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Offline RobertB

Mega65 Retro Computer - Kickstarter for moulds
« on: January 10, 2020, 05:38:53 AM »
     Development of the Mega65, a clone of the Commodore 65, is progressing slowly but surely.  Prototyping has gone on for a few years, prototype boards have been sent out to beta testers, and now a Kickstarter campaign has started to gather money to build the steel moulds (molds) for the injection-molded cases of the Mega65.

I have sent in my donation!  For more information on the Mega65, go to

http://mega65.org/

or go to the page for Kickstarter donations at

http://mega65.org/moulds.html

To see the Mega65 discussion forum, go to

http://mega65.net (which will lead you to Forum64.de)

or on Facebook, see

https://www.facebook.com/pg/MEGA65RetroComputer/posts/

     Happy New Year!
     Robert Bernardo
     Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
 
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Offline spudje

Re: Mega65 Retro Computer - Kickstarter for moulds
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2020, 02:56:58 PM »
It's a crowdfunding OK, but not a kickstarter.

The creators thought kickstarter was too much trouble, but honestly I think doing it this way simply doesn't have it get enough traction.
 

Offline RobertB

Re: Mega65 Retro Computer - Kickstarter for moulds
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2020, 12:51:34 AM »
Ah, my goof-up... When I saw the small number of prizes being offered, I thought it was Kickstarter.

Truly,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
 

Offline RobertB

Re: Mega65 Retro Computer - Kickstarter for moulds
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2020, 06:22:17 AM »
Oh, my gosh, a person or persons named Tayger have just donated 40,000 Euros!

Truly,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
April 25-26 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show - http://www.portcommodore.com/class

Offline RobertB

Re: Mega65 Retro Computer - Kickstarter for moulds
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2020, 10:13:58 PM »
Goal reached!  Now at over 69,000 Euros of the 66,000 required.

Truly,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
April 25-26 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show - http://www.portcommodore.com/class

Offline RobertB

Re: Mega65 Retro Computer - Kickstarter for moulds
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2020, 12:32:48 AM »
     Mega65 developer Paul Gardner-Stephen talks about the new, sudden influx of money (in an article printed just before the crowdfunding goal was reached) and the plans for making the moulds at

http://c65gs.blogspot.com/2020/01/almost-65k-in-65-days.html

          Truly,
          Robert Bernardo
          Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
          April 25-26 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show - http://www.portcommodore.com/class