Providers of a WiFi solution in the form of Wispy, which allows RISC OS computers to access wireless network connections, RISCOSbits will be at Saturday’s Wakefield Show with a number of new products in the range.Continue reading “RISCOSbits launching new Wispy products at Wakefield”
And given a bit of a shine to boot.
RISC OS may not have built in support for WiFi, but there are tricks that can be employed in order to benefit from wireless connectivity. One of those tricks is to run Linux on a board that does support WiFi, and hitch a ride on that board’s connection. That may sound complicated to those who lack the tecnical knowhow, but there are a couple of solutions available to simplify the whole process.
One of those solutions is Wispy, from RISCOSbits, which utilises the wireless connection on an Orange Pi Zero. Connected to your computer by a short network cable, the board is small enough to be discreet – indeed, on some systems it can be housed interally in the main case – and bridges the gap between your RISC OS computer and a wireless network connection.Continue reading “Wispy made less… wispy”
It’s simple maths, innit?
In the wake of the recent Recursion and Southwest shows, and the launch of the CE range, Ident Computer‘s Tom Williamson and RISCOSbits‘ Andy Marks have recognised a degree of overlap in some of their product range and, rather than compete, have put their heads – and their overlapping products – together. Continue reading “RISC CE + Wispy = Wispy CE”
Just in time for Wakefield!
With half of a year having passed since the London Show (and the Wakefield Show almost upon us), the RISCOSitory report is more than a little overdue – again!
The usual main excuse applies, which is that it’s always busy here in the bunker, and some things have to be put off in favour of other, more important tasks. However, it is now the turn of that task to be used to put off other less important things – so here, at long last, is your run down of what happened at the St Giles Hotel, Feltham, on Saturday, 27th October, 2018!Continue reading “Show report: London 2018”
That’s last year’s record for a long-delayed show report broken!
This year’s Wakefield Show took place on 21st April, at the Cedar Court Hotel, organised by the local user group – the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC).
Like last year, I must apologise for another long-delayed RISCOSitory show report. As ever, this is mainly because of how busy I am outside the world of RISC OS, but also because I wanted to edit down my video recordings of the theatre talks to a more manageable length – and video editing can take a lot of time.Continue reading “Show report: Wakefield 2018”
Saturday will be a Good Day to PiHard!
There will be some new toys available from RISCOSbits at the London Show, which takes place on Saturday – new cases, docks for R-Comp‘s mini.m, and systems based around the Wandboard. In addition, the company’s website has been updated to reflect the new and existing range, with options to buy some items directly, rather than through eBay.Continue reading “New toys from RISCOSbits at London”
Better late than never, but not as late as last year – so that’s something, right?
This year’s Southwest Show took place on Saturday, 24th February, at the Webbington Hotel and Spa – the same venue at which it has been held every year since its inception. This year’s show was therefore the 21st, marking twenty years since the very first one, held in February 1998. There was therefore cake – which you missed out on if you didn’t come to the show, and which everyone who was present enjoyed. And so ends this show report: That’s all you need to know, really.
Oh, you want a little more detail? Oh well, if you insist… Continue reading “Show report: Southwest 2018”
The latest RISC OS Awards poll, covering 2017, came to a close a on Saturday, 26th May – and the results are now known.
The Awards website has been updated to show the results, and the winners (for whom I have contact details) will be notified by email later today, with direct links to the results so that they can be referred to on the their own websites.
Wednesday, 14th March will see the next meeting of Bristol RISC OS Users. The meeting is slated to begin at around 7:30pm, though some members may arrive earlier, and will continue on until closing time. It will take place at:
6 Lower Clifton Hill,
Being informal in nature, there is no set topic or a speaker, but user Steven Green plans to bring along his HDMI Pi to show off – a Raspberry Pi set up in a tablet-esque form factor, using RISCOSbits‘ Wispy for wireless connectivity.
The question on everyone’s lips for countless years to come will be “Where were you on 28th October, 2017?”
Okay, they probably won’t be asking that – but I’m asking it now.
Well? Where were you?
I’ll tell you where I was: Feltham. More specifically, the St Giles Hotel – in the conference rooms on the first floor, where this year’s London Show was held. If you weren’t there, I’ll assume you’re reading this because you have an interest in RISC OS, and would like to know what you missed. In which case, read on… Continue reading “Show report: London 2017”