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.
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.
But don’t panic – it’s a gathering of geeks, not immortals with a bent for beheading!
There can be only one place to be if you’re a RISC OS user who happens to be in or around Southampton on the evening of June 12th: Itchen College, which is when and where the next meeting of the Southampton RISC OS User Group will be taking place.
Luckily, though, only in the form of a video game!
AMCOG Games‘ Tony Bartram will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club, which takes place on Wednesday, 6th June, at 7:45pm. Tony will be talking about games development on RISC OS, along with creating audio-visual effects.
Under the AMCOG Games brand, Tony has released eight games so far, including a brand new first person shooter, Island of the Undead, in which you have made an emergency landing on a military base, only to discover it has become overrun with zombies.
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.
The Midlands User Group will be holding its next meeting on Saturday, 19th May – tomorrow – and the guest speaker will be Tom Williamson of Ident Computer, with a talk covering the company’s recent developments, such as the Ident CE, the new arrangement with RISCOSbits acting as a supplier, and 3D printing.
If you wish to attend, the meeting will take place from 2:00pm at The Methodist Church Hall, Greenhill, Blackwell, Bromsgrove, B60 1BL, and there is a small charge to cover the costs of the hall and refreshments.
The next meeting for Bristol RISC OS users will take place on Wednesday, 9th May. Running from 7:30pm until kicking out time, the place to be is:
6 Lower Clifton Hill,
There will probably be flashing – but don’t worry, it’ll be LEDs rather than Andrew himself.
Although Andrew will be recognised by many people as one of the faces of CJE Micro’s, regularly in attendance as one of the team at RISC OS shows, he also uses RISC OS in his spare time – and his talk in London will centre around one aspect of that: Raspberry Pi interfacing projects, for which he uses BBC BASIC.
If you’re a RISC OS user in the Southampton area, then Tuesday, 8th May is the date you need to note down – for that is when your local user group next gets together. The meeting, which runs from 7:00pm until 9:00pm, is free to attend – and you can bring along any hardware or software you wish to show off, try out, seek help with, or whatever.
The place to be is the Sports Centre of Itchen College – head for the College Centre, an open area with tables and chairs by the Sports Centre Reception desk – Deacon Road, Southampton.
The next meeting of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club will take place tomorrow, Wednesday 2nd May, and the subject will be Micro Miscellany – apparently the third such meeting – with members given the opportunity to see and try out a variety of hardware and software, including robotics and Pi-related goodies.
Entry to the meeting is free for members, and costs just £3.00 for non-members. It kicks off at 7:45pm, and if you wish to attend, you should point your nose in the direction of:
Sandal Hall Close,
Off Walton Lane,
West Yorkshire, WF2 6ER.