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Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Another new homebrew accelerator?
« on: December 30, 2016, 10:10:56 PM »
Saw these pictures posted on one of the Amiga Facebook forums.  Of course there were absolutely no details provided, lol.  :p

Edit: Googled and found this link:  https://github.com/terriblefire/tf520
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Offline Pat the Cat

Re: Another new homebrew accelerator?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2016, 10:51:22 PM »
Hmmm... github development shows recent activity.

Looks more like open source rather than a commercial product...

... which is FINE by me. Not so good if you don't know how to build from them. And not really cheaper (cos one off components cost more than buying in bulk).

EDIT: I did some digging, Stephen Leary is the name, based in Glasgow, Scotland. He has a youtube channel for info.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu4uiUtALy1ILAxNh7TGsmQ

I can't check it out now, got bandwidth restrictions until next week. End of the month problem.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2016, 11:01:09 PM by Pat the Cat »
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Re: Another new homebrew accelerator?
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2016, 11:43:53 PM »
Watched some of the videos. I LOVE seeing this sorta stuff. Thanks for sharing.
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Offline CodePoet

Re: Another new homebrew accelerator?
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2016, 02:22:44 AM »
Hahaha TerribleFire... Brilliant! Just subscribed to him on YouTube, very interesting videos on the development of the card
 

Offline magnetic

Re: Another new homebrew accelerator?
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2016, 04:20:44 AM »
Really cool i wish someone would make them for sale.
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Offline Pat the Cat

Re: Another new homebrew accelerator?
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2016, 03:07:22 PM »
Quote from: magnetic;818506
Really cool i wish someone would make them for sale.

The "Open Source" license release is 2.0 - manufacturers can use the design for production, but must make public any changes or enhancements to the design.

It is still a bit early to think about a production run, but theoretically it could happen.
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Offline Fats

Re: Another new homebrew accelerator?
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2016, 04:43:04 PM »
Quote from: Pat the Cat;818463
Looks more like open source rather than a commercial product...


FYI, open source is not the opposite of commercial, think Arduino...
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Offline Pat the Cat

Re: Another new homebrew accelerator?
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2016, 05:12:30 PM »
Quote from: Fats;818543
FYI, open source is not the opposite of commercial, think Arduino...

Which Arduino - the American corporation who skanked the design and had most of their products sourced in China, or the Italian developers who decided not to supply them with any more boards due to breach of contract?

Last I heard of, they were at each other's throats in the courts.

So no, I'd rather not think about Arduino right now, thank you.
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Offline paul1981

Re: Another new homebrew accelerator?
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2016, 05:36:25 PM »
This one caught my attention last year (HC508):

Specs:

-68HC000 CPU running at 50 MHz (100% MC68000 compatible)
-40 pin IDE connector for HDD, CD ROM etc.
-Integrated CF card connector
-8 MB Fast RAM (1 wait state)
-512k FlashROM for Kickstart (1 wait state)

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Offline Acill

Re: Another new homebrew accelerator?
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2016, 06:10:38 PM »
The github.com site has a link to order bare boards. I placed an order for 10 which seemed to be the minimum. If I can find the time Ill make one.  I have  the tools for it,  but the project page is rather poor.
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Offline Pat the Cat

Re: Another new homebrew accelerator?
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2016, 07:26:00 PM »
Hey, I'll buy 2 of the spares off you. Minimum.

PM me a price including postage to Nottingham, UK, and I'll happily Paypal you the cash.
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Offline Acill

Re: Another new homebrew accelerator?
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2016, 08:43:56 PM »
Quote from: Pat the Cat;818558
Hey, I'll buy 2 of the spares off you. Minimum.

PM me a price including postage to Nottingham, UK, and I'll happily Paypal you the cash.


Lets see what gets sent and how long it takes first.
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Offline Pat the Cat

Re: Another new homebrew accelerator?
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2016, 09:51:51 PM »
Quote from: Acill;818564
Lets see what gets sent and how long it takes first.

Affirmative Chief. Absolutely.

I was just keen to get the request in, I appreciate it will take quite a time for the boards to be made, shipped over to you, then shipped wherever.
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Offline kneehighspy

Re: Another new homebrew accelerator?
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2016, 11:53:11 PM »
all this new hardware for our old systems is amazing!  is anyone just working on a plain ide hard drive interface for the a500/a1000 similar to kippers?  since his is so hard to get, i am sure something like this would do well, i know i would pick up 4 or 5.

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Offline Acill

Re: Another new homebrew accelerator?
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2017, 12:00:48 AM »
Guy in Finland makes one called IDE68k that I picked up cheap. I think it was $60
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