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Old 12 May 2018, 14:32   #21
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You can buy a new A1200 keyboard membrane quite cheap (give it a Google). The keys in mine were much more responsive after I replaced it. I'd even tried roughing up the carbon contacts on the old membrane but that hadn't helped.
Be very careful when doing something like that! IME it's very easy to worsen the contacts and very hard to get them better.
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Old 12 May 2018, 16:41   #22
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What are the odds that just a few individuals bought the whole stock?
Quite high I'm sure. Won't be surprised if we start seeing them on Ebay at highly inflated prices.

Anyway Aaron at Amiga on the Lake has a pre-order page for it. I had a little bit of trouble ordering one due to the ordering page not listing Australia as a country but I flicked him an email and he was super helpful. He will be sending me a Paypal invoice soon so I can get one ordered. I probably suggest pre-ordering one from there or sending him an email. His cases are due to come in the first week of June, but I don't mind waiting a little bit longer knowing I've secured one.

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Old 14 May 2018, 21:54   #23
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why should they release files so people can make there own i say support them and just buy it.
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why should they release files so people can make there own i say support them and just buy it.

First of all, it was a stretch goal that was reached, so basically, they promised to release the files.. thats reason enough.. but

Secondly,.. I doubt people are going to 3d print big A1200 cases any time soon. With average consumer printers, it would take forever to print and would look like shit compared to injection molding.

However.. Having the CAD files allows you to model your own smaller stuff that will fit into the case perfectly without having to do tedious measurements of your own.... Stuff like, various adapters, card holders, various back plates, or whatever..
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First of all, it was a stretch goal that was reached, so basically, they promised to release the files.. thats reason enough.. but

Secondly,.. I doubt people are going to 3d print big A1200 cases any time soon. With average consumer printers, it would take forever to print and would look like shit compared to injection molding.

However.. Having the CAD files allows you to model your own smaller stuff that will fit into the case perfectly without having to do tedious measurements of your own.... Stuff like, various adapters, card holders, various back plates, or whatever..


I had started to model up parts my battered Amiga 600 case as ALL the clips are broken on the rear edge. the plan is to 3D print some clips that can be glued in place to locate in the little grooves on the top case.
I'd need to model up part of the case though to design a clip that fits snugly in place.
I did think of modelling up the entire case as it doesn't seem too hard to do. It would be interesting to see a full scale 3d printed case but mine only does a 4" cube, so it would be glued together in bits. Though if anyone has a big enough printer (maybe possible for the smaller A600) you can get a plastic moulding finish from using ABS filament and acetone vapour.
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I had started to model up parts my battered Amiga 600 case as ALL the clips are broken on the rear edge. the plan is to 3D print some clips that can be glued in place to locate in the little grooves on the top case.
I'd need to model up part of the case though to design a clip that fits snugly in place.
I did think of modelling up the entire case as it doesn't seem too hard to do. It would be interesting to see a full scale 3d printed case but mine only does a 4" cube, so it would be glued together in bits. Though if anyone has a big enough printer (maybe possible for the smaller A600) you can get a plastic moulding finish from using ABS filament and acetone vapour.

I hate the A600 case, those clips are horribly designed. Hower, I still think that simply buying a decent case on ebay (or whatever local place) is the simplest solution for you unless you like to spend time on a challenge.. Gluing with some sort of epoxy might work for you howeever..
(Example of cheap case)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Amiga-600-C...item1cab124aeb



I also have a 3d printer with small print area (21x21x21) so Amiga cases are out of the question, but yea with big and good enough printer you could probably get something that looks decent.. Isnt that how they do the current prototypes anyway?


Modeling a case might sound easy (if yu have the software and the skills), but I'd worry about the measurements. Getting them spot on down to sub-milimeter precision is a daunting task unless you have access to a €20-50,000 3d scanner..
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I hate the A600 case, those clips are horribly designed. Hower, I still think that simply buying a decent case on ebay (or whatever local place) is the simplest solution for you unless you like to spend time on a challenge.. Gluing with some sort of epoxy might work for you howeever..
(Example of cheap case)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Amiga-600-C...item1cab124aeb



I also have a 3d printer with small print area (21x21x21) so Amiga cases are out of the question, but yea with big and good enough printer you could probably get something that looks decent.. Isnt that how they do the current prototypes anyway?


Modeling a case might sound easy (if yu have the software and the skills), but I'd worry about the measurements. Getting them spot on down to sub-milimeter precision is a daunting task unless you have access to a €20-50,000 3d scanner..



Modelling the case shouldn't be too difficult, I imagine the original mould was manufactured to a scale drawing of some sort and the measurements I've taken so far just using a set of vernier callipers and a steel rule are all round off metric measurements. I have actually copied more complicated items in the past with accurate results.
The 3d Cad model could also be modified and scaled down to fit a Raspberry Pi in it (Which has bee done for the A500). A working keyboard scaled to fit would be a challenge though...But not impossible! I reckon I could copy the membrane which could be scaled down to a smaller size!


As for buying parts from Antony (that link)... Hmmm I don't think I'll be giving him anymore of my business in the future!
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At least you were notified. I did not even get the email I was promised.
We will have some at Amiga Kit next month (stock is still on a ship somewhere sailing towards us!).

Email us and I will put you down on the list.

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Old 18 May 2018, 14:02   #29
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I was just thinking how cool this would be if it included a matching KB, Mouse and stick a standalone Vampire in it.
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