Sep 092018
 

The next meeting of the Midlands User Group, which was originally planned for Saturday, 15th September, has had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. The group usually meets on the third Saturday of every ‘odd’ month, so the next scheduled meeting is Saturday, 17th November.

Tony Bartram of AMCOG Games is expected to appear as the guest speaker for the November meeting, subject to confirmation closer to the date – so keep your eye out for an announcement as that date draws near.

Aug 172018
 

Both small, but still visible without the use of a magnifying glass!

The mini.m computer - R-Comp's new tiny toy

This year’s Wakefield show (report coming to be started soon at some point) saw the launch of a new computer from R-Comp, called the mini.m. The system is most easily described as a mini version of the ARMSX ARMX6, squeezed down so that it fits in a cube measuring just two inches in each dimension.

But what if you weren’t at Wakefield, and want to see this computer with your own eyes? Your best bet is to hope someone brings one along to your local user group meeting – so if your local user group is the RISC OS User Group of London, you’ll be in luck on Monday, 20th August, because the mini.m is just one of the things that will feature at the group’s meeting that evening.

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Aug 102018
 

It will soon be time once again for RISC OS users in or around the Southampton area to get together to discuss the platform, and perhaps show off any new hardware or software they may have – whether bought or their own project.

That’s because the next meeting of the user group for the area will be taking place on Tuesday, 14th August. Running from 7:00pm until 9:00pm, the place to be if you are in the area is:

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Jul 082018
 

The next meeting for Bristol RISC OS Users will take place on Wednesday, 11th July. Taking place from 7:30pm until closing time, the meeting is an informal gathering where like-minded folk can have a chat over a meal and a pint. There is no set topic or speaker, although recent or upcoming events in the RISC OS world may get a mention, and individuals may bring along their current pet project.

So if you are in or around Bristol this Wednesday evening, the place to be is:

The Eldon House pub,
6 Lower Clifton Hill,
Bristol,
BS8 1BT.
Jul 082018
 

The next opportunity for RISC OS users in and around the Southampton area to meet up is Tuesday, 10th July. The meeting will run from 7:00pm until 9:00pm, at:

The Sports Centre,
Itchen College,
Deacon Road,
Southampton.

Taking place in the College Centre – an open area with tables and chairs, next to the Sports Centre Reception desk – there will be at least one small network of RISC OS computers and, hopefully, internet access.

Jul 022018
 

David Lane will be taking the floor at the next meeting of the RISC OS User Group of London to talk about DrawScript, a programming/script language developed by Joe Taylor that can be used to produce graphics in Draw format. Based on BASIC, but with extra graphics commands, DrawScript can be used to produce elaborate drawings with great precision – as demonstrated by the DrawScript gallery, linked from the software’s website. Continue reading »