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by daveejhitchins
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: general
Topic: Electron Forever E-Magazine Issue 1
Replies: 16
Views: 247

Re: Electron Forever E-Magazine Issue 1

Well, I'm loving it . . . Who could ask for more . . .

Took ages to download (for whatever reason) but well worth the wait - still reading it . . .

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1924

Re: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018

Apologies to everyone that attended Wakefield today from both my wife and I. ....from I ???? [-X Jonathan . . . Are you being picky again? If English were my first language I might fair better - as it is I learned (to) dribble first - and never recovered :lol: And more to the point - I don't have a...
by daveejhitchins
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Decompiler Expert Just Joined
Replies: 11
Views: 250

Re: Decompiler Expert Just Joined

Welcome to the Forum, Jeremy . . . Enjoy . . .

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC
Replies: 427
Views: 37162

Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Well, it looks like there's still a demand for the MGC MK I - So, while I work on MK II I'll do another batch of the MK I. I'll take the opportunity to rearrange the software in the Main, 1st, 16K block to be able the run DavidB's scrolling intro, just at power-up. I'll also work to remove (unplug) ...
by daveejhitchins
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 34
Views: 2605

Re: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Think I may have talked Mrs H into taking a caravan holiday just at the right time. So I may be attending - however, just as a visitor, for a change - all tree days, of course :D

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1924

Re: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018

Elminster wrote: :shock: You are going to buy Dave!? Good choice.

:shock: :-k [-X

Dave H :lol:
by daveejhitchins
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1924

Re: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018

I may need a larger table, next year . . .

IMG_2274.jpg


Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1924

Re: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018

Apologies to everyone that attended Wakefield today from both my wife and I.

:oops:
IMG_2276.jpg
This is what we left at home - accidently! . . . Sorry!


Dave H :D

p.s. Just had a slice - Mmmmmmm! :lol:
by daveejhitchins
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Add a second floppy to Archs without support (i.e. extra Gotek)
Replies: 18
Views: 772

Re: Add a second floppy to Archs without support (i.e. extra Gotek)

The spare pcbs are now spoken for, but I’m going to order another, larger, batch of pcbs from TechBridge, so there will be some more of these for anyone that wants one. ‘Till then, there will be a short delay. Have a word with Henry (techbridge) about a scored panel. He's very helpful . . . Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions
Replies: 22
Views: 419

Re: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions

Could you bring me a Mini Podule, please Ian . . . For a.n.other! Although I was thinking of reverse engineering it :mrgreen:

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: SWRAM protection at power down
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: SWRAM protection at power down

To overcome this issue in the ABR I use a DS1210 - specifically designed for the job.

Datasheet here.

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1924

Re: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018

I should be there for an 8am start :D Mrs H may be my driver :shock: :lol:

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design
Replies: 279
Views: 20080

Re: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design

Budgie wrote:Do you have any AP5s and cases still available please ? I’ve sent you a PM,.

PM sent . . .
by daveejhitchins
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design
Replies: 279
Views: 20080

Re: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design

jms2 wrote:One thing to look out for though - one of the M3 nuts wasn't an M3 nut! It was slightly taller than the others, and didn't fit. 1/8" BSW perhaps?

Hmmm! Sorry about that - They were taken from a new bag of M3 nuts from Rapid!

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Where to start resurrecting a RiscPC 700
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: Where to start resurrecting a RiscPC 700

Welcome to the Forum, VectorEyes . . . Enjoy . . .

Good luck with your restoration. It may take awhile but well worth the end result. Lots of options for Floppy and Hard Drive replacements.

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: MAME: Video handling
Replies: 38
Views: 1725

Re: MAME: Video handling

One thing to be aware of with Southern Belle is that if there are additional ROMs in the system, then it doesn't seem to work quite right, because of the additional interrupt service time. This is one of the issues that I wanted to 'fix' for the MGC e.g. disabling all ROMs other than the OS, BASIC ...
by daveejhitchins
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4539
Views: 293778

Re: Today I received.....

