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BBC Rover / Logo bot

Postby Retroseller » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:18 pm

hi all

I have a BBC rover / Logo bot sat in the attic - its the big round one with the coloured ribbon, clear dome shell and hole for a pen!!. Do these have any real value or should I simply hang onto it? I have no way of testing it - although I have my BBC micro I have no software etc etc. Any views or thoughts?

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Re: BBC Rover / Logo bot

Postby danielj » Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:56 pm

They have a value - what it is is hard to judge! :D You can either have a think about what you'd accept for it and offer it to the community on here or else stick it on ebay for 99p and let the market decide!

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Re: BBC Rover / Logo bot

Postby 1024MAK » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:30 pm

danielj wrote:They have a value - what it is is hard to judge! :D You can either have a think about what you'd accept for it and offer it to the community on here or else stick it on ebay for 99p and let the market decide!

d.

Or just say to people on here that you are open to offers, say over a 14 day period with the best offer winning.

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Re: BBC Rover / Logo bot

Postby Retroseller » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:55 pm

not a bad idea- or maybe even ill offer for swaps etc. Just wondering if its worth getting rid of or not really. Ive not seen one anywhere else for sale on the usual auction sites so hard to guess a starting price etc. Maybe ill just hang onto it!

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Re: BBC Rover / Logo bot

Postby danielj » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:07 pm

The only person who can answer that is you! I have no doubt it'll sell. Whether it's 25, 50 or 200 I have no idea. I expect it'd be more than a tenner. :D

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Re: BBC Rover / Logo bot

Postby Retroseller » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:11 pm

danielj wrote:The only person who can answer that is you! I have no doubt it'll sell. Whether it's 25, 50 or 200 I have no idea. I expect it'd be more than a tenner. :D

d.


lol would think so, might do a bit of research then slap it on auction site in a week or so when i get round to it lol

its one of these - altohugh i dont have the power supply for it
http://www.classicacorn.freeuk.com/8bit ... /logo.html

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Re: BBC Rover / Logo bot

Postby danielj » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:37 pm

Without the little box I think you won't get it working - that's the interface between the user-port and the turtle... (or do you just mean the black PSU? - the other box will run it from the bbc's power supply)


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Re: BBC Rover / Logo bot

Postby Retroseller » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:54 pm

danielj wrote:Without the little box I think you won't get it working - that's the interface between the user-port and the turtle... (or do you just mean the black PSU? - the other box will run it from the bbc's power supply)


d.

I think I have the little box bit - although not sure.

Defiantly don't remember the power supply but you never know lol

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Re: BBC Rover / Logo bot

Postby bear » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:01 pm

I have one without the "little box" and have been meaning to ask the forum if anybody has one either to sell me or to send me good photos of the insides of so I can get a decent idea of how to replicate it. I guess now's as good a time as any. (@;

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Re: BBC Rover / Logo bot

Postby Retroseller » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:11 pm

bear wrote:I have one without the "little box" and have been meaning to ask the forum if anybody has one either to sell me or to send me good photos of the insides of so I can get a decent idea of how to replicate it. I guess now's as good a time as any. (@;


Give me a week - on hols with kids at mo! And I'll see if I have it, if so (and I'm sure I do) I'll see if easy to open and take a few pics

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Re: BBC Rover / Logo bot

Postby Retroseller » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:13 am

:D
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Re: BBC Rover / Logo bot

Postby Retroseller » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:15 am

Also I have no power supply.

Think ill prob pop it on well known auction site in a few weeks and see what it goes for - start it at a high price as no other on there!!

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Re: BBC Rover / Logo bot

Postby flaxcottage » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:46 pm

Make sure you include the word **RARE**. :lol:
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Re: BBC Rover / Logo bot

Postby Retroseller » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:49 pm

l
flaxcottage wrote:Make sure you include the word **RARE**. :lol:


lol cant be that rare if we all seem to have them! just cant seem to find anyone flogging them lol, annoying as I've no way to test the little blighter so will sell as such.

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Re: BBC Rover / Logo bot

Postby 1024MAK » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:56 pm

Retroseller wrote:Also I have no power supply.

