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Title: KS Campaign: New Compatible Keycaps for all Amiga Classic keyboards
Post by: amenophis on November 15, 2016, 06:47:45 AM
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Dear Amigans,

            The Team and I are honored to announce our next KS campaign  after the previous one for the A1200 cases has been launched yesterday  afternoon.

We've been waiting for cases mass production to start so that we could unveil what we were working on for quite some time now!

I also would like to share my personal thanks here to some key people  who  helped a lot to bring this new campaign alive and make it  possible:
-   Bill/Josh/Marcel/Feub/Kay/Sekea/Henrik/Grace/Gwen/Eric/Marc/Charlie/Paul/Angela/Jerry/Marvin/Seppo/Ramon/Allister/Lukhash/Oliver   (x2) Etc...

There is so many awesome ppl out there who love the Amiga and the retro scene! Kudo guys!


The Campaign Link
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...miga-computers (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/a1200housing/new-compatible-keycaps-for-amiga-computers)

Please note:
Campaign currency is SGD (Singapore Dollars)
- NOT USD
- $1 SGD = $0.71 USD
- $1 SGD = €0.66

I live & work in SG.
Previous campaign was held by me and Friends in France while i had  extended vacations there. That's explain why it was in € previously.

Campaign informations:
This new campaign has been tough to set up due to the fact that it is necessary to create specific keycaps molds.
And for this fullset we need 18 of them (as much as  profiles)

Have a look at Fullset details:


 These Sets are limited to the campaign and have been designed by our partners.


A simulator has been set up on A1200.NET website:
Keycaps & Cases Color Matching SIMULATOR (https://www.a1200.net/keycaps-matching-simulator/)

Galleries with Regular colors and Special Edition keycaps is available:
REGULAR COLOR KEYCAPS Gallery (https://www.a1200.net/cases-gallery/)
SPECIAL EDITION KEYCAPS Gallery (https://www.a1200.net/special-editions-cases-gallery/)

Thank you for your support on both campaigns.
This community is awesome and YOU are the ppl who are making Amiga great   again!It is because of you that we now have new A1200 cases.
And the team and I do have several other following plans to bring alive again what a lot of people thought were dead (http://www.amibay.com/images/smilies/biggrin.gif)

Cheers,
Phil

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Title: Re: KS Campaign: New Compatible Keycaps for all Amiga Classic keyboards
Post by: amenophis on November 30, 2016, 10:42:28 AM
Hi Guys


Let me share with you the Latest Updates regarding the Keycaps Kickstarter Campaign (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/a1200housing/new-compatible-keycaps-for-amiga-computers)






Thank you for your support to the campaign, we need all of you to make the Amiga great again.

Cheers


SUPPORT THE KEYCAPS CAMPAIGN (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/a1200housing/new-compatible-keycaps-for-amiga-computers)
Title: Re: KS Campaign: New Compatible Keycaps for all Amiga Classic keyboards
Post by: AmiDude on November 30, 2016, 11:26:17 AM
Another campaign.... Yeah right!
Title: Re: KS Campaign: New Compatible Keycaps for all Amiga Classic keyboards
Post by: Oldsmobile_Mike on November 30, 2016, 03:09:42 PM
I'm a big fan of Kickstarter and backer of the first project, but just as a skeptic and a realist, shouldn't you at least wait for the first one to actually deliver on some product before starting a second? :(
Title: Re: KS Campaign: New Compatible Keycaps for all Amiga Classic keyboards
Post by: DutchinUSA on December 08, 2016, 07:14:03 PM
Video that shows one of the first cases manufactured, it looks awesome !! :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OensY3ggYE

People can expect to receive their cases real soon now .. yay !!
Title: Re: KS Campaign: New Compatible Keycaps for all Amiga Classic keyboards
Post by: jdryyz on December 08, 2016, 08:28:16 PM
Love these new cases! I think the see-through one is looking especially attractive but would settle for the original white/beige.

I only have a basic understanding of how Kickstarters work. When you mention that people will be receiving them soon, you mean those who have contributed to the campaign, right?

Will they be available at some point for new orders for those who have not contributed?
Title: Re: KS Campaign: New Compatible Keycaps for all Amiga Classic keyboards
Post by: DutchinUSA on December 08, 2016, 08:37:28 PM
Yes, backers of the kickstarter will receive theirs soon.

The plan is however that amigastore.eu will act as the future distributor of new cases.

The special edition cases will be unique and not produced again.

However, there might be one or two more special editions becoming available in 2017, again, through amigastore.eu.

One more thing .. if you join the new keycaps campaign https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/a1200housing/new-compatible-keycaps-for-amiga-computers you will have access to a dark grey (CD32 color) case becoming available in 2017 also. This color again will only be available for backers of the new keycaps campaign.
Title: Re: KS Campaign: New Compatible Keycaps for all Amiga Classic keyboards
Post by: jdryyz on December 08, 2016, 08:45:14 PM
Thanks! Is the see-through case considered a special edition? The post above is the first I have seen of it. I do not see it anywhere on the A1200.net site.


