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The I.T. Crowd (Scotland) : Retro User Computer Group May 2024

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

£6.00

 

This is a gathering for lovers of any retro microcomputers, especially those fond of the BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Atom, and Archimedes/RISC OS machines. This event is aimed at bringing together a community of like-minded individuals in a comfortable and modern setting – the Falkirk Business Hub, in central Falkirk, Scotland.

Thursday 30th May 2024 7:00PM running until 10:00PM

πŸ•Ή Event Features:

This is an informal gathering for…

  • – Show and Tell: Bring your own hardware to display and discuss with others.
  • – Collaborative Working: Spend time on hardware, programming, or gaming projects.
  • – Knowledge Exchange: Share ideas, insights, and skills with other enthusiasts.
  • – Advice on Repair and Upgrade: Reviving poorly Acorn machines.
  • – Socialize and Enjoy : There’s a kitchen for coffee, tea and biscuits. We’re in the town centre for bars, pubs and restaurants for potential afterwards gatherings.

πŸ”Ž May 2024 Hardware Focus : Econet and networking : Software Focus – multi-player games

  • Econet Networking Demo: Let’s set up some Acorn computers with Econet hardware and demonstrate how Econet networking works. Show how files can be shared among connected computers.
  • Acorn Econet Computer Showcase: bring your Acorn computers, especially those with Econet interfaces, to showcase and discuss your setups.
  • Econet Troubleshooting: Experienced members can offer guidance and assistance in diagnosing and solving problems on networking Acorn machines together.
  • Multiplayer Gaming Sessions: Econet Elite anyone? Let’s get some multiplayer gaming sessions set up!

Other networking activities:-

  • Bulletin Board : Stardot user BrianMartin runs the “Night Owl” Bullentin Board – let’s see if we can connect to that or have it up and running at the meetup
  • Connecting together other makes of retro machines locally or to others across the world.

πŸ’»Β All Are Welcome:
While the event tends to be Acorn-centric, we could welcome enthusiasts of other retro machines as well. We’ve had Sinclair, Atari, Commodore, Altair etc.

πŸ“…Β Date & Time:
Thursday 30th May 2024 7:00PM running until 10:00PM

πŸ“Β Location: Falkirk Business Hub

45 Vicar St, Falkirk FK1 1LL

Access : use the side door on Vicar Street. This also has disabled access.

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https://falkirkbusinesshub.co.uk/ – a contemporary venue centrally located, just a 2-minute walk from Grahamston Train Station and with seamless access to the M9 motorway between Stirling and Edinburgh. Numerous bars and restaurants are nearby for post-event socializing.
There is a car park next to the building which is free in the evenings.
Building includes disabled access and lifts.

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πŸš—πŸ…Ώ There are two recommended car parks:-

i) Weir street car park which is next to the venue. Free parking in the evenings
ii) Melville street – one street away – also free in the evenings.

Details

Date:
May 30
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
£6.00
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Venue

FK1 1LL
45 Vicar Street
Falkirk, FK11LL United Kingdom
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