BBC Master? Me?

mikeitstop

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So my brother-law-whatsapps me "do you want this?"

Obviously I declined. It looks quite old and I doubt it would run Windows 10 at all.

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Tell me you meant that you actually took it?!!! 😮

btw, I've got a brand new one, boxed. I bought it in 1996 when Acorn had a firesale of them. I tested it a couple of times, removed the batteries for the leakage and put it away. It's mint, although the caps may possibly need doing after such a long time.
 

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Yeah of course I took it. Took his arm with it I bit so quick!

I need photos of your mint boxed one, erm...to compare with my trash heap looking one.
 

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I'd be happy to show you one day. Alas, it's in the cupboard, buried under a pile of other boxes and is quite difficult to get to so it's gonna take a while.

Just found its entry in my finance program. I bought it on 03.06.96 for £52.00 and I can still remember when it was delivered to my workplace. I stamped the box with the parcel received stamp, which had the date on it. That's my favourite bit. :)
 

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I'd be happy to show you one day. Alas, it's in the cupboard, buried under a pile of other boxes and is quite difficult to get to so it's gonna take a while.

Just found its entry in my finance program. I bought it on 03.06.96 for £52.00 and I can still remember when it was delivered to my workplace. I stamped the box with the parcel received stamp, which had the date on it. That's my favourite bit. :)
Next club meet is in 6 days - bring it!
 

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Was it the same model used the the Doomsday project?
 

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Mine is just a bog standard Master. Dunno of any other variants, but that’s not to say there aren’t any.

The Master needed an expansion card to work with the video disc player.
 

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Was it the same model used the the Doomsday project?
that's really interesting, just been reading about it. I was 10yo when they did that but nowhere near well behaved enough to be let near the school's BBC Micro.

And sorry, yes it looks like they used a master, albeit with much nicer peripherals.
 

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Saw - and I think had a bit of a use of it at a further education place many decades ago. Pretty clever stuff for the time.
 

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I've finally gotten my grubby mits on it. Here are some more pics, including the cartridges.

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