Amiga A1200 new housings Kickstarter campaign

There have been quite a few ‘new housing for vintage computer/console’ Kickstarter campaigns of late but this one caught our attention because it dares to be a little bit different. Let me elaborate…

With less than a week to go at the time of writing this particular campaign by Philippe Lang is to produce new Amiga A1200 housings from new molds in a range of colours. Unlike previous campaigns such as for the KS64C and the Atari Jaguar case remake, original molds are not available so they are remaking them.

But what makes this particular campaign really special in our opinion is the fact that they are not just recreating an original Amiga A1200 case as it came 22 years ago. They are taking the original case design and adding ports, holes for buttons and break out panels for contemporary upgrades that already exist; like USB ports, compact flash adapters and HXC floppy emulators. They are even making the case Raspberry Pi, A1200 reloaded and MiST FPGA board compatible. On top of all these enhancements they have upgraded the expansion bay ‘trap door’ with ventilation slots and the rear ‘trap door’ with a slot that will be able to house DVI/HMDI and VGA ports. It’s the modern hardware compatibility approach to this project that really makes it stand out from others. This really is as future-proof a retro computer housing as you can get!

See more and back the campaign here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/a1200housing/new-a1200-housings-pressed-from-new-molds

Author: Ant Harper

Father, Husband, website developer, avid gamer since the mid-70s and collector of just about anything video game related. 8-Bit microcomputer and Sinclair specialist with a huge Sinclair related collection of his own. Blogs about retro gaming here but occasionally elsewhere when people ask. Bored of Mario and never much liked Zelda. Performs quirkafleegs for cold hard cash. Often found destroying ice crowns in the Lands of Midnight. Remembers: Lunar Lander. Plays: Steel Battalion, Gears of War

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