Software for “Micro Live - Series 2, Episode 8”
This is the BBC Micro software used in the programme. The programs can be run in your browser. Select one and then follow the on-screen instructions.
Return to Micro Live - Series 2, Episode 8 .
Runs a graphic that demonstrates how modems work with each key-press from your micro's keyboard reaching the modem and the remote mainframe computer
The software loads the graphic. Pressing any letter key on your keyboard will show this letter and its ASCII 8 bit representation on-screen. Pressing the Space bar will then add sound to this demonstration, one tone for a '0', a second tone for a '1' when you press any subsequent key
Runs a program that helps to illustrate the workings of the 'Parity Bit'
The software loads to any empty blue screen. Press <Space> to reveal a character display with the character matching what you input from the keyboard and its matching eight ASCII character bits. Press 'P' to reveal the parity bit, which will change to a '1' for any odd number of bits in the 8 bits of the ASCII character and '0' for 'evens'