Community disc tutorial – and other updates

We’ve encoded some more videos including the Eco Disc introduction (winner of the 1987 ‘most funky AIV music intro’ award) and the ‘tutorial’ video from the Community disc.  The tutorial is on YouTube and walks you through the various features of the interactive disc: All of the BeebSCSI code and schematics are now available on GitHub: https://github.com/simoninns/BeebSCSI In addition, we Continue reading Community disc tutorial – and other updates

Philips VP415

The Philips VP415 section (under hardware) has been updated with photos of the laser disc player, the operation manual, the service manual and images of some of the internal EPROMs.  The service manual is a comprehensive guide (of nearly 200 pages) covering all aspects of the player including detailed circuit schematics.

Countryside Disc information and manual available

Information is now available for the Countryside disc including a short excerpt video from the disc showing the farm you have to manage as part of the interactive educational experience.  The article includes the disc’s graphics, pictures of the video disc itself and a high-quality copy of the original manual.  Please visit the disc’s page for more information.

Volcanoes Disc information and manual available

Information is now available for the Volcanoes disc including a short excerpt video from the disc.  The article includes the disc’s graphics, pictures of the video disc itself and a high-quality copy of the original manual.  Please visit the disc’s page for more information.

SmallyMouse – Marconi RB2 trackerball compatible USB mouse interface

The SmallyMouse project (originally featured on WaitingForFriday.com) has been included in the project section.  SmallyMouse is converter that allows modern USB mice to be used with both the BBC Micro and the BBC Master computers.  SmallyMouse supports both the RB2 standard (for use with Domesday) and the AMX standard for use with software such as AMX pagemaker.  Full details are Continue reading SmallyMouse – Marconi RB2 trackerball compatible USB mouse interface

Domesday86 is launched!

Domesday86 is a project that aims to recreate the experience of the original BBC Domesday project using modern hardware and software.  On this site you will find a growing collection of documentation for the original Acorn/BBC Domesday project as well as details of the Domesday86 project itself including sub-projects such as BeebSCSI. The basic aim of the Domesday86 project is Continue reading Domesday86 is launched!