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Old 28 August 2018, 21:04   #1
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Checkmate Digital A1500 plus Kickstarter

Just a heads up for anyone interested, a Kickstarter has been launched for an A3000 inspired case which can be used with the Amiga 500/600/1200 and certain PC motherboards.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...desktop-compu/

Sorry if this was mentioned elsewhere but a quick search revealed nothing.
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Old 29 August 2018, 01:46   #2
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New desktop Amiga cases kickstarter

In case anyone hasn't heard of this, Stephen Jones who made the Checkmate A1500 cases for the A500 back in the 90's is back with a new A3000 inspired case for the Amiga 500, 600 and 1200 (and some pc boards and Rpi's). He has loads of videos online already so you can see what it's all about and the kickstarter is open now if you're in the market for a new case!

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Old 29 August 2018, 14:18   #3
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Old 29 August 2018, 14:57   #4
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Checkmate Digital A1500 plus Kickstarter

Hi all

After 11 months of development I am pleased to announce my Kickstarter, please share this information far and wide as I do not know all of the sites out there and have spent my time designing and testing this case and sadly not been looking.

Steve

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Old 29 August 2018, 16:41   #5
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How is this your first post on this BB Stephen? New user name?
Anyways, supported yesterday. Great initial support for one day.
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Old 29 August 2018, 20:54   #6
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Sadly I have not been been on EAB, no idea really apart from settling into AROS sites. No excuse I am afraid :-(
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Old 29 August 2018, 21:08   #7
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Not saying you should just found it curious, especially since you're a Brit.
Am I correct in assuming that the "English" in english amiga board refers more to location than language.
I know, what an autist right?
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Old 29 August 2018, 21:39   #8
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Not saying you should just found it curious, especially since you're a Brit.
Am I correct in assuming that the "English" in english amiga board refers more to location than language.
I know, what an autist right?
The blue and white ball in the upper left corner might suggest, this is not an Englisch but a Scottish site.. or a Bavarian...
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Old 29 August 2018, 21:52   #9
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Not saying you should just found it curious, especially since you're a Brit.
Am I correct in assuming that the "English" in english amiga board refers more to location than language.
No, not at all... there are people from all over the world here; I'm from Sydney, Australia

Where do people get that idea from I wonder?

Anyway, "English" as in the language used on the forum.
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Old 30 August 2018, 04:50   #10
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Nice looking case, hope the Kickstarter campaign is a success, my 500 will look great in this.

I like to think of this site as the one that let me join, doesn't matter what country it is in to me. Nothing worse than trying to register to a forum and having to wait 1 1/2 years only to be denied because they think I am a robot.
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Old 07 September 2018, 14:20   #11
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It is true I should be here more, but I tend to go quiet then return in waves :-)

To be honest I have read articles here just not posted as I did not have much to contribute.
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Old 08 September 2018, 14:29   #12
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Must admit I have been through the whole converting A1200s into towers then back again process but this case does look lovely, for me it makes the most sense with the A500, zorro board and keyboard housing. I'm trying to resist spending the money but I might have to back it.

Edit. Backed it, couldn't stop myself, lol.

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Old 09 September 2018, 13:53   #13
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I am so very tempted to back this, the case looks amazing
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Looks great. Any pictures available of the rear of the case?
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Old 11 September 2018, 21:35   #15
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Looks great. Any pictures available of the rear of the case?
On the KS page there is a picture of renders and a couple from the prototypes.
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Old 14 September 2018, 09:07   #16
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Love the case how much will these cases weight? (thinking about postage to Australia....)
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Old 14 September 2018, 16:13   #17
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Love the case how much will these cases weight? (thinking about postage to Australia....)
According to the QAs/KS page, the final weight isn't known, although a shipping price estimate is on the KS page.

For the record, I'm unaffiliated with the project except as a backer.
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Old 22 September 2018, 23:22   #18
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I don't normally post here (just a lurker), but I thought people may be interested in Checkmate A1500 Plus Q&A with David Pleasance which is happening Live on 23rd September 8pm GMT.
[ Show youtube player ]

There is only 9 days left till the end of the kickstarter.
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Old 23 September 2018, 05:02   #19
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Thumbs up

had to back this as I'm sure I'll make room in my mancave for it one of these days
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Old 24 September 2018, 14:53   #20
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Backed!
Spread this around to other people you think may appreciate the case, as if it doesn't make it's goal, it wont happen! There are only 8 days left!
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