Today I received.....

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pau1ie
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Re: Today I received.....

Postby pau1ie » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:10 am

I had to sign for a parcel. After waiting in the queue at the post office for 20 minutes (The sign in the car park says you can park for 20 minutes!) and listening to the staff complaining about how busy they are and how poor the management are, I finally got the parcel. I opened it...

This looks familiar...

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And Here is what I am doing with it.
I'm working on http://bbcmicro.co.uk

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Lardo Boffin
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Re: Today I received.....

Postby Lardo Boffin » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:10 am

This is a well travelled book! But then to be fair had I lost the auction I would have bought the copy from Australia which would have been able to play the distance top trump.
BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Retroclinic Datacentre + HDD, matchbox co-proc, Viglen twin 40/80 5.25" discs, acorn cassette
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jonb
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Re: Today I received.....

Postby jonb » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:48 am

Hey, is that a Stuka on the front cover? :lol:

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martinw
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Re: Today I received.....

Postby martinw » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:25 pm

A RadioEar 830 with three Raytheon 785 “baby blue” transistors in it :D to go with my Zenith (containing small tube valves).

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It works too =D>

http://semiconductormuseum.com/PhotoGal ... _Page3.htm

Martin

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby flaxcottage » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:53 pm

Nice. :D
- John

Currently running Level 4 Econet with BBC B, BBC B+ 128K, Master 128K, 4Mb A3000, 4Mb A3020, 4Mb A4000, 4Mb A5000 dual FDD; UK101; HP41CX setup; Psion 3a, 3mx and 5mx; Z88; TI-58c, TI-59 and printer, HP-16C programmer's calculator

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby martinw » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:18 pm

flaxcottage wrote:Nice. :D


Cheers John 8)

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby jonb » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:09 am

Comparing it with an orchid is novel, if a rather spurious, though - although talking about "its basic adequacy" isn't really bigging it up much.

Nice gadget!

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby martinw » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:38 am

Thanks Jon, yeah, I guess in 50s America the advertising industry was a bit different to today, check out Madmen for a few more examples of that :D

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_Men

This is on the back of that advert too ... different times :lol:

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Martin
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Re: Today I received.....

Postby flaxcottage » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:59 am

I'm just comparing this with my mother's hearing aid. :lol:

First of all is the size difference - her aid is about 10mm x 5mm x 5mm. It includes space for a miniature battery too! The aid can also be programmed using a laptop so that it compensates exactly for my mother's hearing loss. Each ear can be programmed separately. It is an awesome piece of kit.
- John

Currently running Level 4 Econet with BBC B, BBC B+ 128K, Master 128K, 4Mb A3000, 4Mb A3020, 4Mb A4000, 4Mb A5000 dual FDD; UK101; HP41CX setup; Psion 3a, 3mx and 5mx; Z88; TI-58c, TI-59 and printer, HP-16C programmer's calculator

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby martinw » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:11 am

flaxcottage wrote:I'm just comparing this with my mother's hearing aid. :lol:

First of all is the size difference - her aid is about 10mm x 5mm x 5mm. It includes space for a miniature battery too! The aid can also be programmed using a laptop so that it compensates exactly for my mother's hearing loss. Each ear can be programmed separately. It is an awesome piece of kit.


Incredible, imagine if you'd described that to the engineers working on this back in the 1950s, they'd have put you in the loony bin tout suite :lol:

Martin

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby myelin » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:39 am

Not so much "received" as "mostly soldered", but...

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From left to right:

- 1MHz Bus micro SD + fast USB serial port board, so I can mess with HostFS on my Beeb

- CPU socket level shifter board (which, once finished, will let me plug an FPGA into the CPU socket, or add internal sideways flash and RAM, and SD cards etc, to an Electron)

- Updateable Master MegaROM board, that'll let me reflash my MOS ROM without taking it out of my Master
SW/EE from New Zealand, now in San Francisco: http://myelin.nz/
Having fun making hardware projects for the Electron!
So far: 32k flash cart, USB cart interface, 3-cart expansion, Elk PiTubeDirect. Later: Dual ported ram cart.

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Re: Today I received.....

Postby trixster » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:13 pm

One of the bad boys for the Amiga
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Re: Today I received.....

Postby flaxcottage » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:26 pm

The TI-Graph Link system for which I had been searching for ages. I finally tracked one down in the USA for a reasonable price :D but then postage was added and the dreaded import duties and VAT. :? :(

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Anyway it works perfectly with my TI-85 on a Windows 3.11 machine. Yes, I still have one of those. It is a 486DX-75 with 12Mb of RAM and a 512Mb HDD. The PC is really old-school with a real FDD, real serial port and a real printer port. :lol: 8)

I have already archived the software and posted it here:- http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... nk#p185264 if anyone else needs it. There are two DOS format images and one Apple 1.44Mb HD HFS format disk.
- John

Currently running Level 4 Econet with BBC B, BBC B+ 128K, Master 128K, 4Mb A3000, 4Mb A3020, 4Mb A4000, 4Mb A5000 dual FDD; UK101; HP41CX setup; Psion 3a, 3mx and 5mx; Z88; TI-58c, TI-59 and printer, HP-16C programmer's calculator


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