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Reply 1140 of 1267, by wiretap

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A full keycap set for a keyboard I'm making for my A2000. Preview of some caps:

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Reply 1141 of 1267, by darry

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wiretap wrote on 2020-07-26, 15:32:
A full keycap set for a keyboard I'm making for my A2000. Preview of some caps: […]
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A full keycap set for a keyboard I'm making for my A2000. Preview of some caps:

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Nice. These are newly made and not from a vintage Amiga keyboard, right ?

Reply 1143 of 1267, by Shagittarius

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Couldn't help Myself:

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Reply 1147 of 1267, by darry

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Shagittarius wrote on 2020-07-26, 23:35:
imi wrote on 2020-07-26, 23:07:

Vampire V4? :3

Yes, it the Vampire V4 Standalone, the new Amiga as it were.

I really have to get myself a real hardware Amiga someday. I feel like I'm missing out .

Reply 1148 of 1267, by bjwil1991

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Bought a replacement keyboard for my Dell Inspiron 6400/E1505 as 2 of the many keys are dead and won't work at all, even after cleaning the contact points (took the rubber domes off and they had no contact points left on it) and an Intel Wireless 3945ABG Mini PCIe card so that I can connect to the 5GHz network on the laptop.

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Systems from C64 to FX-6300.

Reply 1149 of 1267, by Salient

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Today I ordered this baby.
First thing I'll do when it arrives tomorrow is 'hack' it to 100MHz. 😀

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Reply 1151 of 1267, by imi

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I need to get me one of those sometime in case I run into harder repairs... unfortunately I've never used one before... are there a lot of cases where you need a 4ch instead of 2ch scope?

Reply 1152 of 1267, by Salient

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chrismeyer6 wrote on 2020-07-27, 18:40:

That looks like a nice scope. Any fun projects your going to use it on?

No particular projects at hand at the moment but I want to learn how to properly use one.
I recently sold an old analog scope (Instek 6200, dual channel 200mhz scope, which I got for free and came from a bankrupt motherboard manufacturer repair center (Epox) and wanted to get a more modern and not so bulky one.
I will probably use it for repairs and troubleshooting and just to find out how things work.

Still, I think my first use will be lissajous 😀

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Reply 1153 of 1267, by Salient

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imi wrote on 2020-07-27, 19:38:

are there a lot of cases where you need a 4ch instead of 2ch scope?

I’m not sure but it seemed right to get one with four channels “just in case”.
Nice about this model is that it can decode serial/i2c signals too.
And that it can be upgraded to a true 100MHz scope. That is, with one channel, when using all four, it’ll be 25MHz per channel.

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Reply 1155 of 1267, by appiah4

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darry wrote on 2020-07-26, 23:51:
Shagittarius wrote on 2020-07-26, 23:35:
imi wrote on 2020-07-26, 23:07:

Vampire V4? :3

Yes, it the Vampire V4 Standalone, the new Amiga as it were.

I really have to get myself a real hardware Amiga someday. I feel like I'm missing out .

Vampire V4 is not a real hardware Amiga.

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Reply 1156 of 1267, by darry

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-07-27, 21:07:
darry wrote on 2020-07-26, 23:51:
Shagittarius wrote on 2020-07-26, 23:35:

Yes, it the Vampire V4 Standalone, the new Amiga as it were.

I really have to get myself a real hardware Amiga someday. I feel like I'm missing out .

Vampire V4 is not a real hardware Amiga.

It's definitely hardware, Amiga compatible and likely uses a licensed Amiga ROM. Whether that makes it a "real hardware Amiga" or not is a matter of perspective, IMHO .
It's definitely not a vintage Commodore Amiga product, no arguments on that .

Reply 1157 of 1267, by appiah4

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darry wrote on 2020-07-28, 02:28:
appiah4 wrote on 2020-07-27, 21:07:
darry wrote on 2020-07-26, 23:51:

I really have to get myself a real hardware Amiga someday. I feel like I'm missing out .

Vampire V4 is not a real hardware Amiga.

It's definitely hardware, Amiga compatible and likely uses a licensed Amiga ROM. Whether that makes it a "real hardware Amiga" or not is a matter of perspective, IMHO .
It's definitely not a vintage Commodore Amiga product, no arguments on that .

No need to go down that rabbit hole, there are two camps of thought about this and I doubt we'd see eye to eye.

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Reply 1158 of 1267, by Shagittarius

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It's not a real amiga in that it's not made by commodore, but it natively runs Amiga OS as old as 1.2 I think though I don't think you'd want to go beyond 3.0 for convienience sake. It's core is also completely compatible with every 68xxx insturction. It has obviously newer better hardware than any commodore manufactured amiga does but it would be considerably less exciting if it was just desined to be a 25 year old amiga replacement.

I don't care if it's a real amiga or not, i think its great hardware to tinker with and i'm excited to see what the amiga community does with it.

I also own an A1200 with 030 & 060 accelerators, and an Amiga 2500.

Reply 1159 of 1267, by NyLan

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I bought 2 IDE/Sata Adapters. Works the same on ATA33 (22MB/s Read and 32MB/s Write) but I just tested on another ATA100 Mobo and Startech is slightly faster :

( With an Intel SSD )
Startech : Read 109MB/s and Write 81MB/s
Digitus : Read 96MB/s and Write 78MB/s

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Startech
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