Another box of delights from Dave H :D Glad it arrived intact. I'll take this opportunity to raise a potential problem for AP5 kit units: The 2 x 20 way connectors, for the User Ports, are new - old stock. I've noticed, when I've been building them, that the pins have become 'aged'. So I've been pr...
by daveejhitchins
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Needham EMP-20 Device Programmer
Replies: 17
Views: 1910

Re: Needham EMP-20 Device Programmer

Can you recall what the "correct" DC plug was please? I have just picked up an EMP-20 and what looked like a 5.5mmx2.5mm power adapter socket isn't :-( Sorry, I've been through my photos and it looks like I didn't take any of the power adaptor :( Maybe one of the 'new' owners would be abl...
by daveejhitchins
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: New guy
Replies: 16
Views: 360

Re: New guy

Welcome to the Forum, FelisSapien . . . Enjoy . . .

Good luck with your coding - We expect greatness :mrgreen:

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: AP5, Pegasus/AP3-4/EUPURS Metal Case Design
Replies: 24
Views: 1289

Re: AP5, Pegasus/AP3-4/EUPURS Metal Case Design

JonC wrote:Very nice, those look really professional Dave.

Thanks . . . I can look back now and - yes, it was worth the hassle - chuffed :D

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: AP5, Pegasus/AP3-4/EUPURS Metal Case Design
Replies: 24
Views: 1289

Re: AP5, Pegasus/AP3-4/EUPURS Metal Case Design

Pegasus Case:

Case Kit.jpg
Case Kit
Front View Plus 1.jpg
Front View Fitted Into Plus 1
Rear View.jpg
Back View
Lid Fitted.jpg
Case Lid fited
Rear View Plus 1.jpg
Back View Fitted Into Plus 1
Board Fitted.jpg
Board Fitted


Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Soldering and Hotair station options
Replies: 31
Views: 959

Re: Soldering and Hotair station options

I tried one of those, it was "ok" but slow and cumbersome and not much better than solder wick. After one 40 pin DIP I'd had enough and bought this: and bought this: A slightly lower cost version here . Just a slightly different case. There's also this review here . And this is the one CP...
by daveejhitchins
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design
Replies: 279
Views: 20080

Re: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design

1024MAK wrote:I'm perfectly happy to have a kit with case instead.

Kit it is . . .

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design
Replies: 279
Views: 20080

Re: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design

Elminster wrote:I want mine in rainbow strips.


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Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: AP5, Pegasus/AP3-4/EUPURS Metal Case Design
Replies: 24
Views: 1289

Re: AP5, Pegasus/AP3-4/EUPURS Metal Case Design

EUPERS Case: Note: This was the most difficult one and the case can only be used if you are NOT using the battery! It involves: 1) A track cut - to isolate the centre battery connection. 2) Enlarging the centre battery connector hole. 3) Marking and drilling 2 more holes using the Case as a template...
by daveejhitchins
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Elk advice
Replies: 14
Views: 427

Re: Elk advice

dominicbeesley wrote:Hopefully nothing too invasive for now, just socketing the CPU! and maybe fitting a heatsink to the ULA...

=D>

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design
Replies: 279
Views: 20080

Re: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design

Here at last . . . AP5 with case:
Stage 1.jpg
Build stage #1

Kit.jpg
Case kit

Front.jpg
Front view

Stage 4.jpg
Build stage #4 and back view

Stage 3.jpg
Build stage #3

Stage 2.jpg
Build stage #2

Elk View Back.jpg
Fitted into Plus 1 - Electron back view

Elk View Front.jpg
Fitted into Plus 1 - Electron front view


Sorry about the 'colours' of the images and focus - rushed it :roll:

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Elk advice
Replies: 14
Views: 427

Re: Elk advice

dominicbeesley wrote:I'm going to have labotomise the poor thing...

[-( :-#

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn Electron modern storage solutions question
Replies: 26
Views: 996

Re: Acorn Electron modern storage solutions question

On order: AP5, BeebSCSI, ADFS Rom, AP6 Rom and memory. Questions\thoughts:- Using the above equipment, could I build a floppy disc controller which connects to a user port and use a gotek flashyfloppy? If so what would I need? There's an MMB version that works with the AP5. Dave (Hoglet) will proba...