amiga.org
     
iconAll times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:25 AM. | Welcome to Forum, please register to access all of our features.

Amiga.org Amiga computer related discussion General chat about Amiga topics My A500 "project" pics, details, build log?

General chat about Amiga topics This forum is for conversations which are specifically "Amiga" related, but don't fit into other categories. Contents of this forum do appear on the main page, unlike Talk About. If a subject appears to be non-related, it will be moved to Talk About.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-20-2012, 08:59 AM   #16
broken
Technoid
Points: 7,136, Level: 55 Points: 7,136, Level: 55 Points: 7,136, Level: 55
Activity: 5% Activity: 5% Activity: 5%
 
broken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Mason, OH USA
Posts: 224
Default Re: My A500 "project" pics, details, build log?

Nice.

My Rev6a 500 could use some fast ram loving. I am waiting on Tom to have some more boards available. He is also suppose to have a 1 meg chip/slow ram addon for the A500 sometime soon. Goes in the belly where the A501 typically sits.
broken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2012, 09:02 AM   #17
AmmoJammo
Cult Member
Points: 4,019, Level: 40 Points: 4,019, Level: 40 Points: 4,019, Level: 40
Activity: 91% Activity: 91% Activity: 91%
 
AmmoJammo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 592
Default Re: My A500 "project" pics, details, build log?

I only just bought this 8meg fast ram, arrived here yesterday...
although he wasn't actually advertising them, might be worth sending him a message?
unless he's already said he has none?
AmmoJammo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2012, 09:04 AM   #18
broken
Technoid
Points: 7,136, Level: 55 Points: 7,136, Level: 55 Points: 7,136, Level: 55
Activity: 5% Activity: 5% Activity: 5%
 
broken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Mason, OH USA
Posts: 224
Default Re: My A500 "project" pics, details, build log?

Yeah, I have inquired a couple days ago about them.

I really want one of his combo ide+fast ram boards but he isn't making any more of those.


AmigaKit is suppose to working with him to get at least one of his items made into a retail product. I really hope they consider the ide+fast ram addon.
broken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2012, 09:24 AM   #19
AmmoJammo
Cult Member
Points: 4,019, Level: 40 Points: 4,019, Level: 40 Points: 4,019, Level: 40
Activity: 91% Activity: 91% Activity: 91%
 
AmmoJammo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 592
Default Re: My A500 "project" pics, details, build log?

They were only 4 meg weren't they? And didnt auto configure?
AmmoJammo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2012, 09:32 AM   #20
broken
Technoid
Points: 7,136, Level: 55 Points: 7,136, Level: 55 Points: 7,136, Level: 55
Activity: 5% Activity: 5% Activity: 5%
 
broken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Mason, OH USA
Posts: 224
Default Re: My A500 "project" pics, details, build log?

I think so.
broken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2012, 03:18 PM   #21
djos
Cult Member
Points: 4,923, Level: 44 Points: 4,923, Level: 44 Points: 4,923, Level: 44
Activity: 5% Activity: 5% Activity: 5%
 
djos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 905
Default Re: My A500 "project" pics, details, build log?

Nice!
__________________
Amiga 1200 w/ KS1.3, ACA1220 16Mhz 128MB w/ RTC, 4GB CF-HDD, a1011 External FDD
Amiga 500 w/ KS1.3, 512k Chip-Ram, 512k Slow-Ram, 4MB Fast-Ram, FDD Boot Selector, HxC RevC SD Floppy Drive, a1010 External FDD
Commodore 64 w/ 1541 Ultimate-II inc Tape Adapter, JiffyDOS, 1541 Disk Drive, 1531 Datasette, C64 Flyer Net Modem, ZoomFloppy
djos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2012, 05:21 PM   #22
Azryl
Technoid
Points: 8,088, Level: 60 Points: 8,088, Level: 60 Points: 8,088, Level: 60
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 383
Default Re: My A500 "project" pics, details, build log?

Some very nice hardware pr0n there

luv to see A500's recycled and reloved!

Az
__________________
Completely useless? I can always be used as a bad example
Azryl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2012, 03:20 PM   #23
AmmoJammo
Cult Member
Points: 4,019, Level: 40 Points: 4,019, Level: 40 Points: 4,019, Level: 40
Activity: 91% Activity: 91% Activity: 91%
 
AmmoJammo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 592
Default Re: My A500 "project" pics, details, build log?

I was considering putting the whole setup in a tower... but, I reckon I'll keep it original.



However, I'm going to try and stuff an AT (maybe ATX) power supply in the external CDrom drive case, and use that to power everything. A500 and A590, plus of course the cd rom drive, possibly the GBS8200, and anything else that needs power

The space behind the drive is the size of a full sized PSU PCB... so we'll see how that goes
May end up trying to find a smaller psu.



AmmoJammo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2012, 03:31 PM   #24
djos
Cult Member
Points: 4,923, Level: 44 Points: 4,923, Level: 44 Points: 4,923, Level: 44
Activity: 5% Activity: 5% Activity: 5%
 
djos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 905
Default Re: My A500 "project" pics, details, build log?

Nice AJ!

