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Old 27 October 2014, 15:41   #1
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Finnish Amiga Users Group's Amiga 4000 donation to Igor Majstorovic

Finnish Amiga Users Group recently received offers for two separate Amiga 4000 computer donations, for giving onwards to worthy Amiga causes. We are very grateful for these generous offers and have coordinated them to the best of our abilities. The machines and donations themselves have been handled by private people.

We are now happy to announce that the first one of the Amiga 4000 donations is on its way to the recipient, Igor "Majsta" Majstorovic in Bosnia. Igor has worked tirelessly and selflessly on Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) accelerator cards to bring a modern solution to speeding up our old Amigas, and we hope this donation we facilitated helps him in that work. The donation also includes Amiga 4000 accelerator board connectors, plentiful accessories and some Amiga mementos as well.

That first Amiga 4000 came from a private person. The second Amiga 4000 donation the Finnish Amiga Users Group is facilitating came from Jotaarkka Pennanen, one of the first ten Amiga 1000 owners in Finland, and a famous theatre director and writer. Jotaarkka recently visited the Saku 2014 event in Tampere, Finland - together with such Amiga luminaries as Petro Tyschtschenko and Michael Battilana - and spoke of his old Amiga computers and using them professionally in theatre work.

You can hear and see Jotaarkka yourself in this English subtitled video speech from Saku 2014. The video also shows Jotaarkka's Amiga 4000:

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Finnish Amiga Users Group has found a place for Jotaarkka's Amiga 4000 for restoration and will help look for new projects for it later on as well.

About Finnish Amiga Users Group

Finnish Amiga Users Group (officially Suomen Amiga-käyttäjät ry.) is a registered, non-profit organization dedicated to helping Finnish Amiga computer users by preserving and advancing the Amiga hobby and knowledge of the Amiga computing platform in Finland. The group aims to reach its goals through volunteer efforts such as maintaining a web site and discussion forum and organizing events.
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Old 27 October 2014, 15:54   #2
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a worthy initiative. i applaud you!
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Old 27 October 2014, 16:04   #3
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Awesome, great stuff guys.

Vampire 4000 incoming?
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Old 27 October 2014, 16:20   #4
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Awesome, great stuff guys.

Vampire 4000 incoming?
Should call it the Venom 4000
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Is cool that people support real amigas =)
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Old 28 October 2014, 15:34   #6
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Congrats to Majsta He has well deserved it
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Old 28 October 2014, 17:37   #7
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OLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA people look at this

What can I say package is on the way, stay tuned with another fight with my customs.
Let me say one more thing in the package is one tiny tiny connector and that connector can be used to connect A4000 to let's say FPGA, how hard can it be Me and my little soldering station will have some FuNnNnNnN

AMIGA RULEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
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You get all the good stuff!
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Old 28 October 2014, 22:36   #9
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great I hope we see amazing new amiga hardware in future
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Old 30 October 2014, 02:37   #10
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This is really really cool... When Majsta gets his paws on it, he and the Apollo guys will make the fastest 68K Amiga in the world. ^^ I have three 4000s (all in need of a re-cap) but now I have yet one more reason to get at least one of them fixed. *drools*
 
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OLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA people look at this

What can I say package is on the way, stay tuned with another fight with my customs.
Let me say one more thing in the package is one tiny tiny connector and that connector can be used to connect A4000 to let's say FPGA, how hard can it be Me and my little soldering station will have some FuNnNnNnN

AMIGA RULEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
This is really cool..hope to see more boards from you
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That's really generous and also very well chosen :
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