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by vanpeebles
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: Viewdata Service

I think I would of been on it, mid 90s, I still have the letters somewhere. It had kind of been left alone even then. You wrote and got a demo time limited account, and were meant to pay a sub once it ran out, but the demo account just kept going.
by vanpeebles
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Viewdata Service
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: Viewdata Service

Some years ago, I used a viewdata service called silicon village. I had email via my speccy, and would email my pc owning friends, much to their amusement. :lol:
by vanpeebles
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4538
Views: 293072

Re: Today I received.....

lazarusr wrote:and I have the power to sentence people to very long prison terms.


Do the other ones also have this? It never seems to be used these days :lol:
by vanpeebles
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: B+128 keystrip & upper case
Replies: 30
Views: 808

Re: B+128 keystrip & upper case

The B+ seems to be the forgotten Beeb.
by vanpeebles
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: general
Topic: Maplin Electronics in administration
Replies: 79
Views: 3102

Re: Maplin Electronics in administration

I agree! I had an old ibook G4, that recently I dug out to remove the SSD IDE drive to use in something else, already the plastics had degraded, and were brittle/broken in places. They are rubbish inside, not to mention the use of glue arl ower.
by vanpeebles
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4538
Views: 293072

Re: Today I received.....

A Pi 3B+ :D ... that doesn't seem work with the official PSU :( ... so investigating that. No amazing projects planned, just like seeing what the wee beasties can do. When I can get them to power up, of course! :roll: I read somewhere that the new one draws more power, and needs a beefier PSU :)
by vanpeebles
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: No more leaded solder
Replies: 47
Views: 1361

Re: No more leaded solder

Everyone should have paid attention to my Hakko url link, that explains lead pipes too! Hikaru What?! That is terribly dangerous, isn't it? Mr.Yokoo No, it is not always dangerous. When lead is combined with carbonic acid and oxygen dissolved in water, a film of lead compound (2PbCO3・Pb(OH)2) is dep...
by vanpeebles
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: general
Topic: Maplin Electronics in administration
Replies: 79
Views: 3102

Re: Maplin Electronics in administration

Prime wrote:Well just been to Coventry maplin and spent nearly £100 :) Closing down sale discounts of up to 50%......


Did you buy two HDMI leads? :lol:
by vanpeebles
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Sega Mega Drive II with Mega-CD and 32x
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Re: Sega Mega Drive II with Mega-CD and 32x

Do you have all the cables? It should have an av connector between the two, then the final output.
by vanpeebles
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: No more leaded solder
Replies: 47
Views: 1361

Re: No more leaded solder

http://www.hakko.com/english/hikaru/pages/story8.html

It's all explained there in the adventures of Hikaru. Mr Yokoo knows his stuff!
by vanpeebles
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: No more leaded solder
Replies: 47
Views: 1361

Re: No more leaded solder

Pleased I've got a good few rolls in storage. I never got on with the lead free :(
by vanpeebles
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: A special day for a very special computer!
Replies: 13
Views: 585

Re: A special day for a very special computer!

The design still looks great now. Awesome little machine.
by vanpeebles
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Tube Elite with hardware outputs
Replies: 14
Views: 796

Re: Tube Elite with hardware outputs

Will you be building a big enclosed cabin with lots of gauges? 8)
by vanpeebles
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Good, modern, SCART TV
Replies: 28
Views: 998

Re: Good, modern, SCART TV

It's one of those SCART RGB to HDMI black metal boxes from Amazon, connected to an Acorn Electron running on a 1080p HD TV. I think they are great boxes, I use all my old consoles on it. This was a snes on it:

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by vanpeebles
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Good, modern, SCART TV
Replies: 28
Views: 998

Re: Good, modern, SCART TV

The quality of those small metal scart to hdmi boxes is excellent!

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by vanpeebles
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: general
Topic: Maplin Electronics in administration
Replies: 79
Views: 3102

Re: Maplin Electronics in administration

I guess the internets has done for a lot, but Maplin was a shadow of it's former self. I can remember in the mid 80s, we had an Amstrad TV, which was complete crap, and constantly breaking down. My Dad was constantly battling to keep it running. We used to get our parts from a large old skool electr...
by vanpeebles
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Work experience BITD - claims to fame, and infamy
Replies: 15
Views: 983

Re: Work experience BITD - claims to fame, and infamy

Did it glow in the dark? :lol:
by vanpeebles
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4538
Views: 293072

Re: Today I received.....

Big bobbin!
by vanpeebles
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4538
Views: 293072

Re: Today I received.....

Chinesey?
by vanpeebles
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Computer ad and review compilations
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Re: Computer ad and review compilations

You can just imagine the heat and smell of hot electronics from that huge long row of tellies.
by vanpeebles
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?
Replies: 102
Views: 6667

Re: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?

Hi Andy, how are you doing? I used to get AlchNews, years ago :D
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 66
Views: 2455

Re: Which soldering iron?

I was dragging solder round like a pro on a veroboard. I didn't want to either! :oops:
by vanpeebles
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 66
Views: 2455

Re: Which soldering iron?

Hehehe, I also like:

Hikaru: I'm a working member of society starting today. I feel the pressure. I'm the only new employee here? I wonder if I will have an opportunity to have a party with new women employees?
by vanpeebles
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 66
Views: 2455

Re: Which soldering iron?

I did a load of soldering last night with the Hakko, and it's a joy. It just stays hot but never burns, it's ideal for a newbie like myself. My wiring looks a bit rough and ready, just needs testing now :lol: Also the Hakko is great because it has little cartoons on their website. http://www.hakko.c...
by vanpeebles
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A blitter for the beeb?
Replies: 57
Views: 3364

Re: A blitter for the beeb?

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4538
Views: 293072

Re: Today I received.....

That looks like it belongs with the Foil Silver cover Atari 2600 or Intellivision games by Imagic.
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4538
Views: 293072

Re: Today I received.....

Good work on the toastrack, some canny games there too!
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4538
Views: 293072

Re: Today I received.....

Just needs Emma Peel to go with it! :mrgreen: