Credit card payment for extras is online
Sorry for the delay, lots of work to do but it is all tested and ready to use. Remember sooner you pay, sooner you get the case :-)
A1500+ March Update, Production Tips and Packaging design first look
An overview of where we are in the project, the nightmare of Paypal and packaging designfrom Paul Kitching.
Also, I will be loading the shipping and payment system in the... Read more
Final payments will start very soon, in the mean time . .
Things are getting real, I ordered the metal work yesterday, ordering tooling on Monday for plastics and tomorrow I rent an office/assembly area for 6 months :-)
Whilst this is not a case update there is a nice Black case in the shot, but it is relevant
Email your questions to me at firstname.lastname@example.org before the end of April 2019 Please share every where :-)
Order changing has now been disabled after 7 weeks warning :-)
I have now disabled the adding or removing of items from the system.
You can still change your name and address etc, but any further item changes need me to... Read more
Next web site update will disable order configuration but address change will be OK
Now only about 25-30 people are outstanding but I need to lock down the orders and will be disabling the order configuration changes or adding extras. You will... Read more
February 2019 last chance to ask questions on Kickstarter orders stream
This is not the last stream however it is the last one before I turn off the options system on my site and lock orders as they are after... Read more
A500/A1200 Kipper2K replacement keyboard fits
Very excited to get this today, a prototype A500/A1200 replacement keyboard from Kipper2K with Cherry mechanical switches. Absolutely amazing. Oh and before any one embarrasses themselves, these are not the... Read more
Checkmate A1500 Plus Power Supply, Fans, and why busy this month Update, oh and 70 not registered still
February Update ready for tooling and overview of project motives
Please fill in your address and order options on our site as 120 people still outstanding.
Web site is now fully HTTPS enabled
Sorry for the delay but finally sorted out the SSL certificate. Any problems let me know.
Zorro and Power boards added to order system
You can now add the Zorro and standard power board to your Kickstarter order. Here is a run through of both boards. Sorry the volume is a little high I... Read more
Final Plastics test, please ensure you have entered your order details on my site
So progress is being made and it is looking like I can go ahead with the tool manufacture.
Please ensure you have entered your details and confirmed order... Read more
LG GS40N Slot Load DVD drive mount frame added to product list
LG GS40N Slot Load DVD drive mount frame added to the product list. Remember if you want this you need the front panel to match. Please note I believe it... Read more
Happy New Year
Final design 3D printed tests arriving in a couple of days. Once these are checked out and are OK I can start the tool making process :-)
Injection moulding designs complete
Good news, the final design for the injection moulded parts have been finalised and approved by the tool makers. A final sample set of 3D printed parts are being made... Read more
Checkmate A1500 Plus Keyboard Inserts
These are the 3D printed test keyboard mounts with screw securing. These will made in aluminium in final case.
These keyboards will be added to as an option to the... Read more
LG GS40N Slot loading DVD drive
If you are planning on fitting an slot loading DVD drive, please buy them asap while they are still available. This link will take you to a reasonably priced version... Read more
Live Stream with Rob Cranley December 2nd at 7PM GMT
This is a live stream with Rob Cranley who is responsible for all of the electronics including the A500 Zorro board, the LED board and now the A1200/A600 power board... Read more
When will options site be ready?
As you are probably aware I am working hard on the final iterations of the case. This is getting the final changes to the manufacturers and in the... Read more
Checkmate A1500 Plus November update
This is an update stream so I can discuss what has happened since the Kickstarter was a success and there is lots to talk about.
There is no special guest,... Read more
Meeting at ProtoLabs to discuss injection moulding
I had a very productive meeting at this company and the manufacturing facility is amazing. Just sorting out minor changes for injection moulding then a final prototype. If there is... Read more
A1200 mediator pci boards in this case
If you pledged for a case for an Amiga 1200 and thought the Mediator PCI board will fit, please contact me as at no point did I ever say it... Read more
End of Kickstart live Stream and Thanks to all
This live stream which I start near the end is the count down and thanks to all people who helped and mostly thanks to you the backers. As promised there... Read more
IMPORTANT - A pledge to you my backers on shipping and no pre orders message
Important: if you want to get on the first batch you need to pledge for this Kickstarter. There will be more batches but I will need a breather of a... Read more
Have reached the target but it is not over yet please read
Hi All, firstly thanks for the amazing support for my little project.
However, today I had ten cancelled cases and so it is not over until tomorrow at 8PM so... Read more
Final push live stream for last hour
I will be doing a live stream for the last hour tomorrow so you can join in and celebrate with me or commiserate. Starts at 7PM GMT.
Last update before end of Kickstarter chat about stretch goals
In this last update I chat about a massive subject, packaging. Whilst this product will ship with strong protective packaging there is no budget for the kind of packaging I... Read more
Have been asked can you put a heavy monitor on the case
This image is a bit silly but each PVM is 8.5kg :-)
Greenford Computer Club visit and Checkmate A1500 plus tear down and explanation. Thanks for making me welcome and had a great time.
Modular Case Design Chat about Checkmate A1500 Plus
I try to answer questions about the modular aspects of this case and flipping between platforms, i.e. build Amiga then switch to PC and vice versa. Note if you may... Read more
The last Sunday Question and Answer session 30th September 8pm GMT
The last Sunday Question and Answer session, at the moment no guest, but probably a good thing as I can concentrate on case questions.
A nice article in HotHardware.com about the case
It is great to see another good article about the project in more mainstream sites.https://hothardware.com/news/revitalization-of-commodores-amiga-continues-with-exciting-new-retro-hardware
Cost of Injection moulding tools
People keep asking why case is so expensive and the target so high, so here is a picture that should explain, to make the front panel in high quality injection... Read more
Tabor A1222 from A-EON ready in time for Checkmate A1500 Plus shipping
If you are waiting for the Tabor A1222 from A-EON, please read this message from my Facebook group from Trevor Dickinson from A-EON.
New video loaded specifically about building PC
This video has been added to the main page and also discusses the Raspberry Pi.
Amiga 500, 600 and internal power connection
I have update the page to show two little low cost optional boards that connect the internal 300w (for example) PSU to the Amiga's to give a strong and stable... Read more
Updated shipping charges
I have been through the calculation again and where costs are high I have picked the longer delivery time instead of standard. This has reduced some by as... Read more
Shipping estimation list
I have updated the shipping section with an estimator for the main countries that we seem to be getting interest from. Please use the web site and container information to... Read more
I have added some questions/answers to the FAQ
There are a lot of questions as can be expected and I have loaded the first batch to the FAQ more to come. I will also be doing another Q&A... Read more
Having a Launch Live stream tonight where I will answer all questions
Hope you can join us and fire away with the questions.
I will try and do these a couple of times a weeks.