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Old 28th Oct 2023, 5:52 pm   #61
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Here's a new program to run on Kitbugplus - the KitBug+ Digital Clock.
I'll post a short video in the near future
Just posted a 3 minute video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm7JaGQ36Jk of Kitbug+ and the LCDS
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Old 28th Oct 2023, 7:17 pm   #62
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Brilliant, love it
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Old 30th Oct 2023, 1:56 am   #63
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Added a CS command, just a simple 'Clear Screen', thats all it does, it clears the Teraterm screen and presents the KitbugPlus prompt at the top-left (home) position.
Handy when the screen is full of clutter!



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Old 2nd Nov 2023, 6:58 pm   #64
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Added a CS command, just a simple 'Clear Screen', thats all it does, it clears the Teraterm screen and presents the KitbugPlus prompt at the top-left (home) position.
Handy when the screen is full of clutter!
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Thanks Just added CS into the Kitbug+ Digital Clock

I've got the following Kitbug demos ready to run on LCDS at CfCH on Sunday.
LIFE
Digital Clock
Xmas Star
Elector Software Service Xmas carols

Are there any others I should have?
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Old 2nd Nov 2023, 7:52 pm   #65
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The only other I can think of is the trivial sine wave thing... bottom of my sc/mp page
(the RC2014 distribution includes this exact same thing in Nascom basic)
Will be great to see an LCDS, especially an LCDS in action
Are you taking anything else? I'll take the 'micro introkit'
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Old 4th Nov 2023, 9:51 pm   #66
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Thanks Tim, appreciate that. Looking forward to meeting people on the Sunday.
If you are still planning to go tomorrow, I'd recommend buying a ticket online first as I was refused entry today as they said they weren't allowing 'walk-ins' because they were unusually busy! (With apparently others also turned away)
- Although they did say to me to 'come back tomorrow, when it would be less busy' (But not sure they could guarantee that?).

I'd previously mainly always gone on the Sunday of all-weekend events there, and never had any trouble before buying the ticket there (I think I only ever bought one in advance the first time I ever went, but then just bought one there as was the same price and had had no trouble doing that).
But I'd chosen to go today, to combine with visiting another exhibition that didn't open Sundays.
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Old 11th Nov 2023, 9:47 pm   #67
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I've added an 'O' command to KitbugPlus, its an offset-calculator, handy when hand-coding and a jump offset needs to be worked out. The command works for forward or backward jumps, either within or across page boundaries (within the SC/MP constraints of course) . The docs are updated and I've included some examples: http://philg.uk
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Old 12th Nov 2023, 8:25 am   #68
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Very handy Phil, specially when programming without an assembler, which I do from time to time. Hope you will add some more handy features, there is still some space on the eprom!
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Old 30th Nov 2023, 8:55 pm   #69
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From the MK14 FB group:
Kris Sekula has done a new PCB for the Micro introkit, very similar to Martins MK14 expansion PCB like mine, but with
proper onboard provision for the crystal, caps, reset button, FTDI etc which avoids all the wiring faff, just solder up and go!
Kris has kindly placed the files here on PCBway for anyone to use I've ordered a batch of 5 to share. Thanks Kris!

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Old 10th Dec 2023, 7:57 pm   #70
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Had a parcel from PCBway today
A batch of 5 of Kris's 'Micro Introkit' PCBs!
I've made one up, I'll keep a spare, so I have three to give away.
It works exactly like my Martin.cz one of course, but so much easier to assemble, no wires to add, no tacked-on components... here it is running Conway's Game of Life.
Just as a reminder, this is a genuine INS8060 board, it has a 4k memory map split into 2k of ROM holding KitbugPlus, and 2k of RAM. Terminal I/O is at 2400 baud (Teraterm, Putty etc). Its about 2½" square.
Software wise we have Ians clock, a couple of 'Life' variations, the sine-wave demo, and it runs the Elektor ESS02 music programs unmodified too.
Fancy one?
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Old 10th Dec 2023, 10:01 pm   #71
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Hi Phil

My PCBway delivery should arrive this week. I would like to use the 'Micro Introkit' PCB on a MK14, replacing the ROM, RAM and 8154 RAM, are you able to advise how I can get the GAL16V8B programmed or a suitable programmer I should use.

I also will have a couple of PCB to give away.
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Old 13th Dec 2023, 6:14 pm   #72
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If you have a TL866II then Bob's your uncle Ian, otherwise I can send you one pre-programmed. Its just the JED file you need. MK14 expansion files attached, this is with ram 880-8FF, don't plug an 8154 in whilst using this as both will occupy 880-8FF.
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Old 20th Dec 2023, 4:01 pm   #73
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Free PCBs for the Micro Introkit project, and no takers?

This is a really nice platform for working on SC/MP code, I take no credit for it as its Kris's PCB which is based on Martin.cz's. Lets summarise what it is:
About 2.5" square PCB, regular components, no unobtainium
Genuine INS8060 SC/MP at 4mhz, not an emulation
Much cheaper to assemble than an MK14
USB powered via FTDI
Full serial terminal interface at 2400 bd, using Teraterm, putty etc
Flexible address map, 0.5k rom & 3.5k ram for NS Kitbug, or 2k rom & 2k ram for KB+
(could be NVram)
I/O Flags 1 & 2, sense A, SIN & SOUT all free to use (sense B & Flag 0 used for serial)
Monitor - either NS Kitbug with its 3 commands: Modify, Type and Go
or KB+ with Modify, Copy, Type, List, Dump, Registers, Jump calculator, Goto, Cls, fast serial loader (2400 bd, no delays, no handshaking)

I've 3 of Kris's PCBs spare, each with a pre-programmed gal, free to a good home, just shout
All you need is a SC/MP. a 6264 or 62256 ram, a 2764 or an AT28C64B rom, a 4Mhz xtal, some sockets and an FTDI serial thingy.
Its a fifteen-minute build, your coffee will still be warm
I dont mind paying postage in the UK but outside the UK it would have to be at cost.

If you've a spare SC/MP chip rotting its legs away in black foam, you might just as well park it on one of these, pending that big project
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Old 20th Dec 2023, 6:47 pm   #74
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Oh, go on then, I'll take one!

Can't promise it will be working this year, but you never know, especially as it's just soldering.

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Old 20th Dec 2023, 7:47 pm   #75
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PM your details please Mr. Buzby and your memory map preference
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Old 20th Dec 2023, 10:00 pm   #76
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Let others claim them before I do my usual hoover effect of it's free I will add it to the project list
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Old 20th Dec 2023, 11:01 pm   #77
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Resistance is futile Tim, it will be on its way tomorrow 2k + 2k for KB+ ?
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Old 21st Dec 2023, 12:58 am   #78
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Resistance is futile Tim, it will be on its way tomorrow 2k + 2k for KB+ ?
Oh go on then 2+2 - something to play with from my Next to prove the JOY2 serial port works OK
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Old 21st Dec 2023, 8:39 am   #79
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Free PCBs for the Micro Introkit project, and no takers?
Hi Phil, if there are no other takers I'd be happy to have one with the 0.5K/3.5K GAL.

I think I'll have to get a GAL programmer at some point. Those spare outputs are begging to be used
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Old 21st Dec 2023, 11:33 am   #80
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Mines just an ordinary TL866 pro Ian
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