RISC OS users who were Acorn users long before the Archimedes and our favourite OS was ever a thing will remember that the BBC Micro had a younger, more limited sibling – the Acorn Electron. And they will also therefore have observed that the Raspberry Pi 400, a small computer built into a keyboard, could be seen as a nod to computers like the Electron – especially given that the Pi can run RISC OS, and therefore BBC BASIC (albeit a greatly improved version, and using much more memory), the…Read More
Backplanes (are) back, alright!
(For) A-seven-kays (yeah)1 If you have an A7000 or A7000+ machine and have a podule to fit, or even if you already have one fitted, but think there is room for improvement, CJE Micro’s has your back(plane).Read More
Clock a load of this: Elesar’s WiFi HAT now has an optional RTC
Back in October, Elesar Ltd launched a new hardware product, aimed firmly at the Raspberry Pi, which addressed a significant shortcoming in RISC OS in a pretty neat way. That product was a WiFi HAT (Hardware Attached on Top) device that provided seamless wireless network facilities to RISC OS users.Read More
News nybble: New RTC and CMOS RAM module variant for RiscPC from CJE Micro’s
CJE Micro’s is a good source of RTC solutions for computers new and old, and the company has now added a new variant to their range for older computers – specifically, RiscPCs. This one, costing £28.00, plugs into the RiscPC’s POST pins for power and earth – useful if damage to the RTC circuitry (due to battery leakage) precludes fitting new surface mount components. The I2C lines connect via flying leads, which need a little soldering on the underside of the motherboard – but it saves uising up a podule…Read More
Storing computers and new clock module for RiscPC, A5000 etc.
Announcement from Chris Evans of 4D, 6th September, 2013 CJEMicro’s/4D are pleased to announce a replacement clock module for the RiscPC, A7000+, A7000, A5000, A4000, A3020, A3010 and A3000. Failing Real Time Clocks (RTCs) and CMOS memory is a big problem for many earlier Acorn computers. Leaking batteries can cause extensive damage, but when the damage is limited to affecting the clock then our module can provide the solution.Read More