Why don't you grab one of these:

http://amigakit.leamancomputing.com/...roducts_id=866

With optional cabling as most of the hard work is already done for you.
__________________
Amiga 1200 w/ KS1.3, ACA1220 16Mhz 128MB w/ RTC, 4GB CF-HDD, a1011 External FDD
Amiga 500 w/ KS1.3, 512k Chip-Ram, 512k Slow-Ram, 4MB Fast-Ram, FDD Boot Selector, HxC RevC SD Floppy Drive, a1010 External FDD
Commodore 64 w/ 1541 Ultimate-II inc Tape Adapter, JiffyDOS, 1541 Disk Drive, 1531 Datasette, C64 Flyer Net Modem, ZoomFloppy
djos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2012, 03:52 PM   #25
AmmoJammo
Cult Member
Points: 4,019, Level: 40 Points: 4,019, Level: 40 Points: 4,019, Level: 40
Activity: 91% Activity: 91% Activity: 91%
 
AmmoJammo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 592
Default Re: My A500 "project" pics, details, build log?

because I'd still want to put it inside the cd rom case, which would involve hacking the psu up anyway

trying to reduce three power cords, and two external PSUs down to a single power cable.

oh, and its not hard work! if it was, it wouldn't he a hobby
AmmoJammo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2012, 04:25 PM   #26
AmmoJammo
Cult Member
Points: 4,019, Level: 40 Points: 4,019, Level: 40 Points: 4,019, Level: 40
Activity: 91% Activity: 91% Activity: 91%
 
AmmoJammo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 592
Default Re: My A500 "project" pics, details, build log?

I'm considering doing this to the A590 HDD...

http://members.iinet.net.au/~davem2/...ck/a500hd.html

but am a little hesitant as I'm not sure how much current the edge connector, and tracks are actually designed to handle...
AmmoJammo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2012, 04:30 PM   #27
djos
Cult Member
Points: 4,923, Level: 44 Points: 4,923, Level: 44 Points: 4,923, Level: 44
Activity: 5% Activity: 5% Activity: 5%
 
djos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 905
Default Re: My A500 "project" pics, details, build log?

Quote:
Originally Posted by AmmoJammo View Post
because I'd still want to put it inside the cd rom case, which would involve hacking the psu up anyway

trying to reduce three power cords, and two external PSUs down to a single power cable.

oh, and its not hard work! if it was, it wouldn't he a hobby
Good point
__________________
Amiga 1200 w/ KS1.3, ACA1220 16Mhz 128MB w/ RTC, 4GB CF-HDD, a1011 External FDD
Amiga 500 w/ KS1.3, 512k Chip-Ram, 512k Slow-Ram, 4MB Fast-Ram, FDD Boot Selector, HxC RevC SD Floppy Drive, a1010 External FDD
Commodore 64 w/ 1541 Ultimate-II inc Tape Adapter, JiffyDOS, 1541 Disk Drive, 1531 Datasette, C64 Flyer Net Modem, ZoomFloppy
djos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2012, 04:39 PM   #28
walkero
Beginner
Points: 7,832, Level: 59 Points: 7,832, Level: 59 Points: 7,832, Level: 59
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
 
walkero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 46
Send a message via ICQ to walkero Send a message via MSN to walkero Send a message via Yahoo to walkero
Default Re: My A500 "project" pics, details, build log?

I did this hack on one of mine A590 and worked just fine. Be sure to have a heavy power A500 supply.
walkero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2012, 05:28 PM   #29
Cammy
Defender of the Faith
Points: 12,227, Level: 72 Points: 12,227, Level: 72 Points: 12,227, Level: 72
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
 
Cammy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: In my own little world, Australia
Posts: 1,361
Default Re: My A500 "project" pics, details, build log?

Quote:
Originally Posted by walkero View Post
I did this hack on one of mine A590 and worked just fine. Be sure to have a heavy power A500 supply.
I guess using a solid-state drive would be helpful too, such as a CF card inside a SCSI Card reader like the ones in Mech's store? http://a4000t.com/store/index.php?ma...ex&cPath=65_79

I have an A590 here that I'd like to use on one of the A500s, and I'm really interested in getting this mod done so I only have to use the one PSU too. But rather than search for a new hard drive to replace the 40MB one in there I'm going to use a SCSI card reader instead.
__________________
A1200 030@28Mhz/2MB+32MB/RTC/KS3.1/IDE-CF+4GB/4-Way Clockport Expander/IndivisionAGA/PCMCIA NIC
A1200 020@14Mhz/2MB+8MB/FPU/RTC/KS3.0/IDE-CF+2GB/S-Video
CD32 020@14Mhz/2MB+8MB/RTC/KS3.1/IDE-CF+4GB
A600 030@30Mhz/2MB+64MB/RTC/IDE-CF+4GB/Subway USB/S-Video/PCMCIA NIC/USB Numeric Keypad+Hub+Mouse+Control Pad
A500 000@7Mhz/512kB+512kB/ROM Switcher/KS3.1+1.3/S-Video

Get AmigaOS for your PC, it's FREE and comes in two flavours!
www.icarosdesktop.org
www.aros-broadway.de
Cammy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2012, 08:31 AM   #30
AmmoJammo
Cult Member
Points: 4,019, Level: 40 Points: 4,019, Level: 40 Points: 4,019, Level: 40
Activity: 91% Activity: 91% Activity: 91%
 
AmmoJammo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 592
Default Re: My A500 "project" pics, details, build log?

I tend to get rather easily distracted, and flit between interests on an almost daily basis...

AmmoJammo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
a500 , build , details , log , pics , project

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump