming flipping the core to an arm chip of some sort)

OR is there some other software to get the 2 chips talking, like avalanche or similar?

Has anyone tried running risc os on the fpga board with an arm core eg this or smaller......https://opencores.org/projects/amber

EDIT...the transfer rate on the plug in wifi board seems to be much lower than i realised. SO i guess atmo this isnt a viable option (

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