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by IanS
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2771
Views: 213261

Re: LOLPRICE

99.9% sure they weren't shrink wrapped. d. Not quite what I meant. I meant if games were in plastic they were usually shrink wrapped. Not that all games were shrink wrapped. I was neitehr agreeing or disagreeing that Elite cam ein plastic, just that if it did it probably wouldnt have been a bag. I ...
by IanS
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: software
Topic: RISCOS compatability?
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: RISCOS compatability?

You need to bootstrap the system to allow you to read zips.
Try installing sparkplug, that should then allow you to install sparkfs and netsurf.
https://www.4corn.co.uk/articles/sparkplug/
by IanS
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: A3000 External Ethernet Podule
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: A3000 External Ethernet Podule

With "15-pin Analogue Port", is that one of your listings?. If so, no it's not an analogue port.
"may fit other A30X0 computers", nope, A3000 is the only machine with an external podule connector.
by IanS
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 2351

Re: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018

daveejhitchins wrote:Has anyone seen or found them?

Have you contacted the show organiser to see if anything was found or handed in at the end?
by IanS
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions
Replies: 23
Views: 603

Re: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions

Cutter wrote:If there are any available, I'd like an 8bit one (for an A3000) by post.

Thank you!

Sorry, all boards are now spoken for. If I do another batch I'll start a new thread.
by IanS
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions
Replies: 23
Views: 603

Re: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions

RobC wrote:
IanS wrote:I may make another batch, but I'm going to wait a while until I've had some feedback from the people who already have boards. Who will be first to claim success (or failure :( )

Well my 8-bit podule is working happily in my A3010 with a CF card :D =D>

Excellent news, thanks for the feedback.
by IanS
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions
Replies: 23
Views: 603

Re: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions

I just about have enough PCB's to cover the people already listed in the first post. (I need to order some more of the long headers for the 8-bit boards) I'll contact you over the next week or so, to organise payment and postage, just don't expect it happen quickly. Anyone who is going to the Abug i...
by IanS
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 2351

Re: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018

flibble wrote:Have fun today, and post some pics :)

Some pics on the icon bar - http://www.iconbar.com/articles/Wakefie ... x1420.html
by IanS
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ECONET WOES
Replies: 28
Views: 983

Re: ECONET WOES

lcww1 wrote:...if you could get to Wakefield tomorrow...

The abug in June is probably closer - viewtopic.php?f=25&t=14128
by IanS
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions
Replies: 23
Views: 603

Re: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions

IanS wrote:
trixster wrote:Would love an 8bit and 16bit please! If still available, and by post!

Are you coming to wakefield? (it alters where you go on the list)

I should probably learn to read, it says "by post" in the original entry. #-o
by IanS
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions
Replies: 23
Views: 603

Re: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions

trixster wrote:Would love an 8bit and 16bit please! If still available, and by post!

Are you coming to wakefield? (it alters where you go on the list)
by IanS
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions
Replies: 23
Views: 603

Re: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions

Lists updated.

For anyone who doesn't know me. Daniel Jameson (stand 5) has agreed to act as match-maker. If you can't find me, Daniel should be able to point me out. Thanks Daniel.
by IanS
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions
Replies: 23
Views: 603

Re: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions

RobC wrote:I'd like one of the minipodule versions if still available please.

I've started a list in the original post
by IanS
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions
Replies: 23
Views: 603

IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions

With the very kind help of John Kortink, I have a small number of IDE podules available. (5 of each type) They both have 40 Pin 0.1" pitch connectors, so if you want to plug in a CF to IDE adapter you'll need to find one with a 40-pin header, or combine it with a suitable adapter. The instructi...
by IanS
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ECONET WOES
Replies: 28
Views: 983

Re: ECONET WOES

Can you post a picture of where you've attached the wires from the biasing circuit?
by IanS
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ECONET WOES
Replies: 28
Views: 983

Re: ECONET WOES

"line jammed" is usually an indication of missing terminators (or line-biasing). Every Econet should have them, so it's just one less thing to worry about.
by IanS
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ECONET WOES
Replies: 28
Views: 983

Re: ECONET WOES

Yes correct. I have my two BEEBs connected directly to the clock with no line biasing or terminators. If I need to add line biasing components as per the schematic, how is it added to the existing data pins on the clock? Is it added in parallel for example? Yes, in parallel, no need to cut any trac...
by IanS
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ECONET WOES
Replies: 28
Views: 983

Re: ECONET WOES

Is the setup two beebs, two cables and a clock? Do you have any terminator or line-biasing components - viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12580&p=161029#p161029
by IanS
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: mini-podule pin headers
Replies: 20
Views: 686