Quote from: DutchinUSA;817469
Yes, backers of the kickstarter will receive theirs soon.

The plan is however that amigastore.eu will act as the future distributor of new cases.

The special edition cases will be unique and not produced again.

However, there might be one or two more special editions becoming available in 2017, again, through amigastore.eu.

One more thing .. if you join the new keycaps campaign https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/a1200housing/new-compatible-keycaps-for-amiga-computers you will have access to a dark grey (CD32 color) case becoming available in 2017 also. This color again will only be available for backers of the new keycaps campaign.
Title: Re: KS Campaign: New Compatible Keycaps for all Amiga Classic keyboards
Post by: DutchinUSA on December 08, 2016, 08:53:02 PM
Good question .. I found it here: https://www.a1200.net/cases-gallery/

At the bottom. And that is the standard colors gallery so there probably is a good chance this might be available in the new year !
Title: Re: KS Campaign: New Compatible Keycaps for all Amiga Classic keyboards
Post by: jdryyz on December 08, 2016, 09:41:19 PM
Ahh! There it is!

Quote from: DutchinUSA;817471
Good question .. I found it here: https://www.a1200.net/cases-gallery/

At the bottom. And that is the standard colors gallery so there probably is a good chance this might be available in the new year !
Title: Re: KS Campaign: New Compatible Keycaps for all Amiga Classic keyboards
Post by: mingle on December 09, 2016, 08:17:13 AM
I reckon the pick of the bunch is the black case with black keys.

Second I'd go for the white on white, then the CD32 version - marvellous...

But first I need to find an A1200 - I sold mine years ago!

Mike.
Title: Re: KS Campaign: New Compatible Keycaps for all Amiga Classic keyboards
Post by: IanP on January 13, 2017, 01:07:37 PM
Last chance to grab the new keycaps from kickstarter
Title: Re: KS Campaign: New Compatible Keycaps for all Amiga Classic keyboards
Post by: kolla on January 13, 2017, 02:51:36 PM
S$ 174778 pledged of S$ 102,000 goal - 808 backers - more than US$ 120000 or ERU 115000 !!

All stretch goals met, even the last about filming Phil wearing a Panda suit :lol:

Will be fun getting it all, all my keyboards really need new keycaps :)
Title: Re: KS Campaign: New Compatible Keycaps for all Amiga Classic keyboards
Post by: Oldsmobile_Mike on January 13, 2017, 03:02:39 PM
I ordered a couple of the cases, thinking about it now I'll probably just put them up on ebay at cost, if they ever arrive. Don't have enough time for the Amiga's I already own, let alone time to build more. :(

Drop me a line if anyone is interested. :)
Title: Re: KS Campaign: New Compatible Keycaps for all Amiga Classic keyboards
Post by: save2600 on January 13, 2017, 05:04:35 PM
$75 for a set of new keycaps... am I reading that right or does that include the A1200 case too? None of my keys are that bad to warrant such an expense. Can purchase an entire keyboard for less than that anyway. What I could use though are nicer A2000 keyboard shells as mine are starting to yellow. May just have to try a Retrobrite concoction on 'em.
Title: Re: KS Campaign: New Compatible Keycaps for all Amiga Classic keyboards
Post by: duga on January 13, 2017, 07:04:42 PM
Still waiting for two cases, so no keycaps for me.
Title: Re: KS Campaign: New Compatible Keycaps for all Amiga Classic keyboards
Post by: IanP on January 13, 2017, 07:55:38 PM
Quote from: save2600;819657
$75 for a set of new keycaps... am I reading that right or does that include the A1200 case too? None of my keys are that bad to warrant such an expense. Can purchase an entire keyboard for less than that anyway. What I could use though are nicer A2000 keyboard shells as mine are starting to yellow. May just have to try a Retrobrite concoction on 'em.
No you were reading it wrong probably, prices are in Singapore Dollars. A set was about $53 (US) and they are being made in a range of colours to match the cases from the previous campaign and a range of language layouts maybe you could find a creme and grey US layout keyboard for that but you wouldn't find one with dark blue and orange Swiss layout keycaps (or whatever choice of layout/colours you need/want) that's for sure.

When they do the full keyboard campaign they may do molds for new external keyboard shells that may be suitable for your existing A2000 keyboard.
Title: Re: KS Campaign: New Compatible Keycaps for all Amiga Classic keyboards
Post by: som99 on January 14, 2017, 05:42:22 AM
Wohoo! Pledged for 3x keyboard sets and one will match my colored new case that probably will arrive next week :) The rest will be for Amigas that need new white keycaps :)

Edit: I will post pictures of the new case when I get it :)