Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Amiga Kit Amiga Store Iridium Banner AMIStore App Store A600 Memory

AuthorTopic: Help Fund The A4000 Replica Project  (Read 2179 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Acill

Help Fund The A4000 Replica Project
« on: March 30, 2018, 02:01:45 AM »
I've started a Go Fund Me campaign for getting the 4000 (NON-CR) Rev B reverse engineered. All project files will be open and public. The cost for this being done by a US company is not cheap but also very fair for what we get in return. Please take a look at the page here and help if you can!

https://www.gofundme.com/amiga-4000-replica-with-schematics
Proud Retired Navy Chief!

A4000T - CSPPC - Mediator
Powerbook G4 15", 17"
Powermac G5 2GHZ
AmigaOne X5000
Need Amiga recap or other services in the US? Visit my website at http://www.acill.com and take a look or on facebook at http://facebook.com/acillclassics
 

Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: Help Fund The A4000 Replica Project
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2018, 02:58:27 AM »
Donated! :D
Amiga 500: 2MB Chip|16MB Fast|30MHz 68030+68882|3.9|Indivision ECS|GVP A500HD+|Mechware card reader + 8GB CF|Cocolino|SCSI DVD-RAM
Amiga 2000: 2MB Chip|136MB Fast|50MHz 68060|3.9|Indivision ECS + GVP Spectrum|Mechware card reader + 8GB CF|AD516|X-Surf 100|RapidRoad|Cocolino|SCSI CD-RW
 Amiga videos and other misc. stuff at https://www.youtube.com/CompTechMike/videos
 

Offline midway

Re: Help Fund The A4000 Replica Project
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2018, 03:11:22 AM »
That sounds cool.

Did you see this? Someone already did this.

http://forum.amiga.org/index.php?topic=73426
« Last Edit: July 30, 2018, 11:08:53 PM by F0LLETT »
 

Offline Acill

Re: Help Fund The A4000 Replica Project
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2018, 03:37:16 AM »
Quote from: midway;838039
That sounds cool.

Did you see this? Someone already did this.

http://www.amiga.org/forums/showthread.php?t=73426


Not the same project and not released public. Its like the AmyITX and seems to be very exclusive.
Proud Retired Navy Chief!

A4000T - CSPPC - Mediator
Powerbook G4 15", 17"
Powermac G5 2GHZ
AmigaOne X5000
Need Amiga recap or other services in the US? Visit my website at http://www.acill.com and take a look or on facebook at http://facebook.com/acillclassics
 

Offline QuikSanz

Re: Help Fund The A4000 Replica Project
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2018, 03:43:31 AM »
Quote from: Acill;838040
Not the same project and not released public. Its like the AmyITX and seems to be very exclusive.


And yours is a non CR project.
 

Offline hese7

Re: Help Fund The A4000 Replica Project
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2018, 04:10:45 PM »
Quote from: Acill;838040
Not the same project and not released public. Its like the AmyITX and seems to be very exclusive.

What made you jump to that conclusion? It will be released to the public.
 

Offline Iggy

Re: Help Fund The A4000 Replica Project
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2018, 04:43:51 PM »
Quote from: hese7;838048
What made you jump to that conclusion? It will be released to the public.

Personally I'd like to see something more advanced, like an ATX form factor board with PCI slots replacing the ISA slots.
"Not making any hard and fast rules means that the moderators can use their good judgment in moderation, and we think the results speak for themselves." - Amiga.org, terms of service

"You, got to stem the evil tide, and keep it on the the inside" - Rogers Waters

"God was never on your side" - Lemmy

Amiga! "Our appeal has become more selective"
 

Offline Acill

Re: Help Fund The A4000 Replica Project
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2018, 01:23:06 AM »
Quote from: hese7;838048
What made you jump to that conclusion? It will be released to the public.


If it is that's great. My goal is for the older board. If funded we will have access to both boards as new and will be an amazing thing to offer.
Proud Retired Navy Chief!

A4000T - CSPPC - Mediator
Powerbook G4 15", 17"
Powermac G5 2GHZ
AmigaOne X5000
Need Amiga recap or other services in the US? Visit my website at http://www.acill.com and take a look or on facebook at http://facebook.com/acillclassics
 

Offline hirschma

Re: Help Fund The A4000 Replica Project
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2018, 04:40:02 AM »
While the effort is admirable, the fact that PADS is being used is problematic to me. it is very high-end software, which very few people have access to.

Porting between EDA packages is a pretty dicey proposition - errors are often introduced, layouts munged, etc.

I think that the effort would be tremendously more interesting, valuable, and would get more support if it was done in KiCad. There would never be a question of anyone being able to access the information. Eagle doesn't achieve that, especially as Autodesk is closing that package off (and a board that size, and with the likely stackup, isn't going to load into "free" Eagle anyways).

My $.02
 

Offline Djole

Re: Help Fund The A4000 Replica Project
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2018, 06:51:07 AM »
I dont get it, shouldnt we fund the guy who already has done this or did he just spark the idea to rise some money? But great initiative  anyway.
A1200 030
A1200 stock
A600 Vampire v2

VOLIM TE REPUBLIKO SRPSKA!
[/B][/COLOR]
 

Offline RobertB

Re: Help Fund The A4000 Replica Project
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2018, 07:27:44 AM »
Just donated a few minutes ago!

Truly,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
June 9-19 Pacific Commodore Expo NW 2018 - http://www.portcommodore.com/pacommex
Aug. 11-12 Commodore Vegas Expo v14 2018 - http://www.portcommodore.com/commvex
 

Offline Kronos

  • Resident blue troll
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Join Date: Feb 2002
  • Posts: 4017
  • Total likes: 0
    • http://www.SteamDraw.de
Re: Help Fund The A4000 Replica Project
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2018, 10:24:41 AM »
I don't see the point in it as most leftover chips needed for these boards have already been used up for the A4000T repro a few years back (and even then some chips were already out of stock).

Ripping them from old board may be an option if those are truly dead, but considering the amount of repair that can be done one these that would be a very limited number so we might even end up with less working A4000s in the end.

Same reason why the A500RED was a limited edition.
1. Make an announcment.
2. Wait a while.
3. Check if it can actually be done.
4. Wait for someone else to do it.
5. Start working on it while giving out hillarious progress-reports.
6. Deny that you have ever announced it
7. Blame someone else
 

Offline kolla

Re: Help Fund The A4000 Replica Project
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2018, 11:02:00 AM »
Quote from: Djole;838069
I dont get it, shouldnt we fund the guy who already has done this or did he just spark the idea to rise some money? But great initiative  anyway.


That was the 4000CR board, the cost recuced last revision D of the A4000, with onboard 68EC030 (which afaik doesn't do zorro3 cards without CPU upgrade). This is something entirely different, this is the "real" A4000 motherboard.
B5D6A1D019D5D45BCC56F4782AC220D8B3E2A6CC
 

Offline adonay

Re: Help Fund The A4000 Replica Project
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2018, 12:20:34 PM »
Quote from: Djole;838069
I dont get it, shouldnt we fund the guy who already has done this or did he just spark the idea to rise some money? But great initiative  anyway.


I agree.
A1200 ACA 1230
 

Offline cgutjahr

Re: Help Fund The A4000 Replica Project
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2018, 12:29:29 PM »
We're living in a post-Timberwolf world, so whe should make sure crowdfunding descriptions do not leave much room for interpretation.

This particular description needs to be updated to include the format in which the files will be released (as somebody already mentioned, this is an important issue) and which license will be used for the release.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2018, 04:24:22 PM by cgutjahr »