Hello from Sunny Florida! Yes I am on yet another work trip and away from home not doing retro hardware stuff. I guess having to do my real job must get in the way from time to time right??
Well today I bring you a great picture of one of my boards I sent out to my good friend John Hertell. He has done an old dead 4000 a great service by transplanting its parts to this nice newly made white PCB, complete with my logo on it!!! It does me proud to see these machines getting new life in the exact way I have intended them to live again through these boards!! Well done John and thanks for showing it off!
With things finally caught up again I can start to accept a selective amount of minor repairs, recaps, and upgrades again. Anything with severe corrosion and abuse will remain on hold for now. I just don’t have the time to deal with that. Recaps should go out within a few days of receiving them. Repairs will depend on the issue, but totally dead boards are not particularly desirable for me still. I do have several personal projects I would like to complete between things too.
AmiWest 2018, the 21st AmiWest show celebrating two decades of AmiWest, and related events: October 11th to October 14th, 2018! I will be there this Friday afternoon and will have several things to show such as my adapters, homemade accelerators, A4000 Replica Boards, John Hertell’s Re1200 boards and even some Commodore 8bit gear! If you are in the area this is the premiere Amiga event! See you soon!
For more information and a list of events go check out http://www.amiwest.net/
I have received my next batch of A4000 RED board in for those interested. I currently have 29 available as of this post. They are $85 each shipped free in the USA or $95 for the rest of the world. You can message me here for PayPal info and availability.
I just wanted to show off a clear set of images of the new boards. They came out fantastic! As you all read this I have a set of boards being sent off to a couple select people that will be building them along with me to test them. I can say that I expect them to work great. This weekend I have spent a lot of time testing traces against a real board and the online PCB explorer site. So far I haven’t found any mistakes. I expect good news very soon!
I just received the first pictures from the PCB fab before shipping and wanted to share this first look with everyone. The boards look great at first glance here. I can’t wait to get them in my hands to show the full up close shots when I get back home August 5th! They should ship on July 24th and be waiting for me when I get back.
Things are moving along with the 4000 replica board! The first prototype boards should be ordered before the end of the week if all goes according to plan. Here is a preview of some of the manufacturing data in PFD form. More to come soon!