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Forum: Amiga scene 28 August 2018, 04:06
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By IanP
The website on the board is a CNC controller...

The website on the board is a CNC controller specialist with Polish contact details so I looked on a polish forum and found this thread which is probably related to it...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 June 2018, 18:06
Replies: 15
Views: 1,817
Posted By IanP
I considered the possibility of combining the...

I considered the possibility of combining the Gotek and real floppy adaptor into one integrated unit but it may be too bulky, complex and power hungry. Using another PCB for the real floppy drive...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 June 2018, 11:36
Replies: 15
Views: 1,817
Posted By IanP
Nice work Kipper2k. I had an idea for an...

Nice work Kipper2k.

I had an idea for an "external" Gotek type drive, internally would be a cradle with an attached passive PCB board replacing the floppy. This takes the signals and power from...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 June 2018, 19:03
Replies: 75
Views: 7,370
Posted By IanP
Every time a site I use is "upgraded" it seems to...

Every time a site I use is "upgraded" it seems to come back uglier, slower and less friendly than before, I hope that's not the case with amiga.org
Forum: Amiga scene 10 June 2018, 13:49
Replies: 30
Views: 1,609
Posted By IanP
Adding fast RAM to the CD32 design would add to...

Adding fast RAM to the CD32 design would add to it's complexity and cost. The DRAM is organised as 4 x 8 bit chips ganged together to provide the 32 bits for the data bus with multiplexed row and...
Forum: News 31 May 2018, 20:15
Replies: 50
Views: 5,856
Posted By IanP
If you click on the 'More' link under the project...

If you click on the 'More' link under the project owner it currently shows $189,181. I'm not entirely sure why this shows a higher amount than on the main page but it could be that it includes funds...
Forum: News 20 May 2018, 01:33
Replies: 39
Views: 6,343
Posted By IanP
Updates are currently being released about once a...

Updates are currently being released about once a week to include new board IDs. Majsta usually supplies the IDs for inclusion on the white list but registering is still probably a good idea anyway.
Forum: Amiga scene 01 April 2018, 20:42
Replies: 75
Views: 8,515
Posted By IanP
Modern boards are a science with their GHz...

Modern boards are a science with their GHz signals, low voltage logic with thousands very fine traces and vias across many layers requiring professional tools. The a A4000 motherboards are 25 year...
Forum: Hardware mods 01 April 2018, 16:37
Replies: 38
Views: 5,224
Posted By IanP
The main reason for choosing Indiegogo seems to...

The main reason for choosing Indiegogo seems to be that they allow Philippe Lang to price the goal and perks in US$ (a global currency that can be used to pay contractors and is familiar to most...
Forum: Hardware mods 01 April 2018, 11:36
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By IanP
Stupid of me I forgot one of those LEDs was the...

Stupid of me I forgot one of those LEDs was the caps lock. I'm used to a laptop where you only know caps are on when you start typing and the amiga having the caps lock LED in the caps lock keycap....
Forum: Hardware mods 01 April 2018, 09:38
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By IanP
Nice work. The PS2 to Amiga keycode mapping...

Nice work. The PS2 to Amiga keycode mapping tables are a bit limited at the moment though. It looks as though most PS2 keycodes with no corresponding physical Amiga key just get sent as PS2 codes to...
Forum: Hardware mods 27 February 2018, 02:01
Replies: 146
Views: 14,371
Posted By IanP
Minimig is very mature now. I see no reason to...

Minimig is very mature now. I see no reason to continue using the original Commodore chips in new motherboards other than to keep interfacing with 5 Volt parts and peripherals simple.
Forum: Hardware mods 04 February 2018, 06:06
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By IanP
In a short sighted move Commodore used a 30 pin...

In a short sighted move Commodore used a 30 pin connector on the A600 instead of the 31 pin connector used for other Amiga keyboards. So the "row" selection signal for most of the numeric keypad...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 November 2017, 21:01
Replies: 332
Views: 46,275
Posted By IanP
I'm not sure how up to date and final it is but...

