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by RWAP
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: ZX Printer Belt
Replies: 130
Views: 22045

Re: ZX Printer Belt

Yes, we ordered in begin of May last year and never got any updates from them since then. Last year in October I met him in Cambridge at the Spectrum35 show. He then said they were testing the belts. As I haven't received any belts I guess the test results were bad. If they were willing to deliver ...
by RWAP
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: USB ports for Printer and another devices?
Replies: 12
Views: 1821

Re: USB ports for Printer and another devices?

You can change the drop-down at the top of the site to view prices in USD (well approx prices) - as the conversion is based on paypal's published conversion lookups without their extra fees.
by RWAP
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: USB ports for Printer and another devices?
Replies: 12
Views: 1821

Re: USB ports for Printer and another devices?

Moggy, Yes, but we have to be mindful of the thermal paper roll measurement before ordering these rolls. In according to the TS2040 manual, Roll size: Roll width: 110mm/4.28"/4.33"/ or 4-5/16" --- Roll diameter: 48mm --- Paper length: 25 meter max. 82 feet. Are these thermal paper rolls expensive? ...
by RWAP
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: USB ports for Printer and another devices?
Replies: 12
Views: 1821

Re: USB ports for Printer and another devices?

At the moment, the best option for a centronics printer is to wait until the Retro-Printer module is available to purchase. Last time I looked, Epson still made a suitable dot matrix printer (!) but costing over £300, and some laser printers support centronics ports (but mainly expect HP PCL printer...
by RWAP
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: USB ports for Printer and another devices?
Replies: 12
Views: 1821

Re: USB ports for Printer and another devices?

Maybe you are better of using one of the many centronics interfaces for ZX81, and connect a http://www.retroprinter.com/. Here you are limited only by Linux printer drivers on a Raspberry Pi. Yes indeed - what we actually need is a new simple centronics interface for the ZX81 and ZX Spectrum which ...
by RWAP
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: ZX Printer Belt
Replies: 130
Views: 22045

Re: ZX Printer Belt

Mhudson52, I don't have a printer to test fit it on, so if someone Stateside would like to give it shot, let me know. I have a working TS2040 and I am on the same side of the "pond" as you are! :-D Cheers, DesSony I thought the TS2040 was an Alphacom 32 - a different printer to the ZX Printer.....
by RWAP
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: ZX Printer Belt
Replies: 130
Views: 22045

Re: ZX Printer Belt

The mounting points actually stand proud of the rest of the belt from memory - I don't have a ZX Printer (nor a belt) to try...
by RWAP
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: GAMES
Topic: Looking for a game
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Re: Looking for a game

The p file is attached - which might be easier - Windows 10 extracted the zip file without any problem.

Were you trying to "install" it or just "unzip" - you need to unzip it and then use an emulator, such as EightyOne to load the p file.
by RWAP
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: LCD Output for ZX81
Replies: 3
Views: 791

LCD Output for ZX81

Has anyone looked into connecting an LCD direct to the ZX81 rather than using a TV - it could then be turned into a portable computer....
by RWAP
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Bad Apple UDG
Replies: 23
Views: 2929

Re: Bad Apple UDG

We could do with a video of this on Youtube :)