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by 1024MAK
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issue Tx boards discussions
Replies: 44
Views: 4527

Re: Issue Tx boards discussions

It’s always good practice to use a buffer or driver for a LED rather than driving it directly from a signal / transmission line. You can then drive the LED at a reasonable current without loading down the signal it is monitoring. A further benefit of having active circuitry, is you can include a pul...
by 1024MAK
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issue Tx boards discussions
Replies: 44
Views: 4527

Re: Issue Tx boards discussions

The male part in the U.K. is normally called a jack plug. However the 6.35 mm (​¼ inch) version is also known as a phone connector, phone jack, audio jack, or headphone jack. What it is called, partly depends on where in the world you are. These names / terms may also be used for the 3.5mm size conn...
by 1024MAK
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issue Tx boards discussions
Replies: 44
Views: 4527

Re: Issue Tx boards discussions

Further to the debate on the serial port pin-outs:
If there is space on the board, why not have links / jumper shunts to select which signals appear on which pins?

Mark
by 1024MAK
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: The forum is nine (yes nine!) years old today!
Replies: 12
Views: 1117

Re: The forum is nine (yes nine!) years old today!

QLvsJAGUAR wrote:Congratulations! Let's do a big party next year for the 10th anniversary.
Cheers,
Urs

Will there be cake? If so, I’ll be there :mrgreen:

Mark
by 1024MAK
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: The forum is nine (yes nine!) years old today!
Replies: 12
Views: 1117

Re: The forum is nine (yes nine!) years old today!

Nine years :shock: But it still seems all new. I must be getting old, as it still feels like I only joined a couple of years ago, but in fact I joined in December 2011. :D Happy Birthday QL Forum :D As of this post, there are a total of 29838 posts, a total of 3000 topics and a total of 623 members....
by 1024MAK
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: QL vs BBC vs Amstrad 464
Replies: 9
Views: 1391

Re: QL vs BBC vs Amstrad 464

The trouble is, we don’t know the exact set of benchmarks that were used. I’m guessing that this was all the standard benchmarks rolled into one program. The whole point was to run the same program on each machine. So they were all likely using floating point variables. As that is the most common ty...
by 1024MAK
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Ebay sale = The Sinclair QL series
Replies: 8
Views: 1383

Re: Ebay sale = The Sinclair QL series

vanpeebles wrote:Has anyone seen the five grand ebay lot, with the spem QL for sale?? :)

Apparently it's now "lost or broken"...

Mark
by 1024MAK
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Welsh Meters
Replies: 21
Views: 3466

Re: Welsh Meters

He he, nice one guys. But be careful - we know to our cost in Wales that Google translate is responsible for producing some of the worst and most confusing road signs here in Wales, in fact there's a whole Facebook group dedicated to Arwyddion Cymraeg Gwael (Poor Welsh Signs) where the words in a s...
by 1024MAK
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Game Over !
Replies: 8
Views: 2440

Re: Game Over !

I see that you have got over your bent pin and have now gone brittle :mrgreen:

Mark
by 1024MAK
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Sinclair QL Power Supply
Replies: 5
Views: 1242

Re: Sinclair QL Power Supply

keyboardjunkie wrote:Oh, and I take it that this will work on 240/50hz in the UK with a mains plug change?

Thanks,

Mark.

Yes :D

Mark