I'm not sure how up to date and final it is but decoder_cpu.ods (www.apollo-core.com/bringup/decoder_cpu.ods) (OpenOffice spreadsheet).
Forum: Amiga scene 30 October 2017, 15:04
Replies: 60
Views: 10,278
Posted By IanP
Rumour from Amiga 32 has it that the next...

Rumour from Amiga 32 has it that the next kickstarter by the A1200.net team is for A500 cases.

There's also the Checkmate 1500+ case in early development.
Forum: Amiga scene 30 October 2017, 15:01
Replies: 60
Views: 10,278
Posted By IanP
AMMX instructions. Real hardware implementation...

AMMX instructions.
Real hardware implementation of CPU and SAGA chipset (hardware runs in parallel, emulators have to try and do this in software that can lead to glitches under heavy loads or when...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 August 2017, 00:25
Replies: 332
Views: 46,275
Posted By IanP
Genlocks? It's 2017 and video has gone digital,...

Genlocks? It's 2017 and video has gone digital, if you want to still use an Amiga genlock from the 1980s or 90s then the right thing to use it with is a classic Amiga, not a brand new FPGA standalone...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 August 2017, 09:34
Replies: 332
Views: 46,275
Posted By IanP
I guess as it became clear that the V1200 would...

I guess as it became clear that the V1200 would need a newer FPGA (the Cyclone 3 is getting long in the tooth) it is easier to evolve the design of the V500V2+ to the V500V4/Standalone than to go...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 August 2017, 21:00
Replies: 332
Views: 46,275
Posted By IanP
Whilst the first two share a common design* (just...

Whilst the first two share a common design* (just add/remove DB9, micro USB power, CPU socket connectors and load appropriate core) I believe the A1200 version will be a different design with the...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 June 2017, 19:45
Replies: 331
Views: 38,121
Posted By IanP
BigGun has said on IRC that there will be a new...

BigGun has said on IRC that there will be a new model.
Forum: Amiga scene 27 June 2017, 19:25
Replies: 331
Views: 38,121
Posted By IanP
Hmm, the link to the order page below the V600 is...

Hmm, the link to the order page below the V600 is still on the apollo-accelerators home page. Could be any of a number of reasons, a mistake (unlikely), a hiatus (Kipper2k caught up with V600 orders,...
Forum: Hardware mods 25 June 2017, 01:59
Replies: 3,407
Views: 262,378
Posted By IanP
I think you have mis-understood what I'm...

I think you have mis-understood what I'm suggesting. It wouldn't take up any extra desk space. The components are just directly on a "riser" style board perpendicular to the CD32 motherboard instead...
Forum: Hardware mods 25 June 2017, 01:00
Replies: 3,407
Views: 262,378
Posted By IanP
I realise the TF CD32 expansion board is just a...

I realise the TF CD32 expansion board is just a quick self challenge project but for a practical board wouldn't a vertical card be better than a horizontal card needing a riser board? A CF slot would...
Forum: Hardware mods 17 June 2017, 10:45
Replies: 3,407
Views: 262,378
Posted By IanP
At least the A1200 has a dedicated internal space...

At least the A1200 has a dedicated internal space for accelerators. With the 500 and 600 it means taking the shielding off and maybe bending over caps on the 500 and working around clashes with other...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 June 2017, 16:44
Replies: 397
Views: 57,937
Posted By IanP
The E-bay sales serve a dual purpose, to reduce...

The E-bay sales serve a dual purpose, to reduce temptation for third parties to take advantage of the restricted supply by selling their Vampire at a very high price and to raise funds both to offset...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 June 2017, 16:37
Replies: 397
Views: 57,937
Posted By IanP
Registration of interest in the Vampire 500V2(+)...

