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#26 Bill Loguidice OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:37 PM

I'm not the handy type. I'm fine with using a converter and keeping my systems operating at their intended voltages.



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Posted Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:32 AM

Ok, no worries. In case Bodyshots obtains a Beeb, at least he knows it likely can be reconfigured if he has the skills or know someone to do the service. I suppose there are other computers with similar Astec or other power supplies that have the same option. It reminds me that one of my remaining Beebs still has the UK power plug, so I have to run it through an adapter as well although the wall voltage nominally is the same. I should probably replace the plug so I don't have to scout around for the adapter every time.



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Posted Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:57 AM

How many of you would like to experience this and have this view in real life?

 

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Posted Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:01 PM

How many of you would like to experience this and have this view in real life?

 

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Interesting. I didn't know they sold modded systems.



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Posted Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:36 PM

RetroClinic. Awesome stuff. I've met Mark a number of times. His stuff is practically flawless. The Datacenter he makes is the perfect solid-state solution for the Acorn BBC micro range. I have a BBC Micro with one fitted internally and a second external Datacenter to use between my other Beebs.

 

His reconditioned Acorn Micros are always meticulously renovated. I'd recommend his work to anyone. I've bought loads of stuff from Mark and never been disappointed once.

 

The BBC Micro was exported to the US and Germany in small numbers back in the day. The export versions had internal metal RF shielding which wasn't present on the UK model and PSUs modified for the target market.



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Posted Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:35 AM

RetroClinic. Awesome stuff. I've met Mark a number of times. His stuff is practically flawless. The Datacenter he makes is the perfect solid-state solution for the Acorn BBC micro range. I have a BBC Micro with one fitted internally and a second external Datacenter to use between my other Beebs.

 

His reconditioned Acorn Micros are always meticulously renovated. I'd recommend his work to anyone. I've bought loads of stuff from Mark and never been disappointed once.

 

The BBC Micro was exported to the US and Germany in small numbers back in the day. The export versions had internal metal RF shielding which wasn't present on the UK model and PSUs modified for the target market.

U.S model also came with TI provided speech as standard and I am in full agreement with your comments about Retroclinic, their upgrades should be what all retro hardware developers strive to achieve standards wise.



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Posted Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:45 AM

How many of you would like to experience this and have this view in real life?

 

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Well-my BBC master 128 is currently sitting in front of my PC monitor and has to be the neatest retro machine ever-inbuilt PSU, RGB to Scart cable means only two wires coming from the back of the machine, internal MMC storage means no need for external storage clutter.

Lovely assembler available straight from the basic console with no need for an editor/assembler and probably the fastest 8 bit version of BASIC I have seen.



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Posted Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:25 AM

Well-my BBC master 128 is currently sitting in front of my PC monitor and has to be the neatest retro machine ever-inbuilt PSU, RGB to Scart cable means only two wires coming from the back of the machine, internal MMC storage means no need for external storage clutter.

Lovely assembler available straight from the basic console with no need for an editor/assembler and probably the fastest 8 bit version of BASIC I have seen.

 

 PHOTOS, or it's all BS!   :-D



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Posted Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:41 PM

 

 PHOTOS, or it's all BS!   :-D

I will take a photo just for you, but your timing is shit-I just swapped it over to play about on my Commodore plus 4 which I have not touched in years,(I was put in the mood to play with the plus 4 after complaining about the lack of graphics commands on the 4a).

 

I will set the BBC up tomorrow and take a few pictures.

I might go mad and take some pictures of some of my other stuff too ;)



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Posted Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:11 PM

 

 PHOTOS, or it's all BS!   :-D

Your wish is my command!!!!

 

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Sorry about the quality-taken on my crappy old phone!



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Posted Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:06 PM

Your wish is my command!!!!

 

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Sorry about the quality-taken on my crappy old phone!

 

That is one SEXY  looking machine!  Thanks for the pics!



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Posted Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:17 AM

I located a MONSTER SIZED image of the BBC...

 

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You will not miss any detail on this beauty!



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Posted Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:11 PM

The BBC master-for those times when 1 cartridge slot above your numeric keypad is just not enough! ;-) FlM128btm.jpg

Well equipped underside!

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And the various issues from the rear.

 

If you are running a standard single floppy drive from the main unit you will still have no trailing power cable as there is a power socket on the underside of the machine which gives the drive it's power from the main console's PSU.

Some dual drives will still have to be plugged into the wall though :(

The interface marked "tube" on the underside is where second processors are connected, there were quite a few available eg-6502 and Z80 second processors-a 32016 variant was also available.



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Posted Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:22 PM

I located a MONSTER SIZED image of the BBC...

 

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You will not miss any detail on this beauty!

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3a936c7356

 

I imagine postage and packaging on this baby may be an issue.



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Posted Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:13 AM

I think I found the MOTHER LODE  for BBC owners  << HERE >>



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Posted Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:26 AM

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3a936c7356

 

I imagine postage and packaging on this baby may be an issue.

 

Yeah, it quotes me 80.40 GBP, which translates to 137.80 USD for shipping.

So the computer & shipping combined would be $531.19



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Posted Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:30 AM

I'm surprised nobody bought it!  It's such a nicely done package and the modding workmanship is excellent.  

If only I did not have other irons in the fire...

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Posted Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:08 AM

I want a BBC Master Compact



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Posted Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:01 PM

I'm surprised nobody bought it!  It's such a nicely done package and the modding workmanship is excellent.  

If only I did not have other irons in the fire...

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We just need a talented hardware guru to give the ti99/4a the same treatment-ohhhh yesssss!!!!!!!! :)

Nice, neat, self contained and looking like it just came off the production line.



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Posted Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:17 PM

We just need a talented hardware guru to give the ti99/4a the same treatment-ohhhh yesssss!!!!!!!! :)

Nice, neat, self contained and looking like it just came off the production line.

 

I only have one thing to say about your comment....

 

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HELL YEAH!



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Posted Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:50 PM

Doing a spot of coding on my "baby BBC".

 

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Posted Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:39 PM

... my "baby BBC".

 

 

 

 

I like that multi-national keyboard! You have both the GBP & USD symbols!  It sure beats holding down the ALT button while typing a three digit code, then releasing the ALT.  I always seem to forget which code to use.

 

I see you have the expansion unit too.



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Posted Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:04 AM

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Posted Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:47 AM

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Ahhh who need Danish coders, this is truly the height of compact, efficient programming ;)



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Posted Mon Aug 4, 2014 8:09 PM

Here is a cool video of a BBC micro with an built in SD card reader and 65 pages of games ready to go...

 






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