Re: mini-podule pin headers

I'm going to give a couple of these a try, next time I order from bitsbox. They look about right, I can snap 3 pins off. https://www.bitsbox.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=225_230&products_id=2521 They actually work very well. If you solder the "long" end into the PC...
by IanS
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: File system testing
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Re: File system testing

(I sort-of got a bit fed-up waiting for Baildon recreations, sorry Dave) Tut! :roll: :lol: The problem was due to ‘ringing’. So if you keep the cable short you may be OK. Most of the "cables" I'm using are effectively zero length, I'm mainly using CF to IDE adapters plugged directly onto ...
by IanS
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4546
Views: 294990

Re: Today I received.....

PCBs from OSHPark for Simon Inns’ Econet Clock v2 https://www.waitingforfriday.com/?p=19 the PCBs are two sided, as OSHPark don’t do single sided PCBs, but it should work ok - if this PCB does work, then I may have a board or two spare that I’d be happy to share.... Nice, if you only have a small n...
by IanS
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: mini-podule pin headers
Replies: 20
Views: 686

Re: mini-podule pin headers

I'm going to wire up a set of series resistors to a standard podule version some time this week, to check that it makes the difference, then probably get some more PCB's made. I'd been putting off doing this as it seemed a tedious and error-prone task, wiring up lots of resistors. I then realised I...
by IanS
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Spoofing Drive number on RiscOS
Replies: 49
Views: 973

Re: Spoofing Drive number on RiscOS

Thought about this for a couple of hours tonight and I now have a 100% robust software solution, tried and tested on my dual drive A5000. Daniel - which drive connectors did you plug your floppy and Gotek into on the A5000 PCB? I'd guess at PL10 for the floppy and PL11 for the Gotek? Or did you use...
by IanS
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: mini-podule pin headers
Replies: 20
Views: 686

Re: mini-podule pin headers

Check these: "3M 929, 2.54mm Pitch, 36 Way, 1 Row, Straight Pin Header, Through Hole" https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/pcb-headers/8277570/ https://media.rs-online.com/t_large/W8277570-01.jpg Available to back order for despatch 19/04/2018 In a Pack of 300 Per Pack* £543.30 Thanks. I only w...
by IanS
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: mini-podule pin headers
Replies: 20
Views: 686

Re: mini-podule pin headers

Fair enough, I guess. I assume this is a one-off? That doesn't sound like the kind of thing to make a habit of attempting! The one I linked to, by the way, has a board-to-pin-tip length of 21mm, which sounds very nearly ideal to me. The contact area in the mainboard connectors is going to be a lot ...
by IanS
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: mini-podule pin headers
Replies: 20
Views: 686

Re: mini-podule pin headers

But those are 25.7mm long, PCB to tip. Surely something a millimetre or two shorter is fine, but a millimetre or two longer is a problem? Things that are too long can be shortened, difficult to make things longer. I'm going to try careful use of a vice to slide the top plastic spacer down a few mm ...
by IanS
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: mini-podule pin headers
Replies: 20
Views: 686

Re: mini-podule pin headers

That diagram suggests firstly that the board to board spacing is 23mm and secondly that the pins can be up to 23mm long. Either there's an inconsistency or they've used a fairly unusual design of receptacle... This isn't ideal, because it's only 8 conductors, but it does have the merit of existing....
by IanS
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: mini-podule pin headers
Replies: 20
Views: 686

Re: mini-podule pin headers

Have you got the A3000 TRM? I'm sure there's a diagram in there showing the internal expansion dimensions, along with the circuit and layout of the internal User port/MIDI podule? Ah ha, I had a zip of the diagrams from the A3K TRM, it wan't in there. But you are right, it is in the TRM, page 35 - ...
by IanS
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: mini-podule pin headers
Replies: 20
Views: 686

Re: mini-podule pin headers

Does anyone know what the official height should be? In the podule spec - http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~theom/riscos/docs/expspec.pdf it refers to - The physical dimensions and component clearance dimensions of the mini expansion card are specified in the drawing called the Mini Expansion Upgra...
by IanS
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: mini-podule pin headers
Replies: 20
Views: 686

Re: mini-podule pin headers

And a supplier... https://www.toby.co.uk/board-to-board-pcb-connectors/254mm-headers/ I can't quite see a suitable candidate, from the spec sheet https://www.toby.co.uk/uploads/publications/1326.pdf I think I'm looking for EW-17-??-S-600 EW with Tail 17 - pins (loger could be cut down. S- Single Ro...