Registration of interest in the Vampire 500V2(+) opened in early December. Within the first week the number of people interested a Vampire 2 rose by over 600 so if you didn't order until early...
Forum: Hardware mods 15 June 2017, 14:20
Replies: 3,407
Views: 262,378
Posted By IanP
Good idea to use the kippert2k PCI...

Good idea to use the kippert2k PCI connector/pinout (that needs a snappy name) for the top slot on a riser. It should add quite a bit of real-estate to the riser for additional components or for a...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 May 2017, 16:17
Replies: 187
Views: 27,942
Posted By IanP
The mold bottom left at the start and/or the one...

The mold bottom left at the start and/or the one between the two guys on the front table could be clip molds in the video. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuWQWgY6_SU)
Forum: Amiga scene 10 May 2017, 15:59
Replies: 187
Views: 27,942
Posted By IanP
Another thought, are the 16 plastic clips an off...

Another thought, are the 16 plastic clips an off the shelf part or do they need to be molded too? If the latter have I missed them on what we've seen or have we not seen the mold yet.
Forum: Amiga scene 10 May 2017, 15:34
Replies: 187
Views: 27,942
Posted By IanP
Do you agree with me that it looks like they...

Do you agree with me that it looks like they haven't been included in the molds shown in the updates and manufacturing them separately from these molds would be wasteful?

How would you feel as...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 May 2017, 15:30
Replies: 187
Views: 27,942
Posted By IanP
I'll have to take your word for that as it's not...

I'll have to take your word for that as it's not something I've experienced or come across as a problem anywhere but this campaign.
Forum: Amiga scene 10 May 2017, 04:09
Replies: 187
Views: 27,942
Posted By IanP
I suppose producing extra keys for each dual...

I suppose producing extra keys for each dual colour set may allow sets to be made up from spare keys if there are any keys that are defective.
Forum: Amiga scene 10 May 2017, 04:02
Replies: 187
Views: 27,942
Posted By IanP
Looking at the mold images on the kickstarter...

Looking at the mold images on the kickstarter update #10 the images prompt a few questions.

Examination of "Photo - 3 : Positve Mold 2":

I can see a group of 16 1x1.25 size keys at the top in 4...
Forum: Hardware mods 06 April 2017, 05:45
Replies: 3,837
Views: 334,556
Posted By IanP
To champion open source and then delete the...

To champion open source and then delete the project files just because of a little spat seems a rather petty, over sensitive reaction. I'm not sure the community of any other platform will be any...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 March 2017, 22:16
Replies: 22
Views: 3,033
Posted By IanP
The textured finish on the Amiga cases probably...

The textured finish on the Amiga cases probably doesn't give a glossy look no matter what you try. In hindsight it might have been better to make a run of smooth cases for the electroplating like the...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 January 2017, 04:56
Replies: 16
Views: 2,018
Posted By IanP
You can always watch videos of the demos on the...

You can always watch videos of the demos on the Amiga now :)
Forum: Amiga scene 13 January 2017, 21:40
Replies: 187
Views: 27,942
Posted By IanP
The true number of backers may be higher for this...

The true number of backers may be higher for this campaign, I'm not sure how many people backed the previous one in the A1k and ppa.pl group buys compared to this time. Some of the previous backers...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 January 2017, 14:10
Replies: 187
Views: 27,942
Posted By IanP
Last chance to grab new keycaps from kickstarter ...

Last chance to grab new keycaps from kickstarter

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/a1200housing/new-compatible-keycaps-for-amiga-computers/description
Forum: Amiga scene 03 January 2017, 05:01
Replies: 187
Views: 27,942
Posted By IanP
The S$123K goal just reached also adds the...

The S$123K goal just reached also adds the special key profile for the J an F keys used for locating position on the keyboard without looking.
Forum: Amiga scene 03 January 2017, 04:56
Replies: 187
Views: 27,942
Posted By IanP
And the final listed layout stretch goal for...

And the final listed layout stretch goal for Switzerland has now also been reached (thanks to the guys at ppa.pl I assume for the big jump).

What are the "missing" layouts if keyboards actually...
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