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by daveejhitchins
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield RISC OS show 21st April 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1291

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: 19835

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: 19835

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: 2
Views: 101

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: 1539

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: 4538
Views: 293034

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: 1863

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: 15
Views: 222

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: 1231

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: 1231

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: 29
Views: 810

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: 19835

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: 19835

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

Elminster wrote:I want mine in rainbow strips.


Emoji.png
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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: 1231

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: 379

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: 19835

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: 379

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: 890

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...
by daveejhitchins
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: B+128 keystrip & upper case
Replies: 30
Views: 797

Re: B+128 keystrip & upper case

marcusjambler wrote:Could be Semi Gloss.

Of course it is . . .

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Looking for a 3D OXO / Connect 4 type game
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Looking for a 3D OXO / Connect 4 type game

AndyF wrote:just the graphical output is not quite as polished as the version I indicated


Well . . . There's a challenge for someone =D>

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: B+128 keystrip & upper case
Replies: 30
Views: 797

Re: B+128 keystrip & upper case

The colour I've been given for the range of new cases I'm having made is: BS10B17 Oatmeal (the actual number they gave was BS10B17 SG - not sure what the SG stands for, though). Paint Colour.png Although this is really a third-hand colour match e.g. Originally taken from an Electron case for the AP3...
by daveejhitchins
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: IntegraB PAL Decoding
Replies: 35
Views: 1429

Re: PAL Decoding

KenLowe wrote:@Prime has already offered to remove the two PALs from my board. Would that ultimately be the better way to go here??? I don't have the tools to do that without potentially damaging the PALs.


Open the box . . . Sorry, meant to say 'take the offer' - So much easier . . .

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Pegasus, New AP5 and New AP3/4 Painted Metal case
Replies: 28
Views: 2006

Re: Pegasus, New AP5 and New AP3/4 Painted Metal case

An up date and explanation of the appalling delay in the manufacture and delivery of the metal cases. None of my holidays, visits to look after my Dad and time in hospital has contributed to any delay. The order was placed with the fabricators at the back-end of September! Broken laser, catching up ...
by daveejhitchins
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: A new member
Replies: 17
Views: 358

Re: A new member

Welcome to the forum, Eric . . . Enjoy . . .

Interesting history . . .

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design
Replies: 279
Views: 19835

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

emeu1 wrote:I have the same question.
Also interested in an AP5 (and also a floppy interface that would fit in one of the cartridge slots of a Plus 1).

Best regards,

Erik

pm sent . . .

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Upgrading my BBC B+ 64K
Replies: 57
Views: 5130

Re: Upgrading my BBC B+ 64K

Col . . . .

You did know I sell these for £0.96 each - - - didn't you? And postage at cost . . . :?

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Soldering and Hotair station options
Replies: 29
Views: 810

Re: Soldering and Hotair station options

CMcDougall wrote:would these do the same thing??

Yes and no . . . It would be a lot harder with the hot-air blower than a desolder station and more likely to do damage!

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Soldering and Hotair station options
Replies: 29
Views: 810

Re: Soldering and Hotair station options

I had two . . . The one I kept is an Ungar - the one I let go was a Pace - but I can't remember who I gave/sold it to (if it's YOU then I've found some more bit and pieces for it, so contact me!) I think Weller may have taken-over Ungar, as some of the images (Google) show a similar set-up with thei...