Hardware

New Econet Clocks in stock at 4D

In a situation that could have brought the economy stumbling to its knees, for a while there were no Econet Clocks in stock at 4D, having sold the last of the existing i-Cubed stock some time ago. However, the company is pleased to report that there is now a batch of new devices in stock […]

Shows

News nybble: First batch of Wakefield Show videos now online

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 […]

Shows

News nybble: More videos from Wakefield 2017

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 […]

Hardware

4D introduces USB mouse interface for older RISC OS machines

Modern RISC OS systems tend to come equipped with a number of USB ports, one of which is normally used to connect the mouse to the computer. However, this wasn’t always the case – USB was first introduced in the mid-1990s, and the Acorn Archimedes first appeared in 1987; Acorn didn’t have the option of […]

Hardware

4D introduces RaspberryRO Lite

I had no idea computers contained fat or sugar – but this one definitely doesn’t! Putting on his 4D hat, Chris Evans has introduced a new computer in the RaspberryRO range, this one given the ‘Lite’ suffix. The RaspberryRO Lite takes the form of a Raspberry Pi (but you probably guessed that from the name) […]

Shows

Videos from the Southwest Show

With the last couple of months having been somewhat busy here in the bunker, I’ve not yet had time to write a Southwest Show report – indeed, it is only just over a week ago that I was finally able to sit down and watch the four talks given at the show, which I was […]

Hardware

News nybble: pi-topRO news from CJE Micro’s

Function key fix, configuring the nano-router. pi-topRO users, it seems, may be feeling somewhat befuddled about using their function keys “in the normal way with the Fn modifier key” – but if you are such a user, you can now be de-befuddled. Chris Evans has revealed, with thanks to Jon Abbott for spotting the cause […]

Announcements

pi-topRO – a proper portable RISC OS box

Finally, you can let your A4 cash in on its pension! Anyone familiar with the Raspberry Pi scene will be aware of the Pi-Top, a laptop computer based around the credit card-sized computer that was developed after a successful crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo in 2014 – and anyone familiar with the RISC OS scene will […]

User groups

User group meetings galore over the next seven days

Horsham, Southampton, Bristol, Midlands, Wessex… Everybody talk about… pop music! No, hang on, that’s not right. There are quite a number of user group meetings taking place over the next week, so it seems sensible to wrap them up in a single post, covering all of those up to and including next Saturday (17th September).

User groups

Chris Evans guest at Surrey and Sussex User Group meeting

The meeting’s tonight – so this is a last minute, RapidO post! The next meeting of SASAUG, the Surrey and Sussex Acorn User Group, takes place on Monday, 9th May, and according to an announcement only just received here at the RISCOSitory bunker, the meeting will have Chris Evans of CJE Micro’s along as a […]