Alan Adams makes a splash at Wakefield

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And the date for the 2022 show published.

The guest speaker at the next Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) meeting will be Alan Adams, with a project that has weaved its way through the years from its starting point on a BBC Micro to its current platform, a Raspberry Pi.

With an initial aim of producing results for a canoe slalom competition, Alan’s software began life on a BBC Micro, but as time has moved on, so has the available technology and processing power, and the project now supports online entry, multiple display screens showing near-live results. Recent additions include timing to within one tenth of a second, and the ability to get the results over WiFi.

Alan will be describing the evolution of the project from its 8-bit origins to its current 32-bit platform, no doubt with demonstrations of some aspects, using the Zoom video conferencing system at the group’s next meeting, which will take place at 7:45pm on Wednesday, 1st September, 2021.

Continuing the trend of recent meetings, this one is open to anyone wishing to attend; all you need to join in and hear about this project are the access details. For those who have attended other recent WROCC meetings the details remain the same, but for anyone who hasn’t yet had the pleasure of meeting up with fellow RISC OS users online to listen to an interesting presentation, just get in touch to request them.

Why not consider joining WROCC? Membership costs just £15.00 per year (discounted to £7.50 for the first year) and as well as free entry into physical meetings when they resume (£3.00 for non-members), you will receive their newsletter, The WROCC, delivered as a PDF file by email, along with access to the group’s online discussion list.

Wakefield Show

The date has now been made public for the next Wakefield Show, which it is hoped will be able to go ahead as a physical show. That’s certainly the way it is being planned at this stage.

The date set for the show is Saturday, 23rd April, 2022, with the venue being its regular home – the Cedar Court Hotel on Denby Dale Road, Calder Grove. A very small number of exhibitors have already confirmed their attendance, but keep an eye on the show website for more details and news as it becomes available.