Jan 062019
 

If you’re a member, and if you can find them, maybe you can visit… the AGM!

It’s the time of year when the most formally (read: properly) run user group in the world of RISC OS holds a meeting it labels as members only: It’s time for the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club‘s Annual General Meeting.

This is the opportunity for members to review the Club’s activities, and so on, for the year that has just passed, and to have a say on the Club’s future, by electing the committee for 2019 will be elected.

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Dec 152018
 

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.

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Nov 052018
 

The Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) next meets on Wednesday, 7th November, and the guest speaker will be Mike Cook. He will be showing the group the projects he has been working on over the past year, including oscillators and oscilloscopes.

The meeting – free to enter for members, but £3.00 for non-members – takes place at 7:45pm at West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club, Sandal Hall Close (off Walton Lane), (A61) Barnsley Road, Sandal, Wakefield, WF2 6ER.

Jun 032018
 

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. Continue reading »

May 012018
 

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:

West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club,
Sandal Hall Close,
Off Walton Lane,
Wakefield,
West Yorkshire, WF2 6ER.
Apr 272018
 

If you need more detailed information about a small selection of Wakefield Show exhibitors and their wares than is provided in Mark Stephens’ show report and pictures on the Icon Bar website, but can’t wait for the usual RISCOSitory show report and videos, Ruth Gunstone has stepped in to fill in the gap. Ruth is a member of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club and, along with Peter Richmond, looks after the show theatre – and has now uploaded her recordings of the various talks to Youtube:

Apr 192018
 

But size isn’t everything, you know. Honestly.

In a pre-show tease, R-Comp‘s Andrew Rawnsley has posted to the RISC OS Open Forum to say the company will have something new at this weekend’s show – in a thread entitled “Good things come in small packages.” He goes on to explain that you shouldn’t be deceived by it’s small size, because this mysterious item – which he also describes as small, powerful, and shiny – packs quite a punch.

This mysterious item, we are told, is fully ARM’d – and we should think a Lord of the Rings dwarf. Continue reading »

Apr 192018
 

And you thought I was slow putting my videos online!

Ruth Gunstone is one of the duo that handles the theatre at the annual Wakefield Show, along with Peter Richmond, and she has also made video recordings of the talks for the last couple of years. Her recordings from last year’s show are now online for your viewing pleasure – just in time for this year’s show! The videos in question are: