I missed the hot cakes...

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Lardo Boffin
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I missed the hot cakes...

Post by Lardo Boffin » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:42 am

I had a notification set for Andy’s ULA on Sell My Retro and got an email this morning.

Looking at the listing https://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/details/32319 they have already all gone! :o
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ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, rebuilt)
Iss 3 ZXVid
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB, ZX-KDLX & ChromaSCART
TS 1500
TS 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Various Spectrum 48ks plus a DIVMMC future and SPECTRA

Moggy
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Re: I missed the hot cakes...

Post by Moggy » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:35 pm

Not sure if you are aware but there is another alternative Lardo.

https://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/detai ... -ula-38492

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Andy Rea
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Re: I missed the hot cakes...

Post by Andy Rea » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:42 pm

Yes they went rather faster than i expected... will have more soon.

I've ordered one of Charley Ingleys ULA looks like a fabulous bit of kit.

Regards Andy
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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Paul
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Re: I missed the hot cakes...

Post by Paul » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:46 pm

I hadn't seen these. Had they ever been mentioned in this Forum before?
Ordered one for testing .
Thanks Moggy!
Kind regards
Paul
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.

Lardo Boffin
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Re: I missed the hot cakes...

Post by Lardo Boffin » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:02 pm

Thanks Moggy. I had missed those as well!

I will have to order one shortly when a zeddy of unknown working status arrived shortly. :D

There should have been two arriving but instead the seller sent me a calculator by mistake!
ZX80
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, rebuilt)
Iss 3 ZXVid
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB, ZX-KDLX & ChromaSCART
TS 1500
TS 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Various Spectrum 48ks plus a DIVMMC future and SPECTRA

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mrtinb
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Re: I missed the hot cakes...

Post by mrtinb » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:30 pm

I’ve never heard of them either.

And they will swap out 0-8k ROM with RAM.

Then we can implement CP/M. :)
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Lardo Boffin
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Re: I missed the hot cakes...

Post by Lardo Boffin » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:01 pm

CP/M would be cool.

Edit - just ordered one. :D
ZX80
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, rebuilt)
Iss 3 ZXVid
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB, ZX-KDLX & ChromaSCART
TS 1500
TS 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Various Spectrum 48ks plus a DIVMMC future and SPECTRA

Moggy
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Re: I missed the hot cakes...

Post by Moggy » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:54 pm

Paul wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:46 pm
I hadn't seen these. Had they ever been mentioned in this Forum before?
Ordered one for testing .
Thanks Moggy!
Kind regards
Paul
Hi Paul.

Not mentioned here that I am aware of, I was just browsing through the Sinclair section of Sell My Retro and came upon them.
They originate from Germany it seems so I'm surprised they did not appear on the German forum?
No matter we are aware of them now. :D


LATE EDIT.

The seller posted country of origin as Germany by mistake, the listing on Sell My Retro has now been amended to New Zealand.
Last edited by Moggy on Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Moggy
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Re: I missed the hot cakes...

Post by Moggy » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:02 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:02 pm
Thanks Moggy. I had missed those as well!

I will have to order a ton of them shortly when a pallet of zeddies of unknown working status arrive shortly. :D

There should have been two pallets arriving but instead the seller sent me a calculator by mistake!
Sorry lardo couldn't resist. :lol:

If it's a Sinclair calculator it might be worth more than the zeddy!!

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Re: I missed the hot cakes...

Post by Bloodnok » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:24 am

Hi, I guess I better introduce myself :-)

Yes - I do make a few Sinclair related items. Started out with the Microdrive emulator (vDrive ZX/QL - didn't realise there was another VDRIVE associated with the ZX81 so hope I didn't offend anyone with the name). Went on to re-engineer the Sinclair Interface 1 ULA (the vLA1) and as I'd gotten the CPLD/FPGA design bug thought I'd work through the rest of the Sinclair ULA family. Ended up with a design for the ZX81, Spectrum 48K and Spectrum 128K and decided to bite the bullet and make them into something worth buying (hopefully).

I live in rural New Zealand and make everything by hand (along with small reflow oven to speed some things up). I inadvertently set my location to Germany while setting up a listing on SellMyRetro hence the rumour that I come from there (would certainly make it easier for shipping!). I've since corrected this but a purchaser from Germany (Paul?) happened to buy a vLA81 at the right time and scored very low shipping costs :D. My mistake so if you're reading this Paul, then you've got a bargain!

Although I've tested the vLA81 as best I can and have had a few independent testers who have reported good things, I would welcome any feedback from forum members and also be more than happy to answer any questions on the features or design.

Cheers,

Charlie

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