The great 'Make a Chip' inventory

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The great 'Make a Chip' inventory

Post by R-Tape » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:44 pm

I spent the afternoon sorting through old cassettes that should have been stored better, and putting them in proper, tightly sealed containers. I was appalled to discover that I've only got 5 copies of Make a Chip! I think my Scrabble and Survival are similar, but they're packed away in the attic.

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It'll be an easy challenge, but can anyone beat that? (Fog seemed to have more than were actually created in the first place, but I don't think he's active these days)

Maybe we should have a meet where Specchums get together and bring their M-A-Cs to demonstrate status...
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Re: The great 'Make a Chip' inventory

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:47 pm

It seems I'm the only Spectrum user I don't have a copy! ;)

By the way, what is it about?
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Re: The great 'Make a Chip' inventory

Post by PeteProdge » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:50 pm

The Atari 2600 had E.T.

We have Make-A-Chip.
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Re: The great 'Make a Chip' inventory

Post by R-Tape » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:14 pm

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:47 pm
By the way, what is it about?
Are you trying to tell us you didn't load it up BITD and build a fully functioning microchip like the rest of us?! :o
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Re: The great 'Make a Chip' inventory

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:29 pm

No. I had a sad chilhood.
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Re: The great 'Make a Chip' inventory

Post by R-Tape » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:49 pm

The first time I loaded it was about 2 years ago, in an emulator. I still don't know how to make a chip.

I can't remember if any of these 5 tapes actually work!
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Re: The great 'Make a Chip' inventory

Post by Ast A. Moore » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:17 pm

Joking aside, I think it’s pretty good. Not £9.95 good, but good. It slipped past me BITD, but I’d have been super happy if I’d had it. Simple, clear, and no-nonsense approach to demonstrating how basic logic gates work written in . . . BASIC (I know). Much better than flipping through boring textbooks (especially for a kid).

Someone was asking about learning electronics in another thread. Well, this would make for a pretty good start. (Okay, not for learning electronics per se, but simple digital circuits for sure.)
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