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Offline wizard66

FPGA Arcade inside A590 Housing
« on: September 04, 2011, 09:09:41 AM »
Hi Guy's
I have been busy to build my FPGA ARCADE inside a A590.
Try to get old and new hardware together.
I like to share some pictures from my build with you.

I use the old A590 Housing and retrObright it and repaint the bottom side.
Inside the FPGA arcade replay board and also the AXT PSU controller from mikeJ (thanks mike).
The PSU itself is also inside it's A mini ATX PSU.
Also fitted in is a 2.5 1TB HDD, (The hard drive is not working on the replay but will be when the daughtboard will be available).
You can see the hdd/USB cable sticking out the case now for access to the PC.
I also put inside a temp meter C/F just for fun.
The case fan is adjustable in speed and also the cpu fan later on for the Dboard/ 060.

still to do: I have to bundle the wires (looks like spaghetti)

The daugtherboard will fit inside this case.


*** UPDATE picture: FPGA ARCADE By Night ***



New Case fan inside ;-)




« Last Edit: September 09, 2011, 11:47:18 AM by wizard66 »
-=* Homemade Minimig\'s Build 09 *=-

1x FPGAARCADE Replay v1.0B (Inside a A590 case)
Dreaming of 1x FPGAArcade Daughter-board :-) (inline from day 1)
1x A600
 

Offline wizard66

Re: FPGA Arcade inside A590 Housing
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2011, 09:10:40 AM »
Some more snaps ;-)
« Last Edit: September 04, 2011, 09:26:06 AM by wizard66 »
-=* Homemade Minimig\'s Build 09 *=-

1x FPGAARCADE Replay v1.0B (Inside a A590 case)
Dreaming of 1x FPGAArcade Daughter-board :-) (inline from day 1)
1x A600
 

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Re: FPGA Arcade inside A590 Housing
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2011, 09:18:07 AM »
Too cool, I love seeing interesting casemods using loved old hardware boxes.
 

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Re: FPGA Arcade inside A590 Housing
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2011, 10:46:54 AM »
Superb, U Gotta get those power and HD LEDs happening...
 

Offline Karlos

Re: FPGA Arcade inside A590 Housing
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2011, 11:04:02 AM »
Me Gusta!

My A600 is terminally dead. I wonder if it could be used to fit this machine. How cool would that be?
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Offline wizard66

Re: FPGA Arcade inside A590 Housing
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2011, 11:37:48 AM »
Quote from: Karlos;657822
Me Gusta!

My A600 is terminally dead. I wonder if it could be used to fit this machine. How cool would that be?


That would be uber cool.
Only trouble how to connect the Keyboard.
-=* Homemade Minimig\'s Build 09 *=-

1x FPGAARCADE Replay v1.0B (Inside a A590 case)
Dreaming of 1x FPGAArcade Daughter-board :-) (inline from day 1)
1x A600
 

Offline mfilos

Re: FPGA Arcade inside A590 Housing
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2011, 11:55:10 AM »
Very nice clean and detailed mod mate! Congratz!
I really hate seeing butchered hardware with ugly mods inside and outside :) Your own is very well done aesthetically and practically \o/
Btw I have the same Temperature control bought some time ago (when I wanted to check if I would like it in my A600).

Keep up posted for more pr0n progress!
Visit my Amiga blog here
- A600: Vampire V3, 128MB, A604n, 16GB CF, Indivision ECS, RapidRoad, MAS-Player + Custom Audio Mixer (internal), HxC SD + Slim floppy (internal)
 

Offline espskog

Re: FPGA Arcade inside A590 Housing
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2011, 06:41:45 PM »
Nice mod, man. I just used a plain 17x17cm black plastic mini itx cabinet myself (yes -- I was lazy this time. Hehe).

I am also looking forward to getting the daughterboard. Then I will fully mod the casing and   minimize the box physically and mount it on the back of the monitor :)
 

Offline wizard66

Re: FPGA Arcade inside A590 Housing
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2011, 07:00:06 PM »
Quote from: espskog;657883
Nice mod, man. I just used a plain 17x17cm black plastic mini itx cabinet myself (yes -- I was lazy this time. Hehe).

I am also looking forward to getting the daughterboard. Then I will fully mod the casing and   minimize the box physically and mount it on the back of the monitor :)


It have take me a few hours, but the results are nice.
All stuff in a A590 Case :-)  It's all Commodore again, remembers me on my first encounter with the amiga 500 with A590 HD aside ;-)
-=* Homemade Minimig\'s Build 09 *=-

1x FPGAARCADE Replay v1.0B (Inside a A590 case)
Dreaming of 1x FPGAArcade Daughter-board :-) (inline from day 1)
1x A600
 

Offline VuData

Re: FPGA Arcade inside A590 Housing
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2011, 07:11:56 PM »
That's a great case! I'd been wondering if the board would fit inside an 1010 external drive case. Maybe even use the existing floppy cable as a breakout cable for most of the connections. Would be even more awesome if a some point a daughter board with floppy connector could use the drive. It would be like some kind of mini A1000!

Anyway, that's my first post on here finally done despite lingering for about 12 years.
« Last Edit: September 04, 2011, 08:03:40 PM by VuData »
 

Offline XDelusion

Re: FPGA Arcade inside A590 Housing
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2011, 07:49:47 PM »
Slick!
Earth has a lot of things other folks might want... like the whole planet. And maybe these folks would like a few changes made, like more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and room for their way of life. - William S. Burroughs
 

Offline wizard66

Re: FPGA Arcade inside A590 Housing
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2011, 08:29:05 PM »
Quote from: VuData;657888
That's a great case! I'd been wondering if the board would fit inside an 1010 external drive case. Maybe even use the existing floppy cable as a breakout cable for most of the connections. Would be even more awesome if a some point a daughter board with floppy connector could use the drive. It would be like some kind of mini A1000!

Anyway, that's my first post on here finally done despite lingering for about 12 years.


So your the silent type then ;-) LOL

1010 External I think it will fit (not sure, i don't have a 1010.)
But that are also nice cases.
And O Yeah, Welcome on Amiga.org VuData .... :-)
-=* Homemade Minimig\'s Build 09 *=-

1x FPGAARCADE Replay v1.0B (Inside a A590 case)
Dreaming of 1x FPGAArcade Daughter-board :-) (inline from day 1)
1x A600
 

Offline mikej

Re: FPGA Arcade inside A590 Housing
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2011, 08:30:09 PM »
Quote from: wizard66;657825
That would be uber cool.
Only trouble how to connect the Keyboard.


We should be able to connect the original keyboard to the top patch pins.
I'll look into the protocol.
/MikeJ
 

Offline vidarh

Re: FPGA Arcade inside A590 Housing
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2011, 08:37:11 PM »
Quote from: mikej;657901
We should be able to connect the original keyboard to the top patch pins.
I'll look into the protocol.
/MikeJ


Please do... I'd love one too, and have been thinking of picking up a case or a dead machine ever since I saw the dimensions of the Arcade. Either A600 or A1200. I prefer the aesthetics of the A1200 and it has more nostalgic value for me (never owned it, but drooled over it :) ), but it is compelling to have something as small as the A600.
 

Offline zylesea

Re: FPGA Arcade inside A590 Housing
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2011, 08:44:34 PM »
Quote from: wizard66;657825
That would be uber cool.
Only trouble how to connect the Keyboard.


Keyrah solves this issue. At least that was what I had planned for my A600.