Think ill prob pop it on well known auction site in a few weeks and see what it goes for - start it at a high price as no other on there!!

Pop up a photo of the rover, and if it is the one I think it is, I will make you an offer...

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Re: BBC Rover / Logo bot

Postby Retroseller » Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:41 pm

I will set up into attic next week and take a shot - it's the same as the domed one I linked to at top of post

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Re: BBC Rover / Logo bot

Postby CMcDougall » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:32 pm

^would be a good idea to send the white box to someone.... Mark :shock:
so that it can be documented, & can be duplicated, then punt it for £lol price,
that way it does not just sit & rot in someone else's loft and lost for eternity :x
then Bear can make it & draw a square box with his! :lol:
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Re: BBC Rover / Logo bot

Postby 1024MAK » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:07 pm

CMcDougall wrote:^would be a good idea to send the white box to someone.... Mark :shock:
so that it can be documented, & can be duplicated, then punt it for £lol price,
that way it does not just sit & rot in someone else's loft and lost for eternity :x
then Bear can make it & draw a square box with his! :lol:

:shock: You been reading my mind again? :lol:
[Well apart from the bit about punting it for a £lol price, as that is not something that I would do.]

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Re: BBC Rover / Logo bot

Postby Bryce » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:13 pm

CMcDougall wrote:^would be a good idea to send the white box to someone.... Mark :shock:
so that it can be documented, & can be duplicated, then punt it for £lol price,
that way it does not just sit & rot in someone else's loft and lost for eternity :x
then Bear can make it & draw a square box with his! :lol:


Surely this has been done already? Reverse engineering it is a 5 minute job.

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Re: BBC Rover / Logo bot

Postby CMcDougall » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:55 pm

^yeah, but it's finding 5mins in life to yourself! :roll:
1024MAK wrote:You been reading my mind again?
[Well apart from the bit about punting it for a £lol price, as that is not something that I would do.]

read you like a book bud :wink:
I did mean Retroseller can punt his for LOL£, as I know you would not 8)
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Re: BBC Rover / Logo bot

Postby Retroseller » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:36 am

lol well if its worth that much.......

are the pics of any use to those of you that want to build your own?

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Re: BBC Rover / Logo bot

Postby 1024MAK » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:10 am

In terms of circuit boards, if they are single sided (tracks on one side only) and the pictures are good enough (high quality, good focus and showing good close up details, and showing from the sides at suitable angles so all component values can be seen) it is possible to reverse engineer a schematic (and then a PCB layout). But it is harder than having a real circuit board in your hand, where you can move it around to see exactly what you want to see, as you reverse engineer it.

Move to double sided PCBs and it gets a lot harder. Often needing a multimeter to confirm the tracks go where you think they go. Move to multiple layer PCBs and then often it gets to the guesswork stage coupled with testing with a multimeter to confirm (or not) your guess...

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Re: BBC Rover / Logo bot

Postby Retroseller » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:58 am

by the sounds of it I'll be better just flogging the box bit on ebay and throwing the rover lol - don't panic ill sell them together. for £lol as you say !!!

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Re: BBC Rover / Logo bot

Postby stelmo » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:02 pm

Any news on this sale?

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Re: BBC Rover / Logo bot

Postby 1024MAK » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:42 am

I would like a photo of the actual rover for sale before putting forward a price.

But said photo has not been posted :(

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Re: BBC Rover / Logo bot

Postby Retroseller » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:06 am

When I get round to it I'll pop it straight onto eBay - I'll drop a link on here when I do. It sure where to start with price !!so will start high!

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Re: BBC Rover / Logo bot

Postby Retroseller » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:06 am

Have no way of testing so will sell us untested

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Re: BBC Rover / Logo bot

Postby danielj » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:13 am

With respect, if you'd like to sell it on the forum to a member as a private sale you are more than welcome to, but this isn't intended to provide a vehicle for promoting ebay auctions (as noted in the forum rules above).

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Re: BBC Rover / Logo bot

Postby Retroseller » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:49 am

point taken, ill mention it no more!


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