Dec 132018
 

The next meeting of the RISC OS User Group of London will take place on Monday, 17th December – but rather than a normal meeting, with a guest speaker, this last meeting before Christmas has instead been scheduled as the group’s informal Christmas Meal.

This is because the normal venue for ROUGOL’s meetings, the upstairs restaurant in the Blue-Eyed Maid, tends to be in high demand at this time of year. Therefore, the group may have to meet downstairs, in the bar – making it an ideal opportunity for those attending to discuss what has happened in the RISC OS World over the course of 2018, as well as what they hope and expect to happen in the coming year.

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Nov 102018
 

Having very recently acquired Castle Technology, and therefore the rights to RISC OS itself, RISC OS Developments Ltd has made people sit up and take notice yet again – after last year doing the same when it announced itself to the world, with the news that it had successfully secured funding for a then unspecified RISC OS project.

If you were unable to attend the RISC OS London Show, during which the company’s Richard Brown gave one of the talks – and in so doing packed the room set aside for the theatre and all but emptied the main hall – then you might want to know a little more, and you may even have a question or two. In which case, why not pop along to the next RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) meeting, at which Richard will be talking?

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Oct 202018
 

By this time next Saturday, most visitors to the London Show will be either at home or heading there having chatted to any number of people, from fellow visitors and enthusiasts, to the various hardware and software developers, and even hobbyists, manning stands. They will know all about the latest news and developments that are to be revealed at the show.

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Oct 062018
 

That’s the aerospace industry, not the space above a Nestlé facility1.

If you want to find out all about the use of Acorn computers in the aerospace industry then you need to head for the nation’s capital city on the evening of Monday, 15th October. That’s when Keith Emerton – a retired Senior Specialist Test Equipment Engineer – will be talking to the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) on that very subject. Continue reading »

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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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 »

Jun 062018
 

The open source RiscPC emulator RPCEmu will be the subject of a talk by Matthew and Peter Howkins in London on Monday, 18th June.

The brothers have been maintaining and further developing the open source emulator, which was originally developed by Sarah Walker, for over ten years, and it can now support all versions of RISC OS from 3.50 to 6.20 – including version 3.80, which was the development version for the RiscPC 2, aka Phoebe, and never officially released. Continue reading »

May 192018
 

Also: Pictures and words from Clive Semmens’ recent talk now online.

Announced a couple of weeks ago and taking place in two days time, Andrew Conroy will be the guest speaker at this month’s RISC OS User Group of London meeting. Regularly seen at shows with his CJE Micro’s employee hat on, Andrew exhibited at this year’s Southwest Show in his own right, exhibiting many interfacing projects using the Raspberry Pi and, of course, RISC OS. It is this subject that he will be talking about in London. For more details, please refer to the previous announcement, or the meetings page on the ROUGOL website.

Last month, Clive Semmens was the group’s guest speaker, covering his thirty years working and playing with ARM processors. The page on the ROUGOL website referring to the meeting has since been updated with a few photographs, and links to resources that Clive himself has made available – what he said (PDF), and the pictures supporting his talk.