Dear Backers and Amiga Fans,
Over the previous KS campaign I, Phil, and my friends received a lot of feedback regarding the fact that the campaign was too short (30 Days) and was held during summer while a lot of people were on vacation.
We did also received a lot of messages about the new Amiga 1200 case, and the most important comment was about its lack of the name AMIGA name on top of it!
For this campaign re-boot, the new Amiga case is now a Real Amiga case, manufactured under license.
History from where it all started,
My name is Phil and some weeks ago my friends and I started to talk about our Amiga years. We do all still own our A1200 of course, but I must say mine aged quite badly. Last month we’ve started to raise the issues we currently have. The one issue that obviously came first, is that after so many years of service our casings are all super yellowed. Beside the color, mine is also having cracks and holes. Seems I was not so careful in my young age. We need new cases! Not used one… New pressed cases, smelling the good new plastic we all remembered while opening this A1200 box under the Christmas tree!
So the idea came to buy new cases for our A1200 to be young again. But beside ebay where we can find used and partially yellowed cases too sometimes… There is not much other places to go! Then from “buying” idea we shifted to “create new cases”, as we saw a previous Kickstarter campaign for new KS64C casings!
My friends and I are IT specialists now, but we’re still kids when talking about Amiga 1200 and retrogaming. Then we started to gather infos and data about building new Amiga 1200 cases. After some days of digging, the answer was there: - It IS indeed possible to manufacture new A1200 cases!
STEP 1 : We make new Amiga 1200 cases (This campaign!)
STEP 2 : We make new Keycaps & Amiga 1200 internal keyboards.
(we'll keep you updated on that of course)
> The case supports Model A and B & Pi2B Raspberry boards:
> More on the Raspberry Pi and Keyrah support here.
> The case supports Till Harbaum's MiST FPGA Board
> Support for ALL Amiga 1200 Motherboards revisions:
- Don't forget that you can create dual colored cases ;)
- At the end of campaign, you'll be asked to choose your case color!
>> The Limited Metal Serie effect is made through electroplating method. To know more on how it's done, CLICK HERE.
The AMIGA Works trailer by Allister Brimble:
Alien Breed 3D - Original Game Soundtrack by Bjorn Lynne:
Ultimate Collection: LOADING ...
Risks and challenges
This project is meant to manufacture new Amiga 1200 cases.
To do this we need to build 3 molds for plastic injection as the original molds from Commodore & Escom have been scrapped longtime already.
For this process we've secured the molds 3D modelling by professionals and the manufacturing process of the these new molds is guaranteed by insurances.
If anything happens or goes wrong with any process, our manufacturer simply do all the work again at no extra cost.
As these new Amiga 1200 cases are manufactured under Amiga inc. license, we're legally safe to use the name AMIGA.
We're also bound to produce exact Amiga 1200 cases replicas, with our enhancements included of course.
All we need now is your support for this to happen and make the Amiga 1200 rise again!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (60 days)