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    Couldn't resist a quick pic of the Indy installed, waiting for its adapter

    Last edited by Cozzer79; 23rd April 2018 at 21:22. Reason: Fix picture references
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    I started building the Ratte to VGA adapter cable this evening; there's something odd about the pinout of the Ratte end; I noticed that the key pin for the cable that connects to the Indy is keyed at the opposite end to the cable that comes with the Indy - I've Googled pictures of the Ratte cable connected to other Indy MK2cr's and they all appear to be connected the same way round to how I have mine (the RAM chips on the motherboard would prevent it being connected the other way up) - but other than that, it's pretty straight-forward.

    So when the VGA connector turns up, I'll get that soldered on and give it a test

    Edit: I've just remade it correctly as I realised that I've numbered the thing backwards at one end because I was being a numpty. Should work spot on this time!
    Last edited by Cozzer79; 14th March 2016 at 22:30. Reason: Incorrect pin-out previously...
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    My FPU and other goodies are now fitted to the Blizzard IV I'm hoping that the VGA connector and a pair of IDE 44pin gender changers turn up so that I can complete the VGA adapter and finally test the IDE cable before allowing it to move into its new home.



    Edit: Unfortunately, the middle connector hadn't taken properly on my IDE cable, meaning that it was useless. I've now discovered however, that Amigakit will make me one to order though (Doh!) so I've sent a query in to have one made that's how I want it to be, without the ridiculousness of the item trekking across the States first.
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    Adapter is complete:



    I'll make the ends tidier with some black Sugru later, but it certainly works:



    I'm about to go find a file so I can mount the adapter in the case

    Update: The adapter now looks like this - nice and safe, and won't short out anywhere.

    Last edited by Cozzer79; 23rd April 2018 at 21:26. Reason: Fix picture references
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    I've done a spot of filing - very happy with the result



    I also removed the bar from the rear of the keyboard; it's sole purpose seemed to be to make life difficult when removing the lid/keyboard:



    The edges of that are a lot smoother than they look. Hopefully the brackets for the DVDROM will be finished in the next couple of days - they went down to production yesterday
    Last edited by Cozzer79; 23rd April 2018 at 21:28. Reason: Fix picture references
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    Quote: "I also removed the bar from the rear of the keyboard; it's sole purpose seemed to be to make life difficult when removing the lid/keyboard:"


    +1 to that, I know this pain.

    Very nice project Cozzer

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    This bad boy turned up over the weekend



    And it's now in its new home



    Mated with a matching pair of low-profile 50ns 128MB EDO SIMMs - saving up for a SCSI2SD over the next couple of weeks before moving on to the next item on the to do list!
    Last edited by Cozzer79; 23rd April 2018 at 21:29. Reason: Fix picture references
    AMIGA A1200, Kickstart 3.1.4, FZ-357A HD floppy and HxC Rev C (with DF0:/DF1: switch), Internal IDE DVD-RW, CDTV key caps, Blizzard PPC FS Rev 6 68060 @ 50MHz and 603e @ 240MHz with SCSI, 256MB RAM and 16GB SCSI2SD, Indy MK2cr and Blizzard Vision through a Ratte switch, Clockport Expander II and RapidRoad USB

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    This classy number turned up today, it'll match the Black case really nicely when it turns up



    It's Black and brushed Aluminium - very nice! One side of my DVDROM mounts have been made, just waiting on the other side now...
    Last edited by Cozzer79; 23rd April 2018 at 21:30. Reason: Fix picture references
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    This update has been a long time coming - I was handed this by my colleague at work this afternoon:



    Which when screwed to the back of the keyboard look like this:



    And they fit a standard laptop optical drive lovely:




    And the drive is then held in a position where there is a fair bit of space beneath to work with:



    Needless to say, I'm rather pleased with the outcome, and I only had to wait patiently for nearly 6 weeks to get these parts made lol

    I shall be marking up the top to have a hole cut for this drive next week - at the moment it's in the dishwasher as apparently there is going to be some sun on Sunday
    Last edited by Cozzer79; 23rd April 2018 at 21:33. Reason: Fix picture references
    AMIGA A1200, Kickstart 3.1.4, FZ-357A HD floppy and HxC Rev C (with DF0:/DF1: switch), Internal IDE DVD-RW, CDTV key caps, Blizzard PPC FS Rev 6 68060 @ 50MHz and 603e @ 240MHz with SCSI, 256MB RAM and 16GB SCSI2SD, Indy MK2cr and Blizzard Vision through a Ratte switch, Clockport Expander II and RapidRoad USB

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    Had a go at BBlonde'ing the top of my Amiga over the weekend, and the results were pretty good - I only managed to get a couple of hours direct sunlight in my garden, and I think it could use going again to get it near perfect.



    The area around the keyboard and on the floppy side was worst affected; this is the top just after it came out of the dishwasher.



    All wrapped up covered in BBlonde - had to keep moving it about in the garden to catch what little sun there was.



    This picture best shows the difference after the treatment; and it largely looks pretty good. When I've got my new case, I'll treat this half again along with the bottom half (which is less affected anyway, other than the floppy side.) and the floppy button. The top is in the workshop having a hole cut in it for the DVDROM at the moment
    Last edited by Cozzer79; 23rd April 2018 at 21:36. Reason: Fix picture references
    AMIGA A1200, Kickstart 3.1.4, FZ-357A HD floppy and HxC Rev C (with DF0:/DF1: switch), Internal IDE DVD-RW, CDTV key caps, Blizzard PPC FS Rev 6 68060 @ 50MHz and 603e @ 240MHz with SCSI, 256MB RAM and 16GB SCSI2SD, Indy MK2cr and Blizzard Vision through a Ratte switch, Clockport Expander II and RapidRoad USB

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