Hello from the UK!

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CarolineZX81
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Hello from the UK!

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Hi,

I had a ZX81 in the 1980's, with Psion Chess, 3D Defender and 3D Monster Maze. I also learned to program in BASIC but was never able to grasp Assembly programming. A few years ago (about 2015) my brother gave me another ZX81 for my birthday with a RAM pack but no power supply. As a busy Mum this project was put to one side reluctantly but over the past year have gradually acquired a CRT, connection cables and configured a multi purpose power supply (thanks to advice on this board) and last month I had it working (and displaying "Hello World"). See attached photo.

However I have not been able to successfully save any programs with the cassette recorder and tapes in my possession. I shall post a query about this on an appropriate page on this forum.

Best wishes.
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1024MAK
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Hello and welcome to our forum CarolineZX81!

:D :D :D

I hope you enjoy the forum :D

You’re getting there ;)

We are happy to help if you have any questions.

Mark

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Erm
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Loving the keyboard stuck-on add-on.

And also, may I say, without wanting to sound like some kind of stereotypical computer geek that doesn't get out much (although I think that is probably unavoidable): what lovely hands you have for a lady who must surely be in about the same age bracket as other original ZX81 users.

(bet others were thinking it, but too shy to bring it up!)

Is it due to supplies of original 1980s Oil of Ulay? ;)
I'm Chris, a Brit in Germany (Chr$ on the QL forum).

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1024MAK
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@Erm, so who was taking the photo? You are making a lot of assumptions...! :lol:

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That's a very good point actually, I should have given it more thought. I'll get my coat.
I'm Chris, a Brit in Germany (Chr$ on the QL forum).

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