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by RetroCode
27 Jun 2020, 19:26
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: My Gigatron Build
Replies: 20
Views: 4540

Re: My Gigatron Build

Thanks! That's my heavily modded Amiga 1200. Custom case and keys (from a1200.net), Gotek floppy emulated (also hacked to add a rotary encoder, lcd display and piezzo speaker to simulate the drive sounds), and an 8MB expansion. I also took a huge gamble when I recapped it myself... I had soldered pr...
by RetroCode
27 Jun 2020, 14:56
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: My Gigatron Build
Replies: 20
Views: 4540

Re: My Gigatron Build

Just some photos of the new-born Gigatron, feeling right at home...
Gigatron-And-Monitor.jpg
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Gigatron_Museum_2.jpg
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by RetroCode
26 Jun 2020, 18:02
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: My Gigatron Build
Replies: 20
Views: 4540

Re: My Gigatron Build

Wow, before I started, I thought the options would have been quite limited, but looks like there are some pretty awesome options. Thanks so much for the detailed responses. Stupidly I thought I had a spare VGA cable, but looks like I'll need to wait until tomorrow for a new one to be delivered, and ...
by RetroCode
25 Jun 2020, 20:40
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: My Gigatron Build
Replies: 20
Views: 4540

Re: My Gigatron Build

I've said it before, but I love how well designed the kit is, and going through the process with the manual is so satisfying! It's one thing I was disappointed about in EEVBlog's video as he didn't look at the manual, or consider the reasons you have for recommending installing the components in the...
by RetroCode
25 Jun 2020, 18:19
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: My Gigatron Build
Replies: 20
Views: 4540

Re: My Gigatron Build

Good news! Firstly, I finished the build, and - short of finding a VGA cable in the attic - it appears to be working! Half way through I had a bit of a scare, after soldering the four LEDs and testing it, all LEDs lit up straight away. I wanted to take a photo, but when moving the board, dropped it,...
by RetroCode
24 Jun 2020, 19:53
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: My Gigatron Build
Replies: 20
Views: 4540

Re: My Gigatron Build

Thanks both! @walter, that's very kind. I've ordered some wood stain which I'll try to begin with, and may gloss over it if it looks okay. I just feel really lucky to have a case at all at this late stage :D Just a quick pic of progress. Afraid it will take a while for me to complete - I'm kind of s...
by RetroCode
21 Jun 2020, 20:36
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: My Gigatron Build
Replies: 20
Views: 4540

My Gigatron Build

Apologies in advance for a rambling post / thread. This is as much for my own records as for anything else, but hopefully my experience of building the Gigatron is of at least passing interest to someone... I remember seeing the Gigatron when the EEV Blog video came out, and thinking that looked rea...