Hello from Edmonton

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rufo
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Hello from Edmonton

Post by rufo » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:26 pm

Hi everybody,

My first home computer was a ZX81 and I spend hours and hours in the 80's programming and playing with this toy, the tape player, the unstable Memopak 32K and the brilliant ZX81's manual that taught me programming. For me it was something like brought by the extraterrestrials. I realize now that it changed my life forever. Recently I found accidentally online somebody selling for just few dollars a TS1000 with 16K expansion, a printer and some books. I got it!!, what a flashback!!!. Since I like electronics and I've got some tools, I decided to make some modifications...

Happy to found this forum. Lot of useful information.

Cheers!

Rufo.

PD: Sorry for any BUG in my English. I'm originally from Venezuela and my brain's firmware is in Spanish.
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Lardo Boffin
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Re: Hello from Edmonton

Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:30 pm

Hello Rufo and welcome!

What modifications have you made?

Lardo
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, kit)
Iss 3 with ZXVid, another in nearly perfect box
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB & ZX-KDLX
TS 1500
TS 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Spectrum 48k
Toastrack + DIVMMC future

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Andy Rea
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Location: notts UK

Re: Hello from Edmonton

Post by Andy Rea » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:34 pm

Welcome to the forum, we are a friendly bunch. crazy maybe but definately friendly :lol:
6 x ZX81, 1 x TS1500 , 1 x +3e, 1 x timex 2040 printer, 1 x timex 2020 cassette deck, siclair printer and some spectrum

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sirmorris
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Location: oxon, uk

Re: Hello from Edmonton

Post by sirmorris » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:08 pm

Friendly?? So THEY say :evil: :evil: :evil:

:lol:

Welcome aboard :D
--=== ZXpand+ ... A more moderner all-in-one upgrade solution for ZX81 ===--
* SD/MMC storage * 32K Hires-capable RAM * AY sound chip * Joystick port * Serial *
* BASIC enhancements - plug & play * Reset button * Auto-boot facility *

rufo
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Re: Hello from Edmonton

Post by rufo » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:18 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:30 pm
Hello Rufo and welcome!

What modifications have you made?

Lardo
Hi Lardo. So far I'm fixing the keyboard. It looks in good shape but the flat ribbon cable is broken. I think I found a different approach to fix this. I'll post it later. Also working on internal 32K SRAM and the composite video mod. Thanks.

rufo
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Re: Hello from Edmonton

Post by rufo » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:19 pm

Andy Rea wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:34 pm
Welcome to the forum, we are a friendly bunch. crazy maybe but definately friendly :lol:
Thanks!!!

Lardo Boffin
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Re: Hello from Edmonton

Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:29 pm

rufo wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:18 pm
Lardo Boffin wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:30 pm
Hello Rufo and welcome!

What modifications have you made?

Lardo
Hi Lardo. So far I'm fixing the keyboard. It looks in good shape but the flat ribbon cable is broken. I think I found a different approach to fix this. I'll post it later. Also working on internal 32K SRAM and the composite video mod. Thanks.
I'd be interested to see a 32k RAM mod - I've only got as far as 16k so far.
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, kit)
Iss 3 with ZXVid, another in nearly perfect box
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB & ZX-KDLX
TS 1500
TS 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Spectrum 48k
Toastrack + DIVMMC future

rufo
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:09 pm

Re: Hello from Edmonton

Post by rufo » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:59 am

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:29 pm
I'd be interested to see a 32k RAM mod - I've only got as far as 16k so far.
Working on it, but still raw. Looking for the best component location. I want to make a removable daughter board.
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Moggy
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Re: Hello from Edmonton

Post by Moggy » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:52 am

Hi from me too Rufo. :D

Nice printer by the way good choice.

Don't worry about the language we all speak ZX81!!

mejores deseos para usted ( I think)


Moggy.

rufo
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Re: Hello from Edmonton

Post by rufo » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:37 pm

Moggy wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:52 am
Hi from me too Rufo. :D

Nice printer by the way good choice.

Don't worry about the language we all speak ZX81!!

mejores deseos para usted ( I think)


Moggy.
Thanks!!!

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