The BBC Micro, Part 3 with Daniel Jameson
Hello, and welcome to episode 102 of the Floppy Days Podcast for December, 2020. I just love these old machines and love to learn and talk about them. The year is 1981 and we are talking about the legendary BBC Micro or Beeb as it’s affectionately known. This is the final episode on this incredible machine, where we will be covering Ads and Appearances, Modern Upgrades, Emulators, Buying One Today, Community, and current Web Sites.
Again, as with the last episode, since the BBC Micro is a British machine I thought it only right that my co-host for these episodes should be someone from the UK. Daniel Jameson, a prominent member of the stardot forums, graciously agreed to help me with this and provide the “color” commentary during this episode. I think he adds a lot to the show.
Before getting into the details of the Beeb, I will talk a bit about new acquisitions and what I’ve been up to, a very brief mention of any upcoming shows, and then right into the meat of the episode.
PC Junior VGA video card - https://www.ebay.com/itm/164149429851 C64 TapeCart - https://www.c64-wiki.com/wiki/Tapecart FujiNet for Atari 800/800XL - https://fujinet.online/shop/ book “Beneath Apple DOS and ProDOS 2020” By Don Worth, Pieter Lechner - https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/pieter-lechner-and-don-worth/beneath-apple-dos-and-prodos-2020/paperback/product-g9kwzm.html?page=1&pageSize=4 MVT100 - https://bitchin100.com/wiki/index.php?title=VT100 - Steve Adolph Apple IIC composite cable - https://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-IIc-2c-DB15-Color-Composite-Video-amp-Audio-Cable-Tested-/233772943854?nma=true&si=tHD2mKl633oUtVis3c7Y7F3AfKY%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 ZXpand+ - https://www.sellmyretro.com/ MISE/FreHD cases: re490 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-3D-Printed-2-color-Case-Enclosure-for-TRS-80-MISE-w-Pads-screws-NEW-/124383293703?hash=item1cf5d27107 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-3D-Printed-2-Color-Case-Enclosure-for-TRS-80-FreHD-w-Pads-screws-NEW-/124383299365?hash=item1cf5d28725 Upcoming Shows
April 9, 10 & 11, 2021: Vintage Computer Festival East June 11-13, 2021: http://southernfriedgameroomexpo.com/ August 7 & 8, 2021: Vintage Computer Festival West Feedback
Adam Trionfo - Computer and Videogame Collection - Video 1 - Books, Books and More... Books! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GhMBeqkfB8 Ads and Appearances
Starring the Computer - http://www.starringthecomputer.com/ 1980s BBC Micro Used By Everyone/The Story of Daphne Ad - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6GQaC4Em8E ads at 8bs.com - http://8bs.com/othrdnld/manuals/ads.shtml ads at vintagecomputing.com - http://www.vintagecomputing.com/index.php/archives/657 Vintage PC Ads - https://twitter.com/vintage_pc_ads https://twitter.com/vintage_pc_ads/status/938943770065764355/photo/1 https://twitter.com/vintage_pc_ads/status/954526425599676416/photo/1 4Corn Computers - http://4corn.co.uk/8bit.php Modern Upgrades
RetroClinic’s “INTERNAL RASPBERRY PI 1GHz MULTI-CORE CO-PROCESSOR KIT” uses a Raspberry Pi to emulate a number of the Tube processor expansions - https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/retroclinic TheFutureWas8Bit “SD2BBC BBC Micro SPI SD Card Interface” - SD2BBC SPROW Ethernet Adapter - http://www.sprow.co.uk/bbc/masternet.htm Acorn BBC Micro RGB SCART - Cool Novelties Acorn BBC Micro RGB SCART - RetroComputerShack RGB to HDMI directly using RPi Zero https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=14430&start=90 https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=20404 GreaseWeazle - https://github.com/keirf/Greaseweazle modern USB mouse adapter - SmallyMouse - https://www.domesday86.com/?page_id=245 Emulation
BBC Micro emulators - Emulation General Wiki B-EM - The BBC Micro Emulato