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Post by DaveBurke » Tue May 15, 2018 8:55 pm

Hello folks,

Just found your forum, and descended into a big pit of nostalgia. My first computer was an Electron (I was about eight), then sold it to buy a BBC Micro B a few years later.

Those things got me hooked on programming, and I now make a decent living from it many years later - although computer games are a bit different these days.

I recently pulled my Beeb down from the loft, and obviously the PSU exploded. My 4 year old son (who was having fun playing games on the Beeb at the time) thought this was absolutely brilliant. He's a big fan of Daddy's old computer that lets the magic smoke out and goes BANG!

I have replacement caps on the way from Retroclinic, I think this one is broken:
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So, hello!

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Post by Elminster » Tue May 15, 2018 9:10 pm

Hello and Welcome.

Yes generally kids like exploded Acorn's but spouses are less keen.

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Post by DaveBurke » Tue May 15, 2018 9:14 pm

Haha, yeah. She wasn't keen.

"Well, that's going in the bin then!"

Noooo, I can fix it :)

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Post by tricky » Tue May 15, 2018 9:26 pm

Welcome, we usually warn people about the caps, but it seems you don't need warning ;)
Have you found bbcmicro.co.uk yet?

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Post by DaveBurke » Tue May 15, 2018 9:30 pm

No warning required! I'm quite handy with a soldering iron, so this sort of thing isn't a problem. I really enjoy mending things.

Oh my word, I hadn't seen that website, thanks!

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Post by davidb » Tue May 15, 2018 9:56 pm

Welcome! :D

It sounds like you need to get yourself another Electron. ;)
DaveBurke wrote:I recently pulled my Beeb down from the loft, and obviously the PSU exploded. My 4 year old son (who was having fun playing games on the Beeb at the time) thought this was absolutely brilliant. He's a big fan of Daddy's old computer that lets the magic smoke out and goes BANG!
Normally kids won't believe you if you tell them that the special effects were better on the 8-bit machines! :lol:

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Post by daveejhitchins » Wed May 16, 2018 4:34 am

Welcome to the Forum, Dave . . . Enjoy . . .

Electrons don't explode - but I suppose BBCs are OK :roll: :lol:

Dave H :D
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Post by Multiwizard » Wed May 16, 2018 4:53 am

Hi Dave,

welcome to this great Forum... :D


Greetings from my little Dutch Acorn Attic, Wim... :-)

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Re: Hello!

Post by DutchAcorn » Wed May 16, 2018 5:33 am

Welcome to Stardot Dave! Have fun with the BBC! :D

Any further plans with it after the caps are replaced?
Paul

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Post by DaveBurke » Wed May 16, 2018 7:32 am

I'm thinking Raspberry Pi Tube :)

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