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Old 11 October 2018, 09:50   #1
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Where can I find a custom or a sidecar case for my A500?

I have purchased the Z-500 happy with it heheh. Anyways...I am looking for an empty case to put on the side car for my A500 and to put the Z500 in it. Can you please help me?

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Old 11 October 2018, 13:58   #2
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Good question!

Maybe someone from the 3d printing scene could chime in? Might be a bit of a niche business on ebay?
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Old 11 October 2018, 14:44   #3
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Yep, a custom case produced with a 3D printer would be the best solution for a sidecar to house the Z-500 adapter.

In terms of a commercial and more elaborate solution (i.e. a whole custom desktop case for your A500 + Z-500), the Checkmate A1500+ would have been another way to go.....but the Kickstarter for that ended a little while ago now and if cases become available to the general public, then it will only be after backers receive their cases (estimated delivery date: May 2019).

I backed the Kickstarter and will be buying the Z-500 as an optional extra with the Checkmate A1500+. Stephen Jones and Rob Cranley (Daedalus) should really be commended for bringing both products to modern day classic Amiga users!

http://www.amigasystems.com/

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...-desktop-compu
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Yep, a custom case produced with a 3D printer would be the best solution for a sidecar to house the Z-500 adapter.

In terms of a commercial and more elaborate solution (i.e. a whole custom desktop case for your A500 + Z-500), the Checkmate A1500+ would have been another way to go.....but the Kickstarter for that ended a little while ago now and if cases become available to the general public, then it will only be after backers receive their cases (estimated delivery date: May 2019).

I backed the Kickstarter and will be buying the Z-500 as an optional extra with the Checkmate A1500+. Stephen Jones and Rob Cranley (Daedalus) should really be commended for bringing both products to modern day classic Amiga users!

http://www.amigasystems.com/

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...-desktop-compu
But I do not want to put it in a desktop case. I love my A500 on it's original form with a side case on the left...THAT GETS ME HIGH!!!
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Old 11 October 2018, 19:26   #5
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Like this?

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2850826
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Old 11 October 2018, 20:10   #6
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Did you design this?
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Old 11 October 2018, 20:25   #7
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I swear...I swear...I swear if you can complete the design of that case where it can fit an entire x-surf in it with a hole on the back to allow the port to come out or fit a 3.5" hard drive or allow space for laptop cd-rom...

I SWEAR I SWEAR I WILL ORDER ONE FROM YOU IMMEDIATELY....PLEASE I WANT that. I do not care how it looks pweaty or color...I just want to cover it with a sidecar case! Please....

kgc210!!....... Say something!
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Old 11 October 2018, 22:20   #8
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...No more Ritalin, for this man.

Edit: seriously though i think you can get like third party 3d printing services that'll deliver whatever design you want. Google it.

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I mean, googling 'canadian 3d printing services' yields like a gazillion results.

If you want that design, and the files are available, you can get it
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Old 11 October 2018, 22:24   #10
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Cool the jets there! Just a word of warning - that case is for a different adaptor to the Z-500 so it won't fit. I'm sure the design could be modified easily enough - maybe it's time to learn some 3D modelling
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What if I 3D modeled the design and showed it to you guys..would you help me determine if it works and help me fix it to work with z-500??!
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I didn't design it, but should be able to adapt it to what you need.
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Old 12 October 2018, 14:15   #13
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Any idea on what the costs are for 3d printing of this kind?

I obviously don't know anybody with a printer, but would love for example a sidecar 'box' for the TF530 or TF534... the 68k relocator could easily be adapted (i'm not sure if flipping it over is enough, but still - its an easy job) to dump the card outside the case. I think it would look cool and allow for more room in the case for other things, and better cooling.

As always, John
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Old 13 October 2018, 02:53   #14
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AaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaH!!! I CANNOT BELIEVE I OWN AN Z-500!! eeeeeeeeee!! - bites shirt - I am so excited!!
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I love this guy.
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Old 13 October 2018, 05:00   #16
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hehe thanks ;D
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You remind me of tweek from southpark. I came in and its the first post i read - gave me a chuckle, so you're doing a good service, sonny. hahaha

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