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Forum: Amiga scene 01 April 2018, 20:42
Replies: 52
Views: 3,579
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: 4,633
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: 301
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: 301
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: 140
Views: 7,797
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: 473
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: News 12 November 2017, 21:01
Replies: 220
Views: 30,599
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: 9,434
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: 9,434
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: News 08 August 2017, 00:25
Replies: 220
Views: 30,599
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: News 04 August 2017, 09:34
Replies: 220
Views: 30,599
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: News 03 August 2017, 21:00
Replies: 220
Views: 30,599
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: 34,986
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: 34,986
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: 3,389
Views: 226,593
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: 3,389
Views: 226,593
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: 3,389
Views: 226,593
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: 53,321
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: 53,321
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: 3,389
Views: 226,593
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: 25,854
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: 25,854
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: 25,854
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: 25,854
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: 25,854
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: 25,854
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: 3,128
Views: 237,993
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: 2,828
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: 1,819
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: 25,854
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: 25,854
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: 25,854
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: 25,854
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...
Forum: Hardware mods 03 January 2017, 01:28
Replies: 3,128
Views: 237,993
Posted By IanP
According to...

According to http://wiki.amigaos.net/wiki/Amiga_Hardware_Manufacturer_ID_RegistryLots of info on the first link (it may or may not be current but worth a try).
Forum: Amiga scene 02 January 2017, 07:26
Replies: 187
Views: 25,854
Posted By IanP
Spanish and Italian layout goal reached.

Spanish and Italian layout goal reached.
Forum: Amiga scene 30 December 2016, 10:00
Replies: 187
Views: 25,854
Posted By IanP
I can imagine keyboards could present a lot of...

I can imagine keyboards could present a lot of difficulties. As pointed out you have several variations, normal layout and A600 (and A1000 layout), motherboard controller with flatflex connection...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 December 2016, 18:09
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By IanP
The 3000 and 4000 use different connectors from...

The 3000 and 4000 use different connectors from I've read, 5 pin DIN and 6 pin mini-DIN respectively. The CD32 also uses 6 pin mini-DIN for it's keyboard/serial connector and since the serial port...
Forum: News 08 December 2016, 01:59
Replies: 94
Views: 14,366
Posted By IanP
I take your point but the keycaps campaign was...

I take your point but the keycaps campaign was repeatedly delayed because of delays to the case production. Only when production began for the cases project did they launch the keycaps campaign with...
Forum: News 28 November 2016, 22:13
Replies: 94
Views: 14,366
Posted By IanP
It's no secret that there were bulk group backers...

It's no secret that there were bulk group backers organised on the ppa.pl forum to save on case and shipping costs. I think there may have been others e.g. on amigaimpact.org or a1k.org.
Forum: Amiga scene 21 November 2016, 17:42
Replies: 187
Views: 25,854
Posted By IanP
Thanks Phil. It's looking very likely that all...

Thanks Phil. It's looking very likely that all existing stretch goals will be reached but if it falls too short for the depressed J/F key mold, will the standard key mold for that row be used for the...
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