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    Hi all.
    I want to share two pictures of my 500-Desktop project, as the project have progressed as of now. Except for the keyboard hookup, then it is a fully functioning 500, just inside an old 1994 PC desktop case. The power to the systemboard is likewise internal.

    Just a quick note. This is the first time in my life that I have ever embarged on such a project, and it is the first time that I have ever cut anything with a dremel cutter. So bear with me, if the finish is not quite the best. The board is sitting on it's original RF shield, and I did give it an onboard ChipMem upgrade. Memory is at this stage only 1mb.

    I have one question...
    What Amiga model, does my case look like the most? To me it looks like a bunch of Commodore models, came together and made a child.

    Like they say... Pic's or it did not happen. (did I do well?)

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    As I mentioned. Then I need to sort out the missing keyboard issue. Then add the following stuff:

    - Internal IDE interface.
    - 8mb FastRam.
    - Scandoubler.
    - DF0/DF1 boot selector.
    - Kickstart switcher.

    The goal (for me personally) is to have a unique Desktop Amiga, designwise, that have a compatibility close to 500/OCS.
    Just with a bunch of features on top.

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    Hi it looks made for it

    You got pics of inside too
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnim View Post
    Hi it looks made for it

    You got pics of inside too
    Yup... I had to do some custom mounting points and cut the RF shield. Then have the board lifted up, using a piece of cardboard and using some epoxy to secure the mounting points. The result is a board, that are mounted, using the holes that are on the board.

    I will keep the pictures for now, as I need to use them for my blog. I will however post a couple of youtube vid's that I made. They are short and are only meant as quick demonstration vids, so they are not public on youtube.

    https://youtu.be/c2ykj5DoI-o
    https://youtu.be/6r2jwwg88yY

    Hope you like them.
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    I have done the build-log on my blog....

    https://to9xct.blogspot.com/2019/08/...0-vintage.html

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    Well done!
    And the case is very Amiga stile

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    Really cool build. There are some nice and modern solutions for the keyboard, such as this one:

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F133011221515

    Keep us informed of your progress!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    Well done!
    And the case is very Amiga stile
    Thanks... I am happy with the case. I have another desktop case, that are an old IBM case. Also 486 era. It is one that have this sliding door. I chose the Unisys case, because it looks way better than the IBM, and because the IBM have no space under the PSU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rakeim132 View Post
    Really cool build. There are some nice and modern solutions for the keyboard, such as this one:

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F133011221515

    Keep us informed of your progress!
    I will.... Yes. I have seen those adaptors. Yet I think an USB adaptor are a way better choice. As far as I can see, then I can have an original 500 keyboard attached as well. So I have begun to build my own standalone keyboard today. I have taken an old AT class keyboard that are of those membrane types, and gutted it. Don't worry, it was dead anyway. And I am slowly removing the correct amount of material on order to be able to fit a 500 keyboard inside it. The worst part will be to create a custom top-plate for the keyboard. You know. Cutting out the correct openings for the keycaps and then glue it firmly in place and finally create a paseable surface finish.

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    Looking really good! Quality beige cases like that Unisys are a real find now.

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    I think you are going down a very complicated job with the keyboard. Why donít you find a big box Amiga keyboard (even deffective because your A500 keyboard will perfectly fit in it) and work out a neat connection between it and the case?
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    Very tastefully done. Now all you need is a logo sticker...
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