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Greetings and salutations

Postby UKRMMC » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:25 pm

Hi,I'm Jason. After my beloved but unfortunately neglected childhood B+ was stolen I ended up binging on emulators and thought I should maybe sign up here to share where that has lead me. I've forgotten so much so have decided the best way to learn is to build my own Beeb. I'm wanting to use any original parts that are still in production, a small FPGA for those that aren't, and include as much original I/O as possible and practical to allow using original addons. I'm sure this has been done many times before so if anyone knows which thread I should join to talk about it it would be much appreciated.

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Re: Greetings and salutations

Postby davidb » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:33 pm

Welcome! :D

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Re: Greetings and salutations

Postby Multiwizard » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:12 pm

Hi Jason,

welcome to this great Forum... :D

Greetings from my little Dutch Acorn Attic, Wim... :-)

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Re: Greetings and salutations

Postby tricky » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:57 pm

Welcome, I don't know of anyone who had built a beeb from scratch, other than I did see a couple of new old stock bare boards a few years back.

I'm sure you have been scanning the threads already, but you might like to look at the Video NULA (new ULA) project (also used for SpectROM) as a modern replacement for the custom video ULA.

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Re: Greetings and salutations

Postby roland » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:24 pm

Hello Jason,

Welcome to this forum. Enjoy your visits here.

If you want to read about a new beeb you can also read the Beeb FPGA topic at viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10295. Also my new Atom topic ( ) is worth reading.

Those topics not exactly what you want to but they can be very inspiring for your project.

Greetings from the south of the Netherlands,
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Re: Greetings and salutations

Postby daveejhitchins » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:31 pm

Welcome to the Forum, Jason . . . Enjoy . . .

And good luck with you Build-a-Beeb quest - I'm sure it will make an interesting thread =D>

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Re: Greetings and salutations

Postby flaxcottage » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:58 pm

Welcome, Jason. Ambition is great. :D :wink:
- John

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Re: Greetings and salutations

Postby UKRMMC » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:17 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome! May my failures be an inspiration ;)

tricky the Video NULA thread is very long so I'll have to read more before I make a decision on that.

Roland one problem I'm having is finding new compatible parts beyond the RAM, MCU, and ROMs. I really don't want to use hard to get hold of parts that could fix a real Beeb to do this so I'll probably use the FPGA for more than I really want to so that will be very helpful.

Just one quick question, is it counted as bad form on here to update the first post of a thread to reflect updates to a project?

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Re: Greetings and salutations

Postby danielj » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:31 pm

Welcome! Nope, just make it clear that that post will hold latest versions/updates.


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Re: Greetings and salutations

Postby CMcDougall » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:45 pm

welcome Jason :)

happy building !

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