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by Elminster
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: Is there still any interest for Atom2k15 boards
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Is there still any interest for Atom2k15 boards

I am thinking that if another run is done and can get a.n.other FPGA replacement for the GODIL and the price is not to bad then I could well be a +1
by Elminster
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Just dug out my old beeb
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Just dug out my old beeb

flaxcottage wrote:I do love the smell of burning caps in the morning! Ha ha.


I think you proved even if you have changed them they may give you a smelly surprise :twisted:

Or perhaps you did it on purpose because you are hooked on the smell. Have you gone to CSA (caps sniffers anonymous)?
by Elminster
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Just dug out my old beeb
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Just dug out my old beeb

As tricky says, hammer away on them for a while often fixes. Then there are all sorts of clean tricks Then checking tracks. If all else fails it is new keys, but the above usually work. The only time I have had to replace them was when the keys have physically perished or the shaft broke off. Only a...
by Elminster
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BeebSCSI mini
Replies: 37
Views: 1329

Re: BeebSCSI mini

Okay I am converted. +1 for me as well.

Thanks.
by Elminster
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: AtoMMC on the Beeb's 1mhz bus.
Replies: 28
Views: 270

Re: AtoMMC on the Beeb's 1mhz bus.

Well I dont need another storage device but the beebscsi device does sound much more than a storage device, perhaps I might go over to minscsi thread and +1 myself.
by Elminster
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: AtoMMC on the Beeb's 1mhz bus.
Replies: 28
Views: 270

Re: AtoMMC on the Beeb's 1mhz bus.

Freeing up the user port is the main point here. If mmfs can be made to play with the beebscsi hardware over the 1MHz bus that would seem to be a good solution? No having to invent new hardware etc? d. As I dont need one anyway I am not fused. I just wondered if the opposite might be true, overload...
by Elminster
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: AtoMMC on the Beeb's 1mhz bus.
Replies: 28
Views: 270

Re: AtoMMC on the Beeb's 1mhz bus.

Or you could just use a BeebSCSI - It provides up to 512Gbs of SCSI storage via an SD card (and has a FAT FS layer so you can simply copy images to and from the sdcard from a PC). Or both. Tweak BeedbSCSI to allow .ssd on 1Mhz. And buuild new AtoMMCBeeB on User port (And use Sweh/Sydney hacks to ad...
by Elminster
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: AtoMMC on the Beeb's 1mhz bus.
Replies: 28
Views: 270

Re: AtoMMC on the Beeb's 1mhz bus.

sydney wrote:Would it be possible to connect a raspberry pi 0 w to the 1mhz port and use its storage and wireless capabilities?


If you mean pi acting as a full symbiotic entiy, I would be all for that, but that sounds like a much more complex project. I think I asked a similar question with pitubedirect.
by Elminster
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: *RENAME BeebSCSI BeebElectronSCSI (With AP5!)
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: *RENAME BeebSCSI BeebElectronSCSI (With AP5!)

Goods news, but not convinced about the rename :)
by Elminster
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: ICE T65/Z80/6809
Replies: 347
Views: 17381

Re: ICE T65/Z80/6809

Well that is 4 interested in ice t, and if it could fit in Roland's board I should think would be more interest. So sounds like demand for a small run of 10 or so boards is on the cards.
by Elminster
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC
Replies: 405
Views: 24777

Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Sounds good to me, you can put me down for one if you have enough plasticine, but might as well wait till ready to ship AP5 and save even more in postage! Sorry, AP5 has its own little box! :roll: Dave H :D Okay well I will pay in one go then. Hopefully arrive at the same time so the postman only k...
by Elminster
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: ICE T65/Z80/6809
Replies: 347
Views: 17381

Re: ICE T65/Z80/6809

Same person I ordered from except I did from .co.uk rather than .com, hence different link.

So if enough clearance I am hoping board and interface could also be used on Roland's Atom pcb? Two birds with one hybrid board if you will.
by Elminster
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: cc65 C Cross Compiler
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: cc65 C Cross Compiler

Have you seen this thread?

puppeh's GCC6 for 6502

It is based on (bits of) cc65 as well
by Elminster
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: ICE T65/Z80/6809
Replies: 347
Views: 17381

Re: ICE T65/Z80/6809

I wouldn't recommend this as a first try at SMD soldering. It's a brace of super fine pitch devices and a metric shtonne of tiny passives. I'm more than happy to solder the fella up for you if you ship me the bits. I need to prod Jason for some more info about what to solder where as well. It would...
by Elminster
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4020
Views: 201785

Re: Today I received.....

Lardo Boffin wrote:Although how I am going to fit it in with the sideways ROM card that is already in there I have no idea... :shock:


I hear a dremel is the go to tool 8)
by Elminster
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4020
Views: 201785

Re: Today I received.....

jonb wrote:What is it?


Clearly you have been asleep for the last 6 months if you need to ask that :evil:
by Elminster
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC
Replies: 405
Views: 24777

Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Sounds good to me, you can put me down for one if you have enough plasticine, but might as well wait till ready to ship AP5 and save even more in postage!
by Elminster
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: ICE T65/Z80/6809
Replies: 347
Views: 17381

Re: ICE T65/Z80/6809

Yes I ordered one at the same time. And a 16ch Spartan based Logic Analyser as well, in case I don tget an ICE T anytime soon.

With the fake Saleae 8ch I already have and my 2 ch Rigol OS I can pretty much sort of monitor everything.
by Elminster
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: ICE T65/Z80/6809
Replies: 347
Views: 17381

Re: ICE T65/Z80/6809

Thinking about converting the 50pin GODIL, I think hacking off the sockets is the easiest way. Then, there's the question of finding a surface mount/solder tail 40 pin DIL header. Only one I found in stock is £5 . Sounds like hard work for a possibly botchy solution. I have taken a chance and order...
by Elminster
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4020
Views: 201785

Re: Today I received.....

Now what has Rob sent me now (thanks) ..... I shall shall tell my wife I am busy tonight

First to post VideoNula errotica ?
by Elminster
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC
Replies: 405
Views: 24777

Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Oops I forgot to ask. Are they all pre-taken or on demand ordering (I really need a 3d printer). And how much were they? They look pretty snazzy. I think my MGC would like a case.
by Elminster
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting

I write on Mac in bbedit, crunch it using the mdfs *crunch, makes it unreadable though which is a bit of a debugging pain. You can also hack the files up to crunch and then *lik as well if not enough memory to crunch them. Was on my todo list to do some sort of Mac runableble basic cruncher and do i...
by Elminster
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: Graphics Extension ROM based Game - experimenting

Master with shadow and HiBASIC (ad copro) will give you 44k usable if you need more.But the thing about Basic is it is to blow that as well, then you will just have to start crunching.
by Elminster
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: ICE T65/Z80/6809
Replies: 347
Views: 17381

Re: ICE T65/Z80/6809

1024MAK wrote:Or solder dragging with a normal iron...


That to.
(Was so tempting to to say I only do dragging at the weekend, and never with soldiers, but I have resisted)
by Elminster
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: ICE T65/Z80/6809
Replies: 347
Views: 17381

Re: ICE T65/Z80/6809

The board Jason has done looks pretty simple, shame it has two multi pin SMDs on it, that is a bit beyond my soldering skills I should think (I might be able to but I would more likely mess them up). Jason obviously designed for people with soldering skils like himself, I dont know if there is a way...
by Elminster
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: ICE T65/Z80/6809
Replies: 347
Views: 17381

Re: ICE T65/Z80/6809

Also where does that leave anyone want to do a run of Roland's ATOM boards which use the GODIL, I will perhaps dig the thread for that up later and post the question on there. It might be a nice idea to have a replacement for the GODIL. Just imagine that you destroy the GODIL in the Atom :shock: Wo...
by Elminster
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: ICE T65/Z80/6809
Replies: 347
Views: 17381

Re: ICE T65/Z80/6809

You would need either a bare module, or the 40 pin one. The 50 pin one has IDC connectors soldered to the bottom which would have to be desoldered. Why not contact Trenz and ask them? Roland has found them quite helpful in the past. I was going to email them once I had some cash, but sounds like Ed...
by Elminster
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: ICE T65/Z80/6809
Replies: 347
Views: 17381

Re: ICE T65/Z80/6809

I was thinking of getting a couple of GODILs for an ICE T65 and maybe build an Atom clone. But I noticed GODIL 40 pins are out of stock. I wonder if they will come back in again as Spart 3e wax discontinued a while ago. Still some 50 pin ones, not sure if they can be modified. If they don't come bac...
by Elminster
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 38
Views: 1177

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Hmm my auto news alerts on my phone did not tell me this sad and important new, was all Wimbledon and such like.
by Elminster
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 38
Views: 1177

Re: Acorn Art Thread

Great program. I now have the theme tune on in my head.....

Good pictures as usual.

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