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by 1024MAK
01 May 2018 00:15
Forum: NEW HARDWARE
Topic: Keyboard replacement
Replies: 45
Views: 4211

Re: Keyboard replacement

Smashing! 8-)

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by 1024MAK
28 Apr 2018 16:58
Forum: NEW HARDWARE
Topic: Rodents anyone ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1284

Re: Rodents anyone ?

On other 8 bit systems, mice are either interfaced via counters in a special mouse interface (ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC) or via an existing I/F port (Acorn BBC, Master). The former is less CPU intensive and more accurate. The latter is cheaper. But of course both require either "driver" software (plu...
by 1024MAK
15 Apr 2018 00:54
Forum: What you are doing with Lez's "Free Stuff"?
Topic: Another build
Replies: 27
Views: 3157

Re: Another build

@Martin - Yet more great work there 8-)

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by 1024MAK
02 Mar 2018 16:11
Forum: OFF TOPIC
Topic: ‪Maplin Electronics in administration‬
Replies: 10
Views: 1072

Re: ‪Maplin Electronics in administration‬

Martin A wrote:I have the 2006 Maplin catalogue on the shelf - its still occasionally useful for checking pin outs.
Hah! I have about six old Maplin catalogues that I keep for the data that they contain. The old two colour (blank and red print only) were the best for data.

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by 1024MAK
01 Mar 2018 16:11
Forum: OFF TOPIC
Topic: ‪Maplin Electronics in administration‬
Replies: 10
Views: 1072

Re: ‪Maplin Electronics in administration‬

I bought loads of stuff from Maplin before they got bought out the first time. At first, by mail order or by phone. Then by their dial-up modem link service. That was fun. Then with their first internet site. Then they opened a shop in the nearest city to me. So I could go and see what the non-compo...
by 1024MAK
28 Feb 2018 21:32
Forum: OFF TOPIC
Topic: ‪Maplin Electronics in administration‬
Replies: 10
Views: 1072

‪Maplin Electronics in administration‬

Maplin Electronics is now in administration.

Story on The Register

Maplin are still trading as normal, as the administrators are trying to sell it as a going concern.

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by 1024MAK
27 Feb 2018 20:52
Forum: What you are doing with Lez's "Free Stuff"?
Topic: Another build
Replies: 27
Views: 3157

Re: Another build

Info on Atom colour card colours here on StarDot ;)

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by 1024MAK
24 Feb 2018 15:53
Forum: What you are doing with Lez's "Free Stuff"?
Topic: Another build
Replies: 27
Views: 3157

Re: Another build

Nice work :geek:

Is the printer port wired and addressed as a Atom 7 bit printer port, or as a BBC 8 bit printer port?

Would be nice to see some photos of the video output ;)

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by 1024MAK
16 Feb 2018 13:32
Forum: NEW HARDWARE
Topic: Keyboard replacement
Replies: 45
Views: 4211

Re: Keyboard replacement

It's also worthwhile pointing out that like mice, some USB keyboards will fall back to PS/2 mode if USB communication fails. Some keyboards were even sold with passive USB->PS/2 adapters. The difficulty is that nowadays very few (if any) manufacturers and suppliers include this information. So you h...
by 1024MAK
10 Feb 2018 14:24
Forum: NEW HARDWARE
Topic: Keyboard replacement
Replies: 45
Views: 4211

Re: Keyboard replacement

Yes, a very nice write up 8-)

Mark