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Dragon Meetup - July 6th 2019

Dragon Meetup  - July 6th 2019
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It's the third Dragon Meetup, hosted again at The Centre for Computing History.

You don't have to be a Dragon owner - or even know much about Dragons - to come to this celebration of the classic Welsh home computer. This small but active user group have been collecting, restoring, developing and expanding their machines for over 35 years.

Last year we had one of every Dragon variant in one place for probably the first time ever. This year we're going to look to the future as much as the past with a record number of Dragon add-ons. 

 

  • From John Whitworth, we'll have his clones of the Compusense 80 column card and Eurohard lowercase card (from the 200E). 
  • From Phill Harvey-Smith, we'll have the Dragon MMC and hopefully prototypes of the Dragon RGB and serial cards. 
  • From Zippster in the US we'll the CocoSDC and CocoVGA. 
  • From Tormod in Switzerland, there'll be the Mooh 512K expansion and Drivewire add-ons.
  • From Steve Preston we'll have a Draco - the ultimate upgraded Dragon that thinks it's a Coco too, plus VGA and MMC too.

 

On the software side, we'll have Dragons connected to the Internet and Dragons running Unix, plus plenty of the other games, utilities and demos.


Hopefully we'll also have some Dragon Alpha prototypes, the Thorn EMI Liberator and other exotic Dragons and peripherals from the last 35 years.


As a special event this year to mark Brexit we've also invited some French cousins over - Roy Templeman will have his collection of 6809 machines from across the channel, including Thomsons and Matra Alices. We'll also have other 6809 machines from around the world.


If you have a Dragon or other 6809 machine you'd like to bring or some software you'd like to demonstrate, please drop a line to tony@computinghistory.org.uk - we'd love to hear from you.


Time: 10am - 5pm


* Concessions include Students, OAPs, Disabled and Carers.

* Family entry is for 2 Adults and 2 Children.

Remember - All proceeds go to support our Computing Museum!

 
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