Domesday Resource Booklets added

The Doomsday resource booklets are a series of 7 documents that are designed as guides for educators when using the Domesday system for various teaching topics. The booklets include both exercise examples for pupils and extensive notes for teachers. There are seven booklets in the series covering Projects and Topics, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Art; Craft Design and Technology, Environmental Education, Continue reading Domesday Resource Booklets added

Domesday86 development needs your help…

So far the Domesday86 project has delivered two projects BeebSCSI (a complete SCSI emulation system for 8-bit Acorn computers) and SmallyMouse2 (a mouse/trackball emulation system for many 8 and 16-bit retro micros).  Due to the open-source/open-hardware approach of the project all design, software, hardware and documentation has been made freely available.  Several people have taken the designs and started distributing Continue reading Domesday86 development needs your help…

BeebSCSI quick-start image added

A new quick-start zip file has been added to the BeebSCSI documentation. This zip file can be easily unzipped onto a blank micro SD card and provides a pre-formated 512Mb LUN image including the SuperForm utility (required to make more LUN images).  Please see the following link for details: Quick-start guide

Acorn Domesday Project Brochure added

Thanks to a kind donation from Chris Walton the Domesday documents page now has a high-quality scan of the Acorn Domesday Project brochure that includes some nice photographs of both the complete AIV system and the system in use.  If you have any Acorn Domesday documentation that you can’t find on this site, please get in touch!

Repairing and calibrating a Philips VP415 Laser Video Disc Player

As part of the recent repair and restoration of an Acorn AIV Domesday system it was necessary to replace the broken power supply module and (after repairing several of the modules) recalibrate the RGB module in the player to restore the picture back to the correct brightness and colour-balance.  In addition, I designed and 3D printed a magnetic disc lock Continue reading Repairing and calibrating a Philips VP415 Laser Video Disc Player

Demonstration of the EcoDisc running on a real BBC Domesday system

The domesday86 project has acquired an original BBC Domesday system which originally belonged to the Gothenburg University’s English Institute. The AIV system has been fully restored back to working order and can be seen running the AIV EcoDisc in the following video. The system appears to be an export version of the AIV system and has been locally modified with Continue reading Demonstration of the EcoDisc running on a real BBC Domesday system

28 more Domesday related PDFs

Many thanks to Jules Richardson for supplying a wealth of Domesday related scans and information!  We now have 28 new PDFs on  20 of these documents are various announcements and flyers about the Domesday system, project and related software and 8 of the PDFs are press clippings from newpaper articles. You can find the new PDF documents by clicking Continue reading 28 more Domesday related PDFs

Domesday Video Disc User Guide

Thanks to Alex Wilson for donating the missing Domesday Video Disc User Guide – we now have this document scanned and available for download. This 250 page manual covers detailed information about the National and Community discs with extensive guides to using the various features of the Domesday system. You can download the manual from the following link: Domesday Video Continue reading Domesday Video Disc User Guide