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by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4279
Views: 239140

Re: Today I received.....

Just needs Emma Peel to go with it! :mrgreen:
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 36
Views: 341

Re: Which soldering iron?

It's to go on a veroboard. To cut a long story short I recently got a x68000 with one fitted that works fine. I got another x68000, which is faulty and I'm hoping to get it working by replacing the PSU with a modern one, and duplicating the circuit as fitted to the other one.
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 36
Views: 341

Re: Which soldering iron?

Hehe well it does involve soldering :D
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 36
Views: 341

Re: Which soldering iron?

Ordered a small kit of that :) The resistor is for the little board on here: https://nfggames.com/nfg/x68repair/ This is what I ordered http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2W-4-7K-ohm-Chunky-Resistor-5-Yellow-Violet-Red-Gold/122573886694?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 A resist...
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2485
Views: 175250

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

That looks very interesting :shock:
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4279
Views: 239140

Re: Today I received.....

Oh wow, now that IS lovely! 8)
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 36
Views: 341

Re: Which soldering iron?

Erk, I just ordered a flux pen too. A Kester 951?
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 36
Views: 341

Re: Which soldering iron?

Ordered a small kit of that :) The resistor is for the little board on here:

https://nfggames.com/nfg/x68repair/

This is what I ordered

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2W-4-7K-ohm-C ... 2749.l2649
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 36
Views: 341

Re: Which soldering iron?

Can anyone recommend a good no clean flux, or what is best? I also need a 4.7k ohm resistor but not sure if I have got the right thing?
by vanpeebles
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 36
Views: 341

Re: Which soldering iron?

I bought a Hakko from Dancap after recommendations on threads here, and it's bloody brilliant. I was always a reluctant solderer, and a bit scared of it to be honest, but with the Hakko it's a pleasure!
by vanpeebles
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Electron Forever (the fanzine)
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: Electron Forever (the fanzine)

Looks great, the hardest part about doing a fanzine is getting regular copy. See if you can press gang some people into being regulator contributors.
by vanpeebles
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2485
Views: 175250

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Clockhoss! 8)
by vanpeebles
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4279
Views: 239140

Re: Today I received.....

"Just give me a ZX81 and I'll rule the world"
by vanpeebles
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Model B takes up smoking
Replies: 39
Views: 1128

Re: BBC Model B takes up smoking

I was purely asking as a noggin who didn't want to end up with curly teeth :mrgreen:
by vanpeebles
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Mystery object, fits Econet socket
Replies: 19
Views: 481

Re: Mystery object, fits Econet socket

Roswell Alien Technology! 8)
by vanpeebles
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Z80 on a BBC B
Replies: 30
Views: 523

Re: Z80 on a BBC B

I think they are just normal drives but part of the torch z80 set up. They are not switchable either :(

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by vanpeebles
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Z80 on a BBC B
Replies: 30
Views: 523

Re: Z80 on a BBC B

I have a Torch disk unit and rom I'd be happy to sell. The torch z80 card is missing but they are available new on ebay.
by vanpeebles
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Megadrive 1 power regulators
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Re: Megadrive 1 power regulators

https://mdpal60.net/wiki/megadrive/regionmod/start that seems a good one for the region mod.
by vanpeebles
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Megadrive 1 power regulators
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Re: Megadrive 1 power regulators

I'm not too sure, both of mine where already done when I got them, they have metal toggle switches on the back :)
by vanpeebles
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Model B takes up smoking
Replies: 39
Views: 1128

Re: BBC Model B takes up smoking

Ah when I did the Master, it was left for a number of days but I was still a bit weary :) So you touch the points of a single capacitor together?
by vanpeebles
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Model B takes up smoking
Replies: 39
Views: 1128

Re: BBC Model B takes up smoking

How long could a BBC PSU capacitor hold a charge for? When I did the ones in my Master I left it turned off for a day, flicked switch on and off etc. I'm still very wary of working on electronics. In general, there isn't a simple answer to this, as it depends on the circuit, the voltage and the cap...
by vanpeebles
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Megadrive 1 power regulators
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Re: Megadrive 1 power regulators

While it is in bits, you might as well wire up a 50/60hz switch and a region switch too :)
by vanpeebles
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Megadrive 1 power regulators
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Re: Megadrive 1 power regulators

I'm a Megadrive fanboy, and the Z80 does the sound :)
by vanpeebles
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Elite Dangerous
Replies: 35
Views: 1919

Re: Elite Dangerous

Vega 64 gfx card and a 1950X Threadripper. The horse power is there but not the drivers yet I think :lol:

Yep those are captures from the PC.

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