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Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Our meetings usually consist of a talk or demonstration, with plenty of time for informal discussions and trips to the bar before and after.

Recent meetings have included visits from major RISC OS hardware, software and operating system developers, along with demonstrations of specific pieces of software by experienced users. In addition, we have covered a wide range of other subjects including digital photography, hardware upgrades, networking and problem solving. More information about the topics covered in recent meetings can be found further down the page, and details of future meetings can be found below.

Meetings start at 7.45pm, at the West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club in Wakefield. Doors open at 7.15pm, and the scheduled part of the evening is generally complete by about 10pm. See the directions to the venue for details of how to find us.

Visitors are always welcome to attend our meetings (with the exception of the AGM). There is a small fee on the door for non-members – see the Join Us page for details.

Forthcoming meetings

The following meetings are planned for the near future (note that presentations may be re-scheduled due to events outside of our control).

Robert Sprowson
Wednesday, 3rd May
Elesar’s Robert Sprowson will be demostrating their flagship dual head Titanium computer and talking about its development, plus the recently released software titles CloudFS (cloud file storage) and Font Directory Pro (LOOKsystem’s font manager).
Wednesday, 7th June
Things to do with Robots, Sensors and a Raspberry Pi

Previous meetings

WROCC’s meetings cover a wide range of topics relating to RISC OS and computing more generally. The list below shows what we have had in our calendar over the past four months; for a longer list including some links to more detailed reports, see our past meetings page.

There are also some photographs of past meetings available:

For our members, information, web links and file downloads relating to previous meetings can be found in the meeting resources section of our members’ area.

The Interweb and its Latest RISC OS Goodies
June 2016
Malcolm Hussain-Gambles looked at “The Interweb and latest goodies on RISC OS”, using his very fancy-cased ARMX6 machine.
Sound Emulation
May 2016
Ian Stanley spoke on the theme of sound emulation. He featured the ARM-powered Robertsonics/SparkFun WAV Trigger board, and took us step-by-step through the process of writing a driver program for it on the Raspberry Pi using Doctor Wimp. He also demonstrated some Moog synthesizer sound samples on the WAV Trigger board using MIDI from the Pi, and then he demonstrated some vintage synthesizer emulations using a PC running Windows XP.
Saving Software from the 1990s
April 2016
Steve Fryatt took a look at some of the earliest software that he had written for RISC OS, and at what had been necessary to be able to continue to develop it for modern machines.
Computer Quiz & the Pi-Top in Action
March 2016
The meeting featured another of Peter Richmond’s fiendish computer-themed quizzes, with emphasis on the Acorn and RISC OS scene past and present. Afterwards, Kev Smith showed off his very green Pi-Top laptop.

For details of our meetings before March 2016, visit the past meetings page.

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