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Old 06 January 2009, 22:12   #1
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What to do with a Very Cool but beat up old suitcase?

Here are the first pics of my In Progress "Amiga Utility Case".
It will come with me to the next big UK Amiga show!


What a lovely case... It is 60 years old. I have had it for 20 years.


Dunno who put the plane stencil on it, but it reminds me of Banshee!


A1200 4GB CF, ClassicWB Full. Blizzard 1230MkII (50mhz) 64MB RAM


Wireless LAN - no need for floppies


The hardest part of the project is yet to come....
Fitting a smallish LCD TV (RGB SCART) into the lid of the case! I am looking at a couple on EBay, but suggestions as to very slimline models welcomed!
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Old 06 January 2009, 22:28   #2
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And here I thought Ipod docks was the only thing you could make from old stuff..
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Old 06 January 2009, 22:41   #3
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I say, wot wot. Spiffing Case you've got their old bean. Raaather!

Although Wireless controllers would have been cool, but they cost a few quid and are probably shite.
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Old 06 January 2009, 23:47   #4
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Old 07 January 2009, 00:22   #5
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Cool case!

Now find the LCD and post pictures again
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Old 07 January 2009, 00:27   #6
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This is actually my kids A1200 !
It needs the LCD as they wanna play Project X , sadly lack of funds is the issue....
I spent my beer tokens buying the Blizzard 1230 from Dimlow....
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Old 07 January 2009, 00:30   #7
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This is actually my kids A1200 !
It needs the LCD as they wanna play Project X , sadly lack of funds is the issue....
I spent my beer tokens buying the Blizzard 1230 from Dimlow....
I know how you feel: you trade one thing to another. I have put a few nickels on miggystuff last month. Didn't do any good to my bank account balance

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Old 07 January 2009, 10:58   #8
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If money is no object then you need an OLED display... Paper thin, lightweight, brilliant colours and brightness...

http://acephotooverstock.com/Sony-XE...oogle-GB&id=uk

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LOL, DDNI you are NUTS!
That's really cool!
How old is that suitcase? Looks like it remembers WWI well...
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How old is that suitcase? Looks like it remembers WWI well...
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What a lovely case... It is 60 years old. I have had it for 20 years.
Good morning Shoonay! How did you sleep?
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lol, not very well it appears...
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Old 07 January 2009, 14:50   #12
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Well it was quite hidden between the piccies

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Very cool way of transporting the Miggy
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Old 07 January 2009, 15:30   #13
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Rabbit80, yeah, they'll actually probably be available by the time of the next big Amiga show!

My JoyTech PS2 screen is better than others I've looked at. http://www.gameseek.co.uk/pd/PS23uty...vel-Carry-Case

Was dead easy to solder an RGB cable.

But with a suitcase the size of Grandma's pants, you'd probably want a normal PC screen+VGA adapter.
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Old 07 January 2009, 15:51   #14
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I am looking for a <15" LCD TV that has RGB SCART.
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That's awesome

Will you trust it to airport baggage handlers though?
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That's awesome

Will you trust it to airport baggage handlers though?
not in a million years!!! I will travel by boat... Us NI users can car share
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UPDATE!

I got myself a 13" LCD screen which fits perfectly in the lid of the suitcase.
Here we can see it hooked up through AV composite...







Whadya think?
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Whadya think?
You got an awesome suitcase there DDNI
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Nifty Very Nifty

Really like the old case and am glad you did not butcher it (or if you did you have hid it well) as it would have been a shame.

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...and the contents aren't bad either.
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