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Old 08 July 2015, 19:21   #1
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Project: New (colored) case for A1200



http://a1200.tindev.net/
https://www.facebook.com/a1200housings
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Comm...3003358729157/ (Facebook Group)
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...from-new-molds

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Hi Folks,
This is a new project i'm going to launch by next week
In 1993, i would have been too young and unexperimented to lead this kind of project ..
From an Amiga user, to all Amiga users ^^

UPDATE:
Click the link below to stay updated on our A1200 Housing project.
http://a1200.tindev.net/

UPDATE 2:
Some extra news:
- In around two days we'll have all the datas and infos required for the project.

By then we'll be able to:
- Crunch down all infos to find out final price of each A1200 Housing including worldwide shipment.

UPDATE 3:
With the latest datas we've received today, we're now able to give you some pricing.
Right now even by squeezing everything as possible, we've reached a maximum of 79 EUR.

What's keeping us from having a better price is indeed the two molds we need to manufacture.
One mold is necessary for each housing part (Top / Bottom) and each of them weight 2 tons (4400 pounds).
Part of this expensive process is also due to the necessary 3D modeling of each parts.
Molds are manufactured from these 3D models, and then they're handled manually until perfection.
After that we'll be ready for production. wink emoticon

The main difference with Dallas Moore SK64C housings project, is that he had indeed the chance to get his hands
on the original C64 molds, thus his production cost was very low.

Stay tuned
Soon a Kickstarter link.

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Old 08 July 2015, 19:23   #2
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- no keyboard supplied (perhaps a new Kickstarter soon!)
- No AMIGA sticker to avoid patents and/or copyright issues
- About the trapdoor & plastic tab (rear the AMIGA): these 2 pieces will be supplied!
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Old 08 July 2015, 20:29   #3
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Old 08 July 2015, 22:02   #4
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Sounds great! Make a transparent one and I am in
Would love an A600 one.

Since you are indeed making 3D models to create the cases, can you introduce upgrades to the case?
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Old 08 July 2015, 23:16   #5
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Sounds great! Make a transparent one and I am in
Would love an A600 one.

Since you are indeed making 3D models to create the cases, can you introduce upgrades to the case?
Yep, Philippe plans a transparent version!
If the Kickstarter is reached (link in approx. 2 weeks), then the colored cases may be considered. But each color change has a cost relating to purge the press. Wait & See...
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Old 09 July 2015, 00:04   #6
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Yep, original white, black or transparent are nice.

Let's see what the price is.
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Old 09 July 2015, 00:14   #7
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I would take the names of the ones that want it yellow and I would ban them here
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Old 09 July 2015, 02:13   #9
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It would be nice to replicate the Amiga Team signatures embedded in the A1000 (there is high resolution picture of it on the net).
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Old 09 July 2015, 04:18   #10
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the cases should include a complete keyset idem color of the case
otherwise is useless
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Old 09 July 2015, 06:53   #11
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Is this logo gonna be on the final molds? Don't like that myself, hope it's just for the temporary picture?
I will probably get one if they have the classic 'Amiga' like the original has or even nothing there at all would be better imho.
My favourite colours would be Transparent, Black and Original A1200 Colour.



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Old 09 July 2015, 09:15   #12
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For god sakes manufacture and sell them through china. Anyone chasing copyright there would be wasting their time. Then we can have 100% the original design.
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Old 09 July 2015, 10:25   #13
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Agree if we can't have AMIGA on there, rather nothing than A1200.
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Old 09 July 2015, 15:45   #14
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For god sakes manufacture and sell them through china. Anyone chasing copyright there would be wasting their time. Then we can have 100% the original design.
Hello everybody,

The housings will NOT have "A1200" text on them. There will be no wording at all. "AMIGA" as well as "Commodore" are still Trademarks.

We're a small team of real A-Fans, and we do this because at first our own A1200 are super yellowed, plus scratches, some lasting holes as we did added/removed expansion cards..
As of mine i don't have trapdoors anymore !

We're going to create exact replicas of the original A1200. With some enhancements of course. And we know that we can't give satisfaction to all and every A lovers.

You can follow our project on our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/a1200housings

From Amiga lovers to Amiga lovers
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Old 09 July 2015, 15:54   #15
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The rebirth of the Amiga case! A new A1200-Project is born



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After the recent success of the new coloured cases and keycaps for the C64 such as blue, black and red, it probably wouldn't surprise you to know that new case molds are also being created for the Amiga. Although this was mentioned a few days ago, we decided to wait and see if this project was actually coming and not just a rumour. Sure enough through our Commodore Amiga Facebook group of over 10,000 members, Philippe Lang has announced new Amiga case molds and also the possibility of different colours!
http://www.indieretronews.com/2015/0...w-project.html
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the cases should include a complete keyset idem color of the case
I have to agree with Sandro here.
But not having the Amiga emboss logo is bad. Have you even tried getting permission from whoever holds the Amiga brand to do this? You are making a hardware object, the copyright owners do not produce such things.
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Old 10 July 2015, 00:42   #17
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@Akira: which is the official owner of the Amiga brand? And will he be OK to see "Amiga" on these cases, without asking a financial part?
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Wow,
didn't think it would happen for a while yet...
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Old 10 July 2015, 03:51   #19
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And how is the trademark? Can you put "Amiga" or "AMIGA" or "- AMIGA" ?

In any case I preffer to have "A1200" (I doubt that's copyrighted) that nothing. It should be engraved though, like the original.

If you can't put either "A1200", something has to be there engraved. "A-Fans" is very nice for me.

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A replacement case for my A1200 would be grand IF it came in black and had matching key caps.

I am not really bothered for the embossing.. I'm looking at my screen, not ogling my amiga so i wouldn't notice it if it were gone.
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