Date : Mon, 20 Oct 1997 23:47:44 +0100 ()
From : jjl101 <jjl101@...>
Subject: File transfer to Acorn 32-bit or PC
I am going to be using a BBC (B, I think) as a data logger for an STM
(Scanning Tunnelling Microscope) and would very much prefer to
transfer the data to a more powerful computer for analysis, wonderful
though I'm sure the BBC is.
I have a 32 bit Acorn (A5000) and access to PCs, and I think I should
be able to either get hold of a disc drive for the Beeb or at least a
tape drive. I have found a program at HENSA to transfer files via
tape, but nothing for disc transfer, which would be a lot easier.
The comp.sys.acorn FAQ states that programs exist to do this, but I
don't know where to find them. I also have no idea how you would go
about attaching a BBC disc drive to a PC or A5000. I remember that
you could get 3.5" drives for the BBC, but would these write to a
format readable by an A5000 or PC? If this is a possibility, where
might I get one of these drives?
On another subject, I also need to write a routine in 6502 assembler
to capture the data, so any pointers to useful info about this would
Thanks for any help! (And apologies if all this has been asked too
many times before).