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  1. Not sure this is the right thread but feel free to move it / suggest a new one :-) >>> Well ... I'm not a huge fan of Doctor Who but my mum (in her 70s) is! I just happened to be walking past her enjoying this episode: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04mhqf1/doctor-who-series-8-9-flatline right at the 26 minute mark, and *what* do I see but a Sinclair Scientific repurposed no less to convert 2 dimensional entities into 3 dimensional entities - a device that goes on to save the whole planet ... http://phils.bitboxes.co.uk/calculators/sinclair/scientific/images/ss_2dis_01.jpg http://phils.bitboxes.co.uk/calculators/sinclair/scientific/images/ss_2dis_02.jpg and these images with the re-branded 2Dis (Two Dis) logo conveniently covering the old Sinclair Scientific logo http://phils.bitboxes.co.uk/calculators/sinclair/scientific/images/ss_2dis_03.jpg http://phils.bitboxes.co.uk/calculators/sinclair/scientific/images/ss_2dis_04.jpg ... and in these you can clearly see the distinctive 1.4:2 LED display format http://phils.bitboxes.co.uk/calculators/sinclair/scientific/images/ss_2dis_05.jpg http://phils.bitboxes.co.uk/calculators/sinclair/scientific/images/ss_2dis_06.jpg I can see the headline now ... device with 320 eleven bit words saves Earth and some people just think it was another calculator I wonder if their props guy (or gal) was inspired by Ken's blog Phil M <<<< Via Ed The BBC has published some artwork of the device - apparently it is even a working calculator: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/galleries/p028vm5v via http://4dc5.com/2014/10/19/doctor-who-hacks-a-calculator/ via https://twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/statuses/523837142477570049 Cheers Ed
  2. Just got back from a week away and found that my kits arrived last week One in kit form to build and one assembled and working Thanks guys :-)
  3. A quick question for @@simpleavr ... I was reading through some of the early comments about "evening out" the current to the LEDs and I was wondering if there are any combinations (e.g. just two segments in a single digit 1) which, left glowing, would burn out the segments of the LED or is this issue solved now? I don't mind if it is ... I would just make a note to myself to not leave it burning away like this and on similar such segment combinations @@bluehash suggested that we could program an auto-off on the LEDs, if there was no button input for a certain amount of time... or even goto low power mode; I'm guessing these solutions, if needed, would be simple re-flashes of the software? Thanks
  4. Yes! 87 replies to this topic has changed and, yes please, could you solder *ONE* of my TWO up please (hedge me bets!) Touched a soldering iron recently but burnt the case of the thing I was soldering; also it has a big fat tip so I'd probably need to invest in a new thin one I'll keep the unsoldered one to show how it's done! PM me the PayPal details please
  5. I "think" I just paid $45.46 lol for 2 kits plus international shipping ... please confirm and flash both chips for me as mentioned above will the flashed chips survive a quick solder or shall I buy myself some chip sockets? Many thanks @@bluehash
  6. Hi What do I type in the box to order two calcs for delivery to/in the UK with all parts needed to build them? I can solder but will I need any USB stuff and software to flash the chip or are they pre-flashed? Thanks Sorry if I'm being thick ... been a long time since I did any microcontroller stuff ... last time was 1985 flashing an 8748
  7. Mario I think the idea is that you copy the following block and then paste it here with your name, quantity and location added to it :-) bluehash---------------1---------US cubeberg---------------2---------US GeekDoc----------------2---------US Greeeg-----------------1---------AUS Swampdonkeykami--------2---------CA SergioDeNice-----------1---------FR 2lostkiwis-------------2---------NZ distefanom-------------1---------ITA angelgrig--------------1---------GR jensma-----------------1---------GER clyvb------------------2---------US philm------------------2---------UK This will presumably allow simplevar to order in bulk, to keep costs down and to calculate shipping I was wondering though if the kits came with the processor, LEDs, resistor, switches and cell holder :-) Doh! just noticed you were already on the list distefanom
  8. Just a thought ... I also did the images and manual for the sim How easy / doable would it be for any of the above who can do 3D modelling and laser / 3D prototyping to match the pcb to a realistic original style case for the Scientific and/or the Enterprise? Some old files here: http://phils.bitboxes.co.uk/calculators/dev/ I've got lots more files / better for measurement, etc. please message me
  9. Awesome ... worked on the sim for this with Ken and Ed He's linked it to the group so you'll probably get a few more visitors :-P So yes please and please send me PayPal details for cost of two kits plus shipping to UK Many thanks bluehash---------------1---------US cubeberg---------------2---------US GeekDoc----------------2---------US Greeeg-----------------1---------AUS Swampdonkeykami--------2---------CA SergioDeNice-----------1---------FR 2lostkiwis-------------2---------NZ distefanom-------------1---------ITA angelgrig--------------1---------GR jensma-----------------1---------GER clyvb------------------2---------US philm------------------2---------UK
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