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Postby BeebMaster » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:47 pm

Splendid...setting off in about 15 mins...should be there within the hour.
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Postby helpful » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:17 pm

I arrived about 1.30pm but was told my room wouldn't be ready until 4pm! So I went off to the People's History Museum, which was really good. Now back with my feet up in the hotel room :-)

Are we meeting in the bar or the conference room?

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Postby Arcadian » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:19 pm

Hi, just scribbling down the names/layout for the WHARF room.. (have tried to put people working on Atom, Electron and Games projects in this room).

Clockwise from left...

Phill HS
Kees
Roland
Phill M
Dave M

Matty
Dave H

David B
Peter E

Dave F
Jason N

Everybody else in the Bridgewater! :)
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Postby 1024MAK » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:07 pm

Arcadian wrote:Everybody else in the Bridgewater! :)

Yes, currently plenty of room, just three of us so far...

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Postby z0m8ied0g » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:58 pm

Do we know what time we have access to the conference room until?
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Postby jgharston » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:30 pm

Mekon wrote:Recently, I've had access to an EMR midi adaptor. I've tried to get that working along with a midi keyboard and a sound module but I haven't managed to figure it out as yet - maybe someone who knows what they're doing can have a play and get things going.

I did an updated backup to my Compact, and that includes various bits of MIDI software that will work with the EMR.

I've decided to give up fighting against two pints of bitter (lightweight!!) and have gone to bed. :) See you all in the morning.

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Postby danielj » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:39 pm

I'll be joining you all bright and early :) Let me know if there's any bits and bobs needed! :)

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Postby 1024MAK » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:52 pm

danielj wrote:I'll be joining you all bright and early :) Let me know if there's any bits and bobs needed! :)

d.

Ian has requested some help with repairs... so bring your entire workshop!

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Postby danielj » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:53 pm

Do we have hot air in there? Do I need to bring the hot air? Will bring eprom programmer.

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Postby 1024MAK » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:54 pm

You also will want to get here early. As something is planned.

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Postby danielj » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:59 pm

Fear not, I'm less than 4 miles away :D

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Postby 1024MAK » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:04 pm

Some photos...

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Recreated System computer by Prime (Phill)

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Roland, Kees, Phil, Phill, Matthew and Bryan with Ian hiding behind!

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Guess who's pile this is...

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Dave's workstation

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Matthew's table

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A small table of refreshments and snacks...

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And another :-)

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Postby roland » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:03 pm

danielj wrote:Do we have hot air in there? Do I need to bring the hot air?


There is plenty hot air in the sauna. So you just need to bring swim ware. If the room tomorrow is as cold as this evening I'll definitely visit the sauna a few times :mrgreen:
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Postby 1024MAK » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:59 pm

danielj wrote:Do we have hot air in there? Do I need to bring the hot air? Will bring eprom programmer.

d.


Err, maybe super glue... and hot air...

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Postby danielj » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:36 am

Be there in about 20 or so, will anyone be about to help me unload?

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Postby 1024MAK » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:39 am

More photos, including a small number featuring our special guests :D

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Steve talking with Phil

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Steve talking with Phil, with Ian behind

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Steve, Kevin Edwards and Phil

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Steve Furber and Kevin Edwards talking

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Our youngest guest

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Peter, Jonathan, Kees and Phill

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Robert working on his new 6502 single board computer

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Steve, Phil and Daniel

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Phil, Steve and Robert

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Steve and Roland

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Steve and Tim

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Steve and Tim

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Dave and Steve

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Dave and Steve

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Dave and Steve

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Dave and Steve

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Dave and Steve

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Dave and Steve

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Dave, Dave and Steve

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Dave and Steve

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And of course, one of Ian and some tea!

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Postby BigEd » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:51 am

Thanks for the photos!

I recognise Steve Furber but who else do we see?

And what's that single board Beeb with SCART output?

And is that a very special cheese wedge?


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Postby davidb » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:35 pm

BigEd wrote:And is that a very special cheese wedge?

I guess it is now that Steve Furber has signed it. :lol: ;)

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Postby davidb » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:02 pm

Thanks to Arcadian and the other organisers for putting on the meeting. It was good to catch up with familiar faces and meet some newcomers - or long-time lurkers in some cases. :) I'm slightly disappointed that I didn't get there early enough to catch Steve Furber but hopefully he wasn't too disappointed. ;) Besides, I think it would have been an epic struggle on my part.

I didn't take many pictures, but here are a couple of the Electron corner (end) of the Wharf meeting room and the RISC iX QIC at the start of being copied - hopefully it didn't take forever to do or wear out in the process. Thanks to Prime for bringing along the kit to do it.
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Postby sPhilMainwaring » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:05 pm

BigEd

The special cheese wedge is one of a few tens of Arm Development systems

Ian was getting the Arm Assembler manuals for it co-signed (Sophie Wilson had already signed it)

The "single board" BBC you might be mistaking for Robert Lazarus' homebrew computer system :)

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Postby 1024MAK » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:22 pm

BigEd wrote:Thanks for the photos!

I recognise Steve Furber but who else do we see?

And what's that single board Beeb with SCART output?

And is that a very special cheese wedge?

As Phil says, Steve signed one of the manuals for it (Ian / BeebMaster took a photo of the signatures in the manual, but I did not).
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Jason arrived today, wearing an approved 6502 outfit :D

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Postby BigEd » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:43 am

Thanks!

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Postby 1024MAK » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:17 am

Here is a close up of Robert's single board 6502 system:
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Daniel upgrading a Master:
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Still plenty going on:
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Postby sPhilMainwaring » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:20 am

Mark

None of the last 4 photo's is of Robert's board

Here's some for Ed (Complete with expensive manufactured Beeb type keys)

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Postby 1024MAK » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:59 am

Phil, you must have looked during the time I was correcting the picture from the Australian version! :lol:

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Postby BigEd » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:55 pm

Ah, the red keys confused (and impressed) me - this is the system previously seen on a breadboard?

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Postby 1024MAK » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:06 pm

BigEd wrote:Ah, the red keys confused (and impressed) me - this is the system previously seen on a breadboard?

Yes, he was testing parts of the circuits at a slow clock speed at previous meet-ups.

He is awaiting the space bar parts, hence why he has not populated all the keyboard keyswitches yet.

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Postby 1024MAK » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:21 pm

And the last photos from me...

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The board from one of Ian's MDFS units..

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Close up of Daniel's repair work.

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And the lights show it's much happier:-)


Within the next day or so, I'll post links to the cloud storage site with high resolution copies of all the photos that I posted for this event.

Thanks to everyone who attended. Another great ABUG event :D =D>

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Postby lazarusr » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:37 pm

Thanks Dave for organising this. Another great event. Nice to see everyone again and plenty of new faces. Good to see Roland and Kees from the Netherlands. Great to have a visit from the Prof. :D

In terms of the two rooms, it was a great venue for the numbers that attended. Didn't feel cramped at all.Would be good to go their again if the other issues with the venue management can be ironed out.

Thanks again to all concerned who made